Quiet Celebration

I received one of Syne Mitchell’s temari balls! I was so excited because each morning I chant my mantra “No New Crafts- No New Crafts” I thought I would never have one if I didn’t make it myself. I did break down and make the object above, however. A friend of mine taught me to make them some 40 years ago. What I like about them is that there is no take, glue, knots or any sort of fastenings. Very cunning.

In keeping with the holiday spirit, I made a “wreath” of recycled cashmere balls.

Actually, it is the weft for the horoscope weaving I have on the loom.

I’m about 2/3 done. It is really fun to change wefts every 12 picks or so. I can’t wait to see it off the loom. I have made an extra yard to use for the woven sample in the kits.

This entry was posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Recycled Cashmere, Techniques.


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    Erin December 29, 2008 at 9:14 am #

    That is a gorgeous new horoscope weaving you have on the loom! I love seeing your work! By the way, I finished a little something for you! Check it out here! http://www.flickr.com/photos/eksrn2002/3136979195/

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    Connie Rose December 29, 2008 at 4:34 pm #

    Beautiful, Bonnie. Incidentally, I hope you do really well with the kits!

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    mushinweaving@gmail.com December 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm #

    I’ve found a sister soul! I’ve been recycling fabric and sweaters since high school and it’s so refreshing to see somebody else using recycled cashmere. I’ve used it in a few of my woven shawls and in some knitting. I usually use recycled silk for warp because it’s so easy to come by. Your weaving is so lovely and I have enjoyed reading your blog since I found it a few months ago. I’ve even dyed my first ikat! Thanks for the inspiration. -Kristin

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    Bonnie December 31, 2008 at 7:40 am #

    Thanks! I’ll be cutting this weaving off tomorrow. I can hardly wait to show you (and me!)I used to tie all of my thrums together and weave them back in. That was lots of fun.