If you get out to the State Fair, and want to check out my cool premium-winning entries in Creative Arts – the skeins are in Case #40, and the ribbon is in Case #28. They’re both on the back wall – #40 is just to the right of the butter sculpture, #28 is about halfway down that same wall.
The only thing I wish they hadn’t done in displaying them, is they folded the ribbon with a big pleat in the center – obscuring most of the brocade of the silkmoth (and worm, and cocoon) that makes the ribbon make sense.
But hey – the important part is easily visible – the big blue ribbon with the rosette on top!
For those of you who may not know this, because lately it’s been all about the yarn and the silkmoths – this journal started out being primarily about my night-time dreams, and the work and study I do with them. I’ve been ignoring my dream life lately, with the result that my dreams have become distant, fleeting, and vague – I’m trying to reconnect to that current, and start recording my dreams again.
Dream 20040924: Giant Caterpillars, Shopping for Chocolate Chips
I put two pieces in the State Fair of Texas – a set of reeled silk skeins, and a tablet-woven silk ribbon.
Each of them took a blue ribbon in its category.
This is the first time I’ve entered a State Fair; I’m very pleased and excited!
It must have been the moonlight. Either that, or this one moth has some amazingly powerful hoo-hoo juice…
Her milkshake brings all the boys to the yard!
Well, I have learned a LOT about Eri silk! I finally got a chance to play with the cocoons, and am fairly pleased with the results – although I’ve had a few “learning experience” type things that I don’t plan to repeat.
pictures, and a description of the cocoon-to-yarn process
My Eri moths FINALLY started hatching today!
Click here for photos
Chris enters sweepstakes. A lot of them involve various games, contests, etc. I’ve learned that sweepstakes can be very lucrative and fun – we got to go to LA last year, and also Vegas, on trips that he’d won.
For the one that he’s in right now, he needs people to be “destinations” for this game. If you’ve got some spare time, and want to help Chris out, click here:
and sign up to be one of his destinations. Thanks!
I went out the back door to shake a towel that I’d gotten some debris on… and saw this amazing beautiful argiope spider. She just showed up here… how, I have no idea – she must have just hiked it in.