Friday, July 29, 2011

progress is sometimes imperceptible
then, all of a sudden, a pattern appears...


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I spent

...a quiet morning taking the time to tie each knot for another warp

enjoyed some lovely weaving by Hermine Van Dijck on her blog

and travelled back in time when I re-discovered a song that I used to listen to 20 years ago - on YouTube.
magic of the internet!

Saturday, July 23, 2011


remember the warp in this post? Well, I finally completed it!
I just removed it from the loom, it's still a bit stiff - but I can almost see myself wearing a jacket next autumn...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

need some shade

it's been so hot in the last few days - nothing much accomplished I am afraid...moving has become difficult!


Friday, July 08, 2011

tessitura De Martini

on the Jacquard loom there was a commission: fabric for curtains, in a castle
They weave traditional motifs as well as reproductions of historical fragments - like in this case
on this warp -100m - they tied 15,000 knots!
(I love the heddle eyes made of black ceramic)

Thursday, July 07, 2011

eye candy for weavers

Yesterday, a totally unexpected trip in the countryside ended in glory
with a visit to Tessitura De Martini where we were welcomed by the owner, Stefania, who showed us around.

Everywhere I looked there was something interesting to see - every bobbin, every discarded thread or piece of fabric, everything!
They were preparing the warp (43m) for a batch of orange cashmere scarves.

In one room they have a loom for the smaller production, while in the bigger one they have two Jacquard looms for silk damask.
But that's for the next post!

Tuesday, July 05, 2011


these days are devoted to the completion of unfinished projects
- a warp that has been patiently waiting for me to approach it again - with a brand new weft.


Monday, July 04, 2011

il monte

a quiet Sunday in this place
a little walk after lunch, in a place full of lemon, kiwi, olive and fig trees.
Oh, and beehives too. Makes me want to move there.