Saturday, May 30, 2009

Karen From Sacramento

I finished the shawl on my birthday March 19Th. I lit a candle and reflected upon the wonderful workshop. I was surprised at what happened with the weft that I used. I used a black&white rayon that had white flicks that where a bit thicker randomly spaced in the yarn. As I wove and changed to the next bobbin in some areas shapes and circles started to show up in the fabric. I was not able to keep "control" over the shapes as I just wound a bobbin and wove. I had so much fun that I have sent in my registration for the Golden Gate Fiber Institute in July.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Susan from Sacramento

After your workshop, I came home and worked in a fury to complete the scarf. I had not intended to finish weaving until after the SoCal experience, BUT the scarf was "sizzling" on my loom!!!! I could not leave it alone! So the weaving is done with the fringing process started. I decided to put little faceted clear seed beads here and there--it looks like the stars. The whole experience was very cathartic. I will send a pic when I have completed it. Thank you so much for your insight and wisdom, I couldn't have asked for more.

"Inspired by Bonnie"
Dancing before me
A universe of colors
Thread by thread by thread.

Thanks for everything!
Susan von Sosten

With gratitude and a hug!

Monday, May 4, 2009


I had one of those ideas that come in the form of a dream. Why not set up a second blog "Inspired by Bonnie"?

So welcome!

This colorful gallery is dedicated to the celebration of color and deep appreciation for handwoven cloth.

If you have ever read an article by me, attended a lecture, taken a workshop or bought a kit, I invite you to send me a jpg picture or two and a little paragraph about your process.