Thursday, May 31, 2012


This is my first try at designing a small overshot piece adapted from Davison.

Warp 4, tromped as writ, in-progress.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Spring liners

1. At 43, heart attack, on life support for two days before being disconnected. Wife, 10 and 2 year olds, family and neighborhood network and support system. How the world has changed for those who remain.
2. Brain tumor diagnosed at the beginning of the year. Surgery and prognosis for "three years minimum". Within a month he awakes and feels tired, then dies that day.
3. Self-reflection. I am my worst critic. I am humbled and acknowledge cowardice.
4. "Are you living the life you want? If not, what are you doing towards it?"

Monday, May 28, 2012

Warp 4

The previous one was not working for me so I'm working with a different one.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


I love this image, taken a few days ago.
Photo by Ira Serkes, Berkeley, May 5, 2012
A supermoon is “the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, or perigee, leading to the technical name for a supermoon of the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system".

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Heard a line that took my breath away because when I said it awhile ago the response was different from the response observed this time. Regret, rueful, poignant - I'll be away for a while longer.

Sampler 2

As a followup to Book 1, Tabby, Book 2, Twills, was completed on April 30.

Fibers: wool/nylon, wool, hemp.
Inadvertent exercises:
inserting a string heddle,
splicing a warp thread,
looking at the gap-tooth grin.

Page 1, the front cover, followed by pages 2 and 3.

Pages 4 and 5 followed by the back cover, page 6.

Flipped, page 1 followed by pages 2 and 3.

Flipped, pages 4 and 5 followed by the back cover, page 6.

This time I kept the warp so that I can tie the next one on for Book 3.

Don't know what to do about that gap, though.