Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Back in the Swing

Yes, I am back.  I was planning on doing a post last week. I will have some big news soon and I thought I would post about it last week but I ran into a few bugs. So its back to a regular blog post at least till I am ready.

I have been doing collage in my art journal lately. Sometimes just placing different images together can be so satisfying. I don't know why I don't do it more often.

Both of these pages started as maps. I think maps are a great starting place, you can keep them or paint over them or leave just a snippet of them to add interest.

These next two pages resulted when I had leftover paint on a page and didn't like the combination so I covered it up.

I just pulled scraps out of my scrap box and decided to see what I could create.


On Sunday I decided it was time to visit my neglected looms

On my big loom sat a rug so I decided it was time to finish it.  It has a linen warp and the weft is hand dyed rug wool in shades of blue. The warp is the vertical threads and the weft is the horizontal threads.

This is the rug just off the loom. I will be braiding the fringe to finish it off. It will go in my kitchen as a rug right at the stove. I didn't use half the yarn I dyed so I will be weaving more rugs in the future.

Here is a close up of the rug where you can see a couple of the colors.

This is how the loom looks right now. I am threading a new blanket, this is just a few of the 384 threads that will be threaded before I can begin weaving.  It is a gift I am making for Christmas.  I need to do this early since I have another big project planned for the same time frame.


  1. Glad to see you back, Kate. Can't wait to hear your big news. And the weaving is really beautiful. xoO

  2. Now those maps make me wonder if you are going to tell us you are going somewhere soon? Just wondering!!!

    Love the hat knit below too!

    Fun journal pages!

  3. It's good to see you back. I think I might know your big news...maybe.

    Love your collages but the rug caught my attention right away. And the colors you're threading for the blanket look great. You're going to be busy!!

  4. So glad you are back and doing things you love. I love the rug! Take care of you, Mary

  5. Glad you are back to feeling like your own creative self !
    Collages are quick bits of arty fun, aren't they ?
    And your weaving ? Beautiful !!!
    Take good care of you !


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