Sunday, February 23, 2014

Rainbow in a box

I spent the last few weeks (on and off) organizing my embroidery threads from a huge bird's nest, to this... 


Some I've purchased, but most are gifts and hand-me-downs. All are beautiful! 

After more than two months without a single clear day, their sunny brightness is a little dose of happiness. I can't stop looking at them.


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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Lace (Poem 218)

Brilliant as a Bahamian 
beach, sinuous as a flute 
in a Mozart concerto,
glossy silk unfurls 
and furls patiently, 
a whisper guided by 
a dream and a gentle touch. 

(c) 2013, by Hannah Six



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Sunday, November 03, 2013

Winter Verse (#215!)

It's winter 
     And my toes are cold
It's winter
     And the coffee's brewed
It's winter
     And the does grow bold
Searching for a meal
Where sweet green grass once grew

It's winter 
     And the frost has formed
It's winter
     And the fire's bright
It's winter 
     And your hands are warm
In the brown wool gloves
I knit for you last night

(c) 2013, by Hannah Six



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Monday, October 21, 2013

NQFO*


Unblocked. Can you see the sparkles?


*Not-Quite-Finished Object


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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Crochet Senryu

Single strand of wool

Bamboo hook, two busy hands
Bouquet of comfort

(c) 2013, by Hannah Six




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Monday, September 16, 2013

Needlework


Needlework


Needle tip dips in and out of fabric,

Catching the light,
Drawing up stitches with a rasping tug--
Side by side, like satin,
Peppered, like a delicacy,
A garnish to be consumed sparingly,

Strewn, like newly mown grass--
Lemon-butter silk, raspberry soufflé perle,
Terracotta cotton, fine as a web,
Linen the color of cocoa
With whipped cream. Sweetly
Suggestive of traditional
Feminine wiles and fragile cups

Poured and passed

With secret smiles, and

An occasional glancing
Brush of trembling fingertips.

(c) 2013, by Hannah Six


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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It's a fiber arts post! Yay!

Do you read Spin-Off Magazine? I often like to page through and see what's new...

In the Summer 2013 issue, there's an article about "Sprang" weaving, which includes instructions for a project. It was intriguing, but I had trouble envisioning the process. So, like every good student, I looked it up on You Tube...

That's where I found this lovely, straightforward tutorial. If you're interested in learning something new -- portable weaving that doesn't cost a fortune to start! -- check it out. My fingers are now itching to begin. Now where did I put that old picture frame...?



Let me know what you think... Are you going to give it a try?

BTW: I love this woman's relaxing voice! She's the Bob Ross of weaving ;)


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Friday, September 06, 2013

What a tease!

Strange
   how the days slow down
   as they grow shorter

Strange
   how the light grows warmer
   as the temperatures fall

Strange
   how...

Want to read the rest of this poem? C'mon over to http://www.hannahsix.blogspot.com
That's where my daily poetry lives now!


(c) 2013, by Hannah Six


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