Monday, March 14, 2011

pattern making

when you need more than plain, 
more than the grid of over one, under one, 
you play. 
sometimes 
serious play. 

my dear friend pat bramhal
weaving a basket 
in silver 
sometimes your weave becomes a map
and you search
stitch 
excavate
deep and shallow
a mole's travels
or a trail
further evidence of the ermine
and a stone
split by weather
more paths
tracks
mapping
and weaving
grid of living here and now
mud season 
it's here. 

9 comments:

neki desu said...

the stone speaks to me

kaite said...

weaving with silver,
slow weaving,cannot be hurried,
must take it's own time.

Velma said...

n, it's beautiful, isn't it?
k, pat tells me she colors the fine silver with ink, in order to keep the pattern straight.

Barry said...

V- the weaving looks like it requires more patience than I tend to maintain; loved the ermine photo and the further evidence - must be great to have such a critter around. B

Cait Throop said...

Ahhhhh, mud season...but the sun is wonderful!!! xo

onesmallstitch said...

everything is a pattern, life itself, daily routines, family patterns,shadow patterns, patterns in nature, mathematical patterns - one under one over, I love it.

Velma said...

barry, pat is the epitome of patience and perseverance
cait, pulls shoes off the horses, but it does slow down the springtime willies a bit!
jean, plain is still my favorite. no matter what, i return to plain weave.

jude said...

weaving is so much a map.

Velma said...

jude, maps and weaving, coming together for me.