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June 3, 2010

Short Post Before I Go

I'll be leaving for vacation tomorrow... early.... very before the sun gets up.  But we are headed to North Carolina and the Smokey Mountains and want to find the house before dark.  We are headed down with 2 other couples and the bikes.  We plan on riding around for several days and lazing around on the deck telling stories.  I may even drink a few glasses of wine.  I hope to sneak in some project time but not felting. I have been taking Jude Hill's class on Cloth to Cloth.  This is a What If class and my first experiments were following her simple ideas of weaving scraps of cloth into squares.  
These are mostly scraps of left over hand dyed silks with some old curtains and cross stitch fabric left overs from years ago.  
She also talked about weaving within the weave.  
After trying the scraps I went on to use silk on prefelt then did my own thing. 
The two yellow colored squares are my hand dyed paj.  The green colored squares are some polyester sheer left over from a long ago project.  I was pretty happy with the results and have several other What Ifs in my head.  
That's it for now.  I'm off to work then On Vacation.  I will be without internet (unless I find a cafe) for two whole weeks!  HA!  I'm pretty sure I'll survive but will have to catch up on everyone's blogs later. 


Trudis Felt said...

Lovely squares and nice project! Have lots of fun on your vacation, enjoy the Smokey Mountains and your friends!


Oh wow! I love your cloth on cloth progress. I can't wait to see what you do with while you are away on vacation. Have a wonderful time with your friends

Happy days

ger said...

Ah, the neutrals... - have a good time...

Jackie said...

I hope you have a lovely trip and try not to do too much homework!

Doreen G said...

Have a wonderful break Joei and come back all refreshed.

Tammie Lee said...

Hi Joei,
I wish you a wonderful time away! Your weaving cloths are really wonderful. They remind me; when i was a teenager my mother and I painted two pieces of cloth, backed them with a stiff fabric, cut them into strips and wove them together. It was a fun project. I believe we turned them into pillows.

Working with cloth said...

Joei your woven pieces are so gorgeous, it's amazing the creativity we see in the Cloth to Cloth Workshop.