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are you still there?

deadlines met
I went to foreign shores
to work, to play, to live a little
it was a breath of fresh air
life has been busy since then
but more on that later...

I wanted to tell you
I have begun posting over here
take a wander
there is beautiful work to be discovered

image: shipbuilding

indigo : weaving

late nights and early mornings
are keeping me away
deadlines are looming
the indigo is beautiful
compensation for the lack of sleep

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"The renowned craftsman William Morris
found it so challenging that he wrote to a friend:
It would be a week's talk to tell you all the anxieties
and possibilities connected with this indigo subject"

oh so true Mr Morris...

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quote: found in this beautiful book


weaving continued 
despite the heatwave
pictures began curling
and falling off the walls
the little boat was first to go...

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linen / double cloth
a festival of weaving is about to begin 
in my little studio

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the last of the baking is wrapped and delivered
there is a train journey to take
a book to read
loved ones waiting at the other end...

it has been an amazing year
filled with wonderful unexpected things
I feel both grateful and very excited
for what lies ahead in the new year

as always...thank you for stopping by
and for all your kind thoughts throughout the year
wishing you a safe and happy festive season
surrounded by those you love

k x

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keeping it simple this festive season
a 'stay up all year' approach
to any form of decorating
done in the early morning hours
before the work day begins

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Tasmanian skies
perfectly moody
a passing parade of weather
just the way I like it

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a brief pause in my quiet time
for a very good reason...

Rachel is running a 'summer school'
in the beautiful weave studio at RMIT
personally, I think it could also be called
'five days of bliss'

images: Rachel Halton

things will be a little quiet
while I visit one of my
keep well for now

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never before has this saying been quite so true

last night I was honoured to receive the inaugural 
sponsored by cherrycake studios 

the award will see me spending one month
in residence at cherrycake studios
in George Town, Penang
sometime in the new year

with thanks to both cherrycake and Toyota
I can't wait to spend a whole month
making, playing, dreaming
and being inspired by
the historic streets of George Town

image: here

linen love

a roll of samples 
just off the loom
and cut ready to hem
I could dedicate my life 
to weaving linen
its beauty amazes me

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mail : incoming

a most welcome addition
to my studio walls
beautiful prints by dear Patrice
I'm so blessed to have them

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mail : outgoing

when I purchase beautiful cards
I feel a certain weight on my shoulders
when it comes to matching card to recipient

this letterpress tag has been in my drawer 
for a couple of years now
just waiting for the right moment
and the perfect home

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and asked if she could use these words
I knew the work would be beautiful
coming from Patrice's hands

images: Patrice Aarts