Thursday, December 31, 2009

indigo moon



indigo moon, blue moon, indigo thread (a gift), spun lokta, needle woven in the dark as it's snowing (finally) today. i've been at this blogging thing for over a month. my new year seems to happen around my birthday and then winter solstice is my winter holy day, but this new year is auspicious indeed. may you be well and happy. and indigo. even if your moon is a nine patch this time. 



--a quirky take on homespun, ninepatch, a square, for jude. 

11 comments:

jude said...

oh yes. a moon could be a nine patch. o to see indigo thread in a shifu square, i suppose you can dye indigo on paper. yes?

jude said...

also it is nice you always end up with selvedges on all 4 sides...

iNdi@ said...

the number 9 is always good
especially on a blue moon
and the needle weaving is exquisite

Velma said...

indigo on paper: i have tried it. cave papers makes gorgeous flax with indigo papers. 4 selvedges like the old peruvian weavers made was my source for my stump loom. (of course they had more sometimes) 9 squares seem right. last night there was blue moonlight in snow.

jude said...

blue moonlight melting is a nice thought.

sandra said...

I see snowflakes in your nine patch. A snow moon...Happy new year!

Deb G said...

That is indeed magical. Happy New Year!

artpropelled said...

A beautiful homespun square. All the best for 2010, Velma.

Shiborigirl said...

-certainly some magic in the blue moon indigo madness at the turn of the new year. i trust it will bring good things if we allow ourselves to see them.
blue moonlight in snow- love that visual-one we don't get here in southern california!

One said...

At a workshop last year one of the participants dyed a variety of papers in the indigo vat using shibori techniques and got some great results.

Velma said...

i love indigo, but feel like a real novice at the vat (no matter how many times i make one up, i've never been as mindful as i should be ). but indigo seems to love paper. have you seen www.cavepaper.com? check out the indigo flax papers.

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