Tuesday, February 06, 2007

It is Finished....not really
































I finished weaving the blanket yesterday. Now the real work begins I need to repair all the mistakes and braid all the fringe. Here is the blanket layed across my kitchen table. With Ginger giving me the idea, I decided that I would full the cloth with a traditional waulking. This is not a spelling mistake. Waulking (in Gaelic luadh) is the technique of finishing the newly-woven fabric by soaking it and thumping it rhythmically to shrink and soften it. Waulking songs are played to keep the rhythm and lighten the work. For more details and a picture look here. I have set Saturday as the date for that so I have till then to finish the braiding and repairs.

Valentine Art contest.

Today I am setting aside to do some some Art. I will post the ATC's I am giving away later today. I'll be drawing the winners tomorrow morning.

Update: I have been playing for several hours. I have the 2 4x4's that I promised plus 2 ATC sized pieces. I'll will be giving them all away tomorrow morning. To enter just leave a comment or send me an email and you are in the drawing.
































































Some women wait for things to change and nothing does change so they change themselves - Audre Lorde

7 comments:

Margene said...

Beautiful!! I have been involved in waulking events in the past (GBFF) and always have fun.

Kai said...

I had no idea about Waulking (i thought it was hiking..lol) I love the blanket Kate, it looks like the Ocean in a sunset. Im glad it's off the llom and we can have a good look..You ooze talent girl!!
Peace, Kai..

..21 days..

Anna said...

Wow!! This is just TOO stunningly gorgeous!! I am in AWE!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today :o) Could you read it OK? Folk have been telling me it's all scrambled, yet it looks fine to me...

judie said...

Oh my gosh Kate That is totally beautiful!! I mean gorgeous! You are so talented. I tried to post earlier but blogger would not let me, and now I am glad or I may have missed the blanket!

Pam Aries said...

Kate,,this is amazing ! Wow! That is a lot of weaving! The colors are lovely! I cannot imagine making something so beautiful! ... Your Valentines are awesome too!

Pam Aries said...

Kate,,this is amazing ! Wow! That is a lot of weaving! The colors are lovely! I cannot imagine making something so beautiful! ... Your Valentines are awesome too!

LisaOceandreamer said...

I am absolutely amazed...to have seen a photo of it partially done and now see this magnificent blanket...well it's truly a work of art. AND I learned a new term tonight. You are so talented!

oh and you can add my name to your drawing - woohoo!
There's going to be another one, check my blog for Spring Fling.
XOXO