Monday, March 21, 2011

Boro Sunrise for Spring

This is the 'sunrise' part of a larger cloth I made in Jude Hill's Contemporary Woven Boro class. A misty sunrise for the first full day of Spring.

5 comments:

  1. it has the texture of a spring earth, pressed but filled with life.

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  2. ready to spring back to life after all of that heavy snow! Thank you Jude.

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  3. I don't recall seeing this in class. Very nice! is this silk gauze over lay or skrim? It is over top of the weave yes? Nice spring cloth, still cold and slightly snowy here, but this too will pass. :)

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  4. Hi Helen- thanks for stopping by. Do you remember that I made a moon sky in CWB? This is the opposite corner of that larger cloth, which is an ombre weave (dark in one corner, light in the other). The base here is cream damask (old table cloth) and white (sheets and pillowcases I think). The sky blue and white cloth is from Glennis. The colours of the sun rise are mosaic woven into the base. Some of these bits are old curtain, lace and Ethiopian cotton, all sheer and most of them are dyed with sumac or buckthorn berries. Under some of them are bits of bright silk and cotton. The greeny-blue is handwoven Japanese silk. The sun itself is a bright yellow/orange print under a bit of sumac-dyed curtain. And there is some yellow and red tea towel in there. All very thin and misty!

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  5. And extremely beautiful! I sort of remember, but it was so hard to keep up someitmes. my father-in-law is 92 and he pulls me away from my life on occasions and then I get all bogged down. I really like this though.

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