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« on: January 11, 2014 10:44:26 AM »

I decided you can't improve a skill without using it, right? So when I was invited into the Spiritual Weaving challenge for January, I said "Self, you are weaving in January whether you want to or not!" So I wove this for the theme of "Land of Ice and Snow."



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Quoting myself from Ravelry:

There is a LOT of angst in this project, especially the first half, because I was coming down from all the cray-cray of the holidays. As I was choosing my yarns, I envisioned a harsh and unforgiving wasteland. As I wove, this rocky landscape with snow-filled hollows emerged, with tufts of dead grasses breaking up the grey and white expanse. Finally I reached a place in my mind where I could appreciate the beauty of such a stark place, with more snow rounding out the harsh edges, more grasses promising a verdant spring, and icicles dripping from the rocks and catching the meagre light.

I used a variety of techniques, and tried a couple of new ones out. I did tapestry style inlay (the first of which I messed up), pile, side fringe, and I especially like my icicle beads. They're triangles cut from a water bottle with a hole poked by a candle-heated nail. The heat caused them to curl slightly, giving a more 3D effect.

Someday soon this tiny bit of yardage will become a zippered knitting/spinning tote. Here's the Rav project page for those interested.
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014 10:50:22 AM »

It looks great!
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014 12:44:49 PM »

This is fabulous. I love how to you brought it to life with your words. And the month is only 1/3 over! Will you be Spiritually Weaving anymore this month?
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014 03:12:05 PM »

Gorgeous!!
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014 06:32:20 PM »

Wow, that is beautiful! I love it!
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2014 09:41:58 AM »

This will make a great zippered knitting/spinning tote.
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2014 11:17:44 AM »

I'm thinking I'll need to weave a matching strap   Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2014 11:55:23 AM »

I keep coming back to this, and had to share on FB and on my Portland Modern Quilt Guild's FB page. It is totally inspiring me for a quilt pattern!
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2014 12:53:19 PM »

MareMare! I'm so SUPER flattered that you find my fabric inspiring! You're a master-crafter, so that means so much coming from you!
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2014 03:58:04 PM »

MareMare! I'm so SUPER flattered that you find my fabric inspiring! You're a master-crafter, so that means so much coming from you!

Aw, you're sweet!  Kiss
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