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other threads

October 20, 2016

There were seemingly invisible glistening strands running from plant to plant and stem to stem in this morning’s light. With the sun’s reflection the “stitches” appeared and disappeared – another reflection of the season.

web with stitches

web with stitches

I still don’t remember whether I intentionally planted this or whether it’s wild. It doesn’t matter as it’s putting on a vibrant show where so many of my summer blooms have dried up in the summer heat.  I won’t be pulling it up.

mystery "sunflower"

mystery “sunflower”

Progress on the third yukata is slow, but that’s sometimes the nature of it. I’m pleased with the results of the first overlap piece in mokume – wood grain pattern. I’ve begun dyeing a sleeve, and then it’s one more overlap. Can’t wait to begin the assembly.

mokume overlap detail

mokume overlap detail

The last few days have been unseasonably warm, confusing the critters, including a copperhead that visited.   He disappeared quickly enough and I hope that means he ventured off into the woods behind my house.   With cooler temps coming, they’ll be in hibernation soon, I’m told.



クモの巣 – Kumo no Su

March 1, 2011

クモの巣 – Kumo no Su

Originally uploaded by SOFennell

It’s really te-kumo shibori – that’s the term – probably centuries old. I wanted to know what the kanji was for it, and only found クモ which refers to the spider or spidery things.

巣・su is the term for web, net, gossamer or cobweb.

My own example is a very loose interpretation of kumo and it has been manipulated and dyed over several times making it a little more cloudy or smoky (another kumo – 雲) .

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