Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Wee Bit o' Green

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, a little green.

Biking on the Aran Islands

My favorite pictures from our trip to Ireland in June 2006, when it did not rain at all. (Miraculous!)

Roadside Sheep

Some green weaving. My latest little twill sample.

Try not to notice that I was lazy on the warping board - winding the green and white separately....

And that this draft isn't trying to look good.....it's trying to touch on a few different twill techniques so I can see how they look.

The green of Ireland is prettier!!

Ring Fort in the Ring of Kerry

I'm getting spring fever.....these pictures make me want spring to arrive now!! I miss leaves and green grass!! Patience is a virtue I hear......one I must cultivate!


Janet said...

Hey, winding the colours separately isn't laziness, it's efficiency! And, as it also lets you design your stripes at the loom, it's extra creative. :)

Life Looms Large said...

Sounds good to me.....

Well, except for the part where I had to kind of mush and twist the yarn together to get them to interleave the way I wanted. There's probably a better way to do that!

But, hey, it's a sampler. I can be somewhat slapdash!!


bspinner said...

I love your pictures of Ireland especially the sheep. How lucky to go to such a beautiful country.

It's your sampler and you can wind on the colors anyway you want.

Debbie said...

Sue, you should have stopped and sheared that sheep. The fleece looks wonderful! Is that sampler currently on your loom? I would love to see it when it's done!

Loved the Ireland pix, it's somewhere I have always wanted to visit! Maybe someday...

Life Looms Large said...

When I saw that sheep, I wasn't as aware of spinning as I am now.....so I wasn't necessarily thinking yarn! Ireland is really beautiful and we had a wonderful visit.

The sampler is on the loom....I have a bit of warp left, and I have two new ideas that I want to try. But you can be sure I'll post about it when it's done!!


lotta said...

I love the "green" pictures, especially your weaving sample. Thank you for visiting my blog last week - I am glad I have found yours.

charlotte said...

When I look at those pictures, I want to go biking very badly. The sampler colors look great!