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Friday, July 1, 2011

Threads of Gold

I couldn't pass up this cone of gold at a friend's moving sale that happened close to a year ago now (remember this Colleen??)  It's been a real conversation piece on my shelf.   I've looked at it and thought about what use I could put it too . . . it's very fine thread.   I wonder what it's intended use in the beginning was?  Curiosity and my practical nature finally got the best of me, I pulled it off the shelf and started wrapping it on the warping wheel along with two shades of while silk.  It broke only once but it was hard to hang onto.  I did get it on the loom without going completely out-of-my-mind - whew.   Here is little photo journal.   I think the woven scarves are looking almost as pretty as the cone itself!





  
       
One done 


Another started, see the gold thread - it's there -- really.

 

7 comments:

Joanne said...

That is so beautiful, and you are so brave!! I also wonder what the intent of that thread was...and I personally think the warping would have done me in.

knitsteel said...

I want one. Tell me how I can buy one.

barbindell said...

Wow--how did you warp in this heat--you are a brave soul--maybe the thread was made by that fairy tale lady who spun straw into gold!

Susan said...

Looks like you could make a lot of golden scarfs off of that cone. I was so curious to see what it would look like. Really pretty!

riverweave said...

Thanks for the comments. We have been having work done at the house, kept me captive in the studio and so why not try out that gold. I like the idea of it being spun by a fairy tale lady! Think that cone will last for centuries!!

annie said...

it makes me think of rumpelstiltskin too. :) it seems like it would be really hard to weave with such tiny filaments! it looks so pretty.

Deborah Conlon said...

These are beautiful Kathy. Haven't looked at your blog in a while. Nice job. Deb