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They don’t really talk to me anymore

Joe left this morning for a business trip, leaving me all to my own devices for the weekend (so far I have really cut loose and vacuumed the bedroom) and as soon as he was gone, I remembered that I’d … Continue reading ?

What a woman might be...

Maybe not these two. Cloth house doodles. But maybe a way to that. House Home Woman. If I stretch my imagination. That's my impression although it's still in between. Because a woman might become anything. Especially Many Things. Those two...

It started with a boo boo

A few days ago, before I rode my bike 120km in the pouring rain (I am not even kidding. I’ve never had to ride in conditions like that. At one point I was going up a hill with Jen and … Continue reading ?

This Old Cloth

This room has less now. I am using it for listening to music. And looking. Deciding what to keep. The first cloth I called a Spirit Cloth. And the appearance of the story beast. The Lion Quilt. Although not fully...

What moves through her...

Lightning. A new component. Actually not just now, but now I am focused on in a bit more. It's an energy thing. A kind of vibration. Even on it's own, quite striking. My cloth components go beyond the component idea...

Mood Board Monday - Driftwood

Fluidity Wrap detail, blue plaids, paper art, slabs, sky, tree stump, butterflies, blue cobblestone, Fluidity Wrap, wrapped. The July Year In Colour Club colourway, Driftwood, is a really big deal to me. I have had most of the images...Show More Summary

Adding Body

Eye Woman. Continued from here, here, here, and then here... in case you forgot by now. Part of the evolving Stands like a Woman series. All to be quite consistent in size. About 12" square. I guess this one will...

Considering Composition and Construction

Composition (idea building) and Construction( technique/materials and methods) are obviously linked together. They limit one another or not. There is so much for me to say about the link between form and technique. I need to gather my thoughts a...


Just like people... One cloth might carry another. For a little ways.

july knitcrate

I don't know what it is about this blue box, but it makes me so happy when I see it arrive. It's like a Tiffany box for knitters! July's Knitcrate box did not disappoint, and it's perfect for the season. Intense colors for the heat of summer!The yarn :: 2 skeins of Artisans Yarn in BooBerry. Show More Summary

Fluidity Wrap and Scarf

Pattern: Fluidity wrap and scarf by Tanis Lavallée (me!) Yarn: TFA PureWash Fingering in Club exclusive Driftwood (wrap) and Fig (scarf). The Fluidity wrap and scarf pattern is the July offering from the Year In Colour Club. The pattern includes instructions for both a single skein scarf version and a larger 2 skein wrap option. Show More Summary

one at a time

What kind of knitter are you? One at a time? Two at a time? As many as you like at a time?For years I have been a one project at a time kind of girl. I start a project. Work completely on that project until it is finished. Then, start...Show More Summary


The indigo dyed components I am creating these days are following a list of concepts that form a personal system of symbols and picture language. I'm making them into simple units. Building blocks. To continue and clarify the story connections....

These old jeans

At a loss for anything to say today. But then there is always something to do. And then something to say about it. So. These old jeans. They are well worn and often neglected but loved even more because they...

Morning Light

Wake early. Catch a few rays before the rain moves in once again. Favorites from the dye po(e)t yesterday. Off to the dentist soon. I'll be back with cleaner teeth.

And I might have another nap too

Sometimes when I write to you, I sit here tapping my fingers on the keyboard, thinking of what I could be doing that would be interesting for you to read about.  Paperwork? Laundry? Another pair of plain socks because this … Continue reading ?

Twist Fabric Scraps into Colorful Twine

Upcycle your fabric scraps and offcuts, and make a colorful alternative to rope and cord for your future weaving and craft activities. Read more on MAKE The post Twist Fabric Scraps into Colorful Twine appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

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