Tuesday, March 1, 2011

in love

preparation for spinning
cutting
two bobbins
green shirt and paper
a little bit of overspinning
beautiful

16 comments:

Alice said...

in love - as well you might be! What beautiful process photos. You have conveyed the excitement of this art. I can almost feel the threads.

aimee said...

oh, the places you'll go!

suddenly i am reminded of what it's like to study with a master, and how ceaseless the gift is. i am so over the top happy for your journey!

onesmallstitch said...

magnificent! and I love the new header.

iNdi@na said...

magic. bet you could make shirts from nettles, too

Velma said...

thanks, alice, i am excited!
thanks, jean, hannah did it before she left
aimee, of course you remember, you've been there!!!
i, i've been meaning to try nettles for some time, for paper, for spinning, even for soup (so i hear)

kaite said...

that last pic is truly beautiful.
and i sometimes steam nettles for mixed greens on the dinner plate. k.

Velma said...

kaite, thank you . i thought it was quite fine.

Uschi said...

some music while spinning?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7LylVVaKJQ&feature=related

Do you know this?:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paper-Textiles-Christina-Leitner/dp/071367444X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1299052173&sr=1-1

nettles are great on a tarte!!

Fiona Dempster said...

Velma - I love to observe the process from afar - this gives a glimpse of the steps and of what appears to be a meditative process. Like Kaite - that last photograph is sublime - so wonderful. Thank you.

Velma said...

uschi, love celtic music and don't know this. i do have the book.
fiona, the photos express totally how it is for me.

deb g said...

Yes, just beautiful. I get a sense of strong and delicate at the same time...

Velma said...

ha! at first i handled it like it was gold leaf, had to learn to be more assertive. but then it breaks...

neki desu said...

love is a fine emotion

Maggie Neale said...

Your last photo is indeed beautiful! Your posts are gentle story telling through images...enjoyable.

acornmama said...

Also in love.

Velma said...

thanks!