An early morning run a few weeks ago. The gentle waves of fog rolled over muted green grass. Forgetting distance and cold. Appreciating the moment outdoors. Wishing every morning could be like this one. Mind and body invigorated.
This week I sat down at the table with materials of mixed textures before me – tsumugi silk, airy kid mohair and crisp linen. Working on my warp plan. Nearby, Plain Weaving open to the page that shows Misao Iwamura’s studio near Mt. Hiei. A building with tall skinny windows nestled in a small grove of trees. Black and white photos show the interior – a spinning wheel in one corner draped with a handwoven piece and three round stones at its feet. Yarn filled cones line a shelf. Iwamura at work at one of her looms.
A look at my next handwoven piece in progress
tsumugi silk (A-1-1 & A-1-43) and kid mohair (N-52-24) from habu
Many thanks to all who visited and commented on the aran coat. I truly appreciate your kind words.
01/20/2008 at 9:49 am
Those photos are stunning. I know that I will try weaving at some point, but it’s a ways down the road. Your photos make me want to hurry up already though!
01/20/2008 at 12:17 pm
A beautiful piece, exquisite. If only you could wear your poetic words along with this textile………….
01/21/2008 at 8:22 am
that is beautiful – like a grey day at the beach –
01/21/2008 at 10:35 pm
Gorgeous! I love the photos and your description.
01/22/2008 at 5:15 pm
Such contemplation in one piece – I can see the stones nestled at the feet of your loom there is such spirit in your pieces.
01/23/2008 at 1:11 pm
The perfect inspiration – amazing texture and beauty here. I learn to weave *this* weekend! (what kind of loom do you have?)
01/24/2008 at 10:03 am
Really beautiful post. I really like your loom shots.