Tuesday, October 31, 2017


cotton warp & weft, rusty hardware findings & handmade tapestry loom

Poor senior Helen Park,
she wove this super cool tapestry below,
secured her rusty findings,
loved the whole process,
and even eco-dyed it with all kinds of plant windfall.
Then somebody thought the bundle sitting outside my classroom door amongst the potted plants
(where we always put these bundles to dry up before we open them)
was trash and threw it away.
Or perhaps made off with it.
We didn't know and couldn't locate it anywhere.
Both Helen and I (maybe mostly me) were distraught,
we (I) tore thru all the potted plants,
looked thru the trash cans,
did everything we (I) could think of to find her sweet bundle,
and finally gave up.
It was gone.
But at least I was able to get a pix of it before she put her windfall on top
so you can see how cool it was on both the front an back side.
What are those silly expressions?
"That's how the cookie crumbles"
"Que sera, sera",
"What will be will be",
"It wasn't meant to be",
and so on and so on.
I just know I felt really badly and was so disappointed we didn't get to see the final dyed result,
while Helen on the other hand 
seemed to take it in stride.
Once again,
so sorry Helen.


  1. ah...eeee...i feel it! so much, so sorry. Does she? Helen?, take it in

    1. I think I was way more upset than she was. LOL

  2. I'm so glad it was captured in pictures at least ...

    This sense of loss is what I feel when I recall needlework sold long ago (without taking pictures, alas). Letting go of work, however it happens, can be hard. For me it's easier when it goes somewhere I can visit from time to time.

    1. It's so hard for me too. But so nice when the recipient really loves it. Speaking of which, I recently brought in the teabag banners you stitched for me and showed them off to my beg. 3-d stitchers. there were oohs and aahhs :)

    2. Oh yea! I hope you'll be posting theirs!