A view of a coastal region somewhere on Earth as viewed from the International Space Station.
Maupiti, in the French Polynesian Islands
Kalamalka Lake, and Rattlesnake Point, near Vernon, BC, Canada
Maligne Lake, with Spirit Island, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
So with these natural beauties in mind, I have this warp from Iridescent Fibers in my stash that they call "Across the Universe."
I had this 8 shaft crackle draft that showed great potential! The white sections in the draft are where the painted warp would go, along with a soft gold and dark teal tencel borders. Its rather difficult to translate a diverse painted warp to colours in a weaving draft.
From the initial start of weaving, I was very pleased with the results! I used dark teal as my weft colour on the first scarf. On the second scarf I used the colour azure which is a medium bright blue.
Finally they were woven and final finishing completed. Yesterday I took "Judy" outside into the garden for a photoshoot. It was a lovely day with a breeze blowing, so you might notice the fringe looks like its moved or the bottom of the scarf as ballooned out a bit.
So the next three images are of the scarf woven with dark teal as my weft. Its difficult to get the colours shown to their best advantage as depending on the light, the camera settings, and your computer screen.... it changes colour! Its quite the chameleon!
I call this scarf Kalamalka Lake as we used to live nearby to it and go and dabble our toes in this gorgeous coloured water in the summer.
Now, all the pictures below the line of asterisks are of the scarf woven with the azure blue weft
The greens are still there but more subtle now. I call this scarf "Blue Lagoon" after all the beautiful atolls and coral reefs in the south Pacific. I was lucky to walk a beach like that near Fiji many years ago as a 14 year old wondering how the water got to be that colour.
I also took some pictures of our snap dragons and irises in full bloom. Its such a lovely time in the gardens right now with all the flowers and all the greenery out and looking lush. Our back yard has a few nests and lots of babies (who are as large as the parents) running behind them begging for food. We had a baby robin sitting on our front doorstep who clearly was too young to have left the nest. His or her feathers were just coming in and the poor thing had no tail feathers at all. I sure hope it makes it!
I hope you continue to be safe out there..... the virus hasn't gone away. 😳 Not yet anyhow....