Category Archives: Collaboration

A WARP INSPIRED COLLABORATION

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Sara Lamb and I decided to collaborate. We’d each weave a scarf using re-purposed cashmere yarn that my mother and I un-knitted from over 200 cashmere sweaters.

During the last 5 years of my mother’s life, she was unable to knit. Seeking an engaging yarn project for her, I hit … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Recycled Cashmere, Saori

Drunken Temari Balls

Historically, temari were constructed from the remnants of old kimonos. Pieces of silk fabric would be wadded up to form a ball, and then the wad would be wrapped with strips of fabric. As time passed, traditional temari became an art, with the functional stitching becoming more decorative and detailed, … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Ideas

Weaving Together


Here are some images I like that didn’t make it into the earlier posts.

Sharmila and I look at our weavings at the same time on opposite sides of the world.


Hands working together……
This doesn’t really relate to the Dalai Lama weaving except that I happened to bring the … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Garden of 1000 Buddhas

Weave A Real Peace


Weave a Real Peace (WARP) serves as a catalyst for improving the quality of life of textile artisans in communities-in-need.
I recently joined WARP and am preparing to attend their annual meeting being held at Spirit in the Desert just outside of Phoenix.

I have heard about WARP for years, … Continue Reading…

Also posted in On the Road, Other's Efforts, Service

Inadvertent Collaboration


Back when I was weaving a lot with rayon chenille, I was in the habit of saving all of my thrums, tying my thrums together, and then using them as weft. I asked one of my knitting friends to attempt knitting with the thrums. We decided the experiment was a … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving