Thursday, December 9, 2010

if only

my little woven squares came from looking at this and other similar textiles.
if only my skills were as this weaver/spinner/dyer (combination), i would be way too big headed.
camelid fiber. 

11 comments:

aimee said...

the magic, though, is that these textiles have YOU to look at them and appreciate them. you are the best seeker and finder and re-treasure-er of beautiful things that i know. and this is quite a gift!

Margaret Braun said...

Absolutely darling!

iNdi@na said...

singing colour there...

Fiona Dempster said...

I like the squares - but also the way the colours make your eyes do a little dance to come up with what's really going on...your work is always beautiful.

kaite said...

that was a new one on me, i had to google camelid, hair of llamas, alpacas etc. so this might be an old Sth American textile? anyway this is definately beautiful and the maker was extremely skilled. k.

deb g said...

I can see why that inspires, it inspires me too!

Cait Throop said...

I LOVE being inspired and you inspire me, Velma!! xo

Velma said...

there are many many beautiful textile traditions, but i just love the ancient peruvian treasures. in one place i worked, there was a piece in the collection. i used to sneak upstairs and adore it.

onesmallstitch said...

magic--and years of learning and hours of work. love the strong colours. looks like it was first dyed with yellow, then red and finally top dyed with indigo. a treasure

Velma said...

i'm still trying to wrap my mind around warp scaffolding...i mean i get it, just haven't done it-

kaite said...

i found that article (and the pic) too just now, i don't think i even get it...k.