Category Archives: Garden of 1000 Buddhas


 Begin with LOVE…..

If you want to see all the steps, go here.

I am really too tired to be doing this, but I just had to share.


I wish I could say that each of the 108 is different, but alas there are some duplicates. 


All ready to … Continue Reading…

Words Cannot Describe…..

There is so much to “tell”, but I am starting off with the “show” part—enjoy!

These are the last 5 pictures in the series, something besides me decided I am supposed to show the last pictures first.

From the natural-dyed silk warp to the recycled cashmere weft, each thread was … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Ideas, Photography

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 Collaboration, Color Horoscope Weaving

Buddha Garden Weaving Day #2

Did I mention that my daughter in spirit is weaving a rendition of the Dalai Lama’s horoscope in Hyderabad India at the very same moment that I am weaving at the Buddha Garden in Montana?

Here is just one of several pictures that she sent me. Isn’t it wonderful! We … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Teaching

Warping in the Garden

It is a most interesting experience warping a loom outside on a windy day. I had to give up trying to keep the threads aligned as they went around the back beam.

It is equally interesting to realize I forgot to bring the lease sticks I usually use to support … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Tips and Tricks

The Journey Begins—

Where is the line between excitement and hysteria (grin)?

Grace is happily packed and ready to go.

Onward into the future….

The trip was somewhat of a blur, and in the next post I will be of my initial visit to the Garden. I didn’t take a single picture during … Continue Reading…

Also posted in On the Road

Weaving in the Garden— Final Preparations

I wound the Dalai Lama warp all the way back on the warp beam. I wrapped a nice towel around it all and secured the lease sticks in place. I have never done this before. It should work though.

Awaiting the arrival of the chariot.
Grace and Gary have changed … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Moving

Weaving in the Garden— More Preparations

I really am leaving early tomorrow morning (grin).

The silk is wound into balls.

The 5 yard lengths (360 of them) are all counted out.

Here is the first view of the Dalai Lama’s horoscope.

The threads are put in order.

And now you have a better look at what … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, In the Studio

Giving and Receivingand Planning and Sampling

Before I begin, please check out the Color Horoscope Weaving Booth by Cotton Clouds at Convergence.

Again I was talking with Roberta about my trials in finding a new apartment, and she said “Why don’t you move back to Montana?” I COULDN’T DO THAT! I replied emphatically. But I decided … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Moving

Garden of 1,000 Buddhas Part 2

When I first thought about creating this special weaving, I thought I would weave the Dalai Lama’s horoscope here in Seattle. While I was weaving my towel project, I got the idea of performing the Weaving actually in the Garden (outdoors, I have never woven outdoors). As soon as this … Continue Reading…

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