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August 9, 2022 newsletter

The natural world is my inspiration. No matter where you look, there is something to guide your colour choices. Flowers, as they spring up in my garden, often send me directly to my wall of yarn to start pulling colours together, with thoughts of “what if” racing through my brain. The apple blossoms not only helped me to create a soft, light palate but my mind also started “seeing” what these beautiful wee flowers would become when they grew up! Before I knew it, off the shelf came the colours that remind me of apples 😉 When I looked at the beautiful bunch of daffodils – yarn colours immediately popped into my mind and away I went again! Nature provides us with inspiration everywhere we look – rocks, trees, birds, ocean, sunsets… The next time you head out for a walk – open your eyes and imagine what an amazing cloth you could create from the colours you see in your world.

8/2 cotton in Salmon, Cinnamon, Peach, Hot Pink, Bouclé Cotton in Salmon and silks are 30/2 Bombyx Violet Ice and Peachy Keen

18/2 Merino in Marigold, Harrisville Shetland in Cornsilk, 30/2 Silk in Tiger Lily and 8/2 cotton in Gold.


From our Inbox

We were happy to see these photos arrive in our inbox! A perfect example of inspiration that David from California pulled from a photo into his woven cloth. He’s created such a beautiful fabric out of that one image! David’s taken what he’s learned so far and run with it to weave his own original cloth – including making “just” plain stripes sing and pushing Turned Twill into grids that can be used for a game 🙂 We are looking forward to seeing where he heads next!

This is the note that David added to his email along with his photos:

A few things I have been working on. Have the linen and silk on the loom currently.


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