Month: March 2004

Silk skeins

These are the skeins that go with my ribbon entry. This allows it to qualify in both the “Handwoven” and “Handspun” categories – the stone disc beads are to keep the tiny things from getting lost or blown off the table! Each skein is three to six yards of 110-cocoon reeled filament silk. My favorite [Continue]

Silk Season ribbon

This is one of two projects that I’m entering into our local Handweavers and Handspinners Guild. It’s called Silk Season. 100% silk, with all colors but red and black being my hand-reeled silk. I apologize for the weirdly blurry pictures; the red was driving the camera crazy.

A question for all you design-type folks…

I’m working on designing a piece that will be emblematic of the four seasons. I’m going to have a four-armed solar cross in the center of a circle, with one quadrant for each season. What colors do you associate with the various seasons? I’ve tried doing a traditional Wiccan representation, based on the elements, and [Continue]

The first little group of silkworms to hatch was just the avant garde… today, hatching began in earnest at dawn.

Kego surprise!

Wow, that was fast! I took the Bombyx mori eggs out of cold storage on the 17th. Their typical time to hatch is 10 to 14 days. Apparently, there were some who didn’t read the manual!