… how I spent summer vacation… Isn’t tapestry cool? It’s slow as molasses but deeply satisfying. I’m a beginner tapestry weaver and am working through Rebecca Mezoff’s wonderful, charming classes (find her HERE). And I have been loving my little Mirrix Tapestry loom this summer - small, portable, but it holds wonderful tension and is easy to use. Even warping gets easy after a time or two. (You can get your own HERE.)
And I absolutely adore the little salt marsh on the Oyster River in Chatham (Cape Cod, Massachusetts), which is a quick walk from the house we rent each summer with friends. I spent a lot of time out there in my kayak this year, visiting the local crabs and watching the birds (So. Many. Birds.) The weather was perfect! Only one (two?) rainy days in three weeks! And not too hot, either, mostly in the high 70s and low 80s, such a relief from the heat and humidity at home in central MA.
And now it’s time to get back to work! Lots of handwoven textiles coming right up - a batch of kitchen towels just came off the loom, and a run of napkins is going on. I’m still using my favorite sustainable American-grown cotton and organic cotton/linen blends, but I’ve got some ideas for some new designs and products to test out. Lots of shows coming up (you can find the list HERE ), I hope I’ll see you at one!