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a good combo …

April 26, 2018

This last week or so I have been working on two quite different tapestries. One is on a bike frame using different yarns.  The second a smaller piece using some nettle yarn from Nepal.  The nettle called Allo grows tall in the mountainous areas.  The stems are retted and then spun into fibre by women using carved hand spindles.  Then dyed into jewel like colours.  The texture is rough and wild but it has a good nature that lends itself to my style of work well.

I will be sad when the stock goes and another adventure beckons.

Jewels to be woven

Asian hand spun nettle yarn

wound into tiny balls



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