Sigh. The dear ones have gone back to their home nest. It will be my turn to travel next. I miss them.
This morning I unwrapped my arashi pole (Glennis' shibori class).
Here it is on the counter with a little bobbin made with a twig from the apple tree. The thread I used to wrap the silk on the pole is buttonhole twist; you can see it on the bobbin. This bobbin idea came from Deb G.
Here is my arashi after I ironed it. My goal is to create a pattern like water and then to make a lap cloth:
with several to many of these (above) sewn together. I'm practicing Jude's piecing method. The silk is tricky to manage because it is slippery. On this piece I used starch, then I tried a fabric interfacing and that worked well, but the silk no longer felt like silk...more like cotton. I have a couple of other ideas to explore.