If you've read my blog for a while
you know that I love fiber/fabric,
and my husband loves wood.
Being creative is something that we share
so when we have some spare time,
we sit outside on our patio so
that I can hand quilt/spin/knit,
and my husband carves.
My husband, Marshall, begins with a slab of wood,
this time it's pear wood,
and then he does a rough shaping to start.
He then uses Del Stubbs carving tools to further shape the spoon.
He continues to shape the spoon until it has the shape and finish that
he's happy with.
This is the end result of his latest work.
I love hand carved utensils,
as each one is uniquely shaped.
The spoons showcase the lovely colors
and grain patterns in the various woods.
I've been spinning, a little bit when I can,
so that I can weave a shawl.
I've discovered that handwoven shawls are lovely to wear-
light, airy, and warm.
Such an awesome combination.
After weeks of spinning
this is my handspun Merino/silk yarn that is ready to be
the weft for a shawl.
The weave structure is plain weave,
and the warp yarns are 16/2 bamboo in turquoise,
and 8/2 Tencel in black.
I did random stripes across the surface of the cloth.
The sett (distance between the yarn) is open
or slightly loose so that the shawl will be drapeable
and light after it is washed/slightly fulled.
I'm down to one inch left to weave,
savoring the moment,
and I can hardly wait to cut this off the loom.
This will be a gift for someone....
Our dogs were barking up a storm this morning,
so I looked out our front door to see a flock or rafter
of 13 wild turkeys wandering through our front yard.
How cool is that?