0 thoughts on “more silky spools, and SOAR ribbons!

  1. The falcon is GORGEOUS! Well so are the others, but I did work for the Peregrine Fund as a hack site attendant one summer. About a year before they went off the endangered list, matter of fact!

  2. I’ve a question! Right now I’m primarily inkle weaving (some tablets, too), and starting to get into some of the more interesting techniques. How, when planning a design, should one decide between doing pick-up or brocading? Is it all about counting the floats?

  3. I’m no expert in such things, but I’m absolutely fascinated with the ribbons.
    The naturally yellow silk totally rocks. Does it come from the Cambodians?

    But the link didn’t work properly for me.

  4. The yellow comes from another yellow strain that my friend Howard rears; it’s a full-size cocoon, not tiny like the Cambodians.

    And thanks for the heads-up; I fixed the link.

  5. For me, with tablets, it’s about time, and durability. Double-face (the yellow and black in this set) is more durable, and faster. It doesn’t have the option for multiple colors, and it doesn’t have as much graphic complexity. I use brocade usually for small spot designs, because they’re usually about an inch per hour, sometimes more if it’s multi-colored. I know that many people use it for whole bands, but that’s a particular species of patience that I don’t have.

  6. Thanks!

    I was trying to find something that explained exactly whether the Peruvian “huaman” is the same as the Peregrine – couldn’t find it.

  7. That’s where I started. She thought, looking at pictures, that it was the same. I couldn’t find anything listing the scientific name of “huaman,” though.

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