in the ecotone

in the ecotone 
 before class i took a walk around beautiful silks
this grid construction
struck me as woven
some insects for the melbourne winter
 signage to keep us found
 the spinners, 
making inroads with spindles, lokta, the bobbin winder
 a long skinny table
spinning in the dye kitchen
 the name tags are for me
 naomi, from the shop,
spins away
this is one focused 
and hard working group.
origami books and spinning
day one

north country shifu

shifu page from an artists' book
 shifu, north country style
has been a passion, 
a focus 
for me the last few years
shifu and slippery elm and indigo cover
weaving simply
sometimes including bark and sometimes indigo
 and making shifu into covers or
as in the first photo
the pages itself
well, it's an amazingly versatile
way to make 
a book, a cloth, a coat, a story
india has posted 
a little piece on my trip to australia.
come along over to see
and we'll do it. shifu.
in the ecotone.