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« on: June 01, 2005 07:15:26 PM »

Hi there.
Posting from Japan Smiley

My mom used to enjoy this Swedish weaving back in 60s.
I found the exactly the same how-to book mom used to read.

Here's the pieace I made.
http://6804.teacup.com/handmade_kumin/img/.sh_01-08t_120.jpg

I used 6 pink colors to have this beautiful color gradation.
A lot of work!!
But I really like it.
http://6804.teacup.com/handmade_kumin/img/.sh_01-08d.jpg

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2005 07:17:57 PM »

wow! that's gorgeous, i've never seen anything like it. how...what...i can't even imagine how you did that. by any chance do you know of any resources to learn about it?
lovely job, Really!
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2005 07:20:31 PM »

Stunning.  It makes me think of the light pink peonies which are in bloom right about now.
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jade-mom
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2005 09:19:10 PM »

Dear homegirleh,

Thanks for your sweet comments.
I just learnt from the book, and it's written in Japanese.
I'm not sure if you can find any book in English.
The author is Michiko KUGE.
There're many beautiful works in the book.
I do recommend you!

Kumi(Jade-mom)
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2005 09:19:57 PM »

Dear positron,

Thanks for your lovely comment.
That made me smile!
I LOVE pink colors!
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2005 10:04:07 PM »

Jade-mom, you have created a very beautiful towel.  My sister and I learned to do this in the late 60's and early 70's when we were in Girl Scouts.  When we learned it was called Huck Towel weaving and we made simple bread towels for our mother.

do you know of any resources to learn about it?
I did a quickie search on amazon.com to see if they had any books on huck towels and came up with one used book hit at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/offer-listing/B0007HPRVS/ref=dp_olp_2//103-5328747-8887014?condition=all .  It says the book is from 1936(!!) and fully illustrated and in good shape.   Also from the amazon.com search, it seems www.vermontcountystore.com sell huck towelling.

You may be able to find more books and/or supplies with a more thourough search.  Good luck.
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2005 11:12:19 PM »

Dear Fidget,

Wow, you did this in 60's to 70's, too?
My mom did it, too, in Japan.
So it was all over the world, then.
That's really interesting to me.
Bach then, there was no internet so you couldn't know what was going on in other countries.
Amazing!
Don't you wanna do that again?
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2005 05:27:48 AM »

Very very lovely!  In looks, it reminds me of a much more subtle bargello(I think that's what it's called) embroidery!  Fabulous color choices!  Those are the same colors of my favorite rose!  Must investigate more! 

Actually, I wandered away for a moment to Yahoo.  The Nordic Needle seems to have several books and such for this sort of weaving!  I love the internet!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2005 10:08:45 AM »

Dear Jade-Mom,

This is a craft that has been around for a very long time, so it is not surprising that it is known or practiced in different cultures.  Isn't it wonderful to grow up with a crafty mother? 

After doing a google search for huck towel weaving I found several sites that have free patterns and offer supplies for sale.  One of the sites mentioned "Monk cloth" which I think is the cloth my sister and I used.  At least the name rang a bell as one I hadn't heard in a long while but should remember.  LOL 

I've got so many pending projects and things I want to try, that I'm not sure I've got time to try to take up Huck weaving again.  But, after seeing your lovely towel, I will put it on my "One of These Days..." list.

-Fidget Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2005 05:19:24 PM »

Dear spaz_muse,

Hi there!
I made this while "sakura" tree were at its bloom here in Japan.
So for me, it's "sakura" gradation!
Besides, I love pink!
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