Author Archives: Tricia Rasku

Just a Quick Update

We are in the process of setting the site up on a new server, and will be doing sales through the site. Right now just wanted to say a few words that things are in a bit of flux, but should be getting more stable by the end of June.

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Canoeing before the rain

We have been having weather lately, mainly very big, sudden rains. Yesterday, Reino and I went into Washington state to the Roosevelt Lake area, at Napoleon Bridge. It was still and reflective on the water. Very quiet as well. We saw some Canada geese and small birds. Found a fruited tree, actually several. Very black […]

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Some New Blankets

This blanket is one of a series of three which I recently wove. This one has weft spun from art batts and is more textured and thicker than I usually spin. I really enjoyed spinning this yarn and then using it in a project.  It is warm and drapes well, about 42″ by 88″ large […]

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Still No Frost

This bright poppy is a lovely surprise in my pansy garden which has ceased blooming. It is our Canadian Thanksgiving and I picked green beans for dinner.  There has been no frost and it is great to eat fresh vegetables. We may often have a killing frost in early September. Yesterday, Thanksgiving, we went for […]

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Summer 2014

We spend quite a bit of time in the summer paddling and taking photos. This photo was taken when we landed at Napoleon Bridge near Roosevelt Lake, Washington. The summer was good with wonderful berry picking, pretty good garden and some paddling. We had a bit of company and also visited with family in the […]

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Busy fall activities

We just had a craft exhibition at our local gallery for almost 2 weeks. I had a couple of handwoven blankets on display and was really impressed with the displays. A call had gone out to crafts people to submit items and the response finally became better. What was displayed was a lot of textiles, […]

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Busy making soap

I have been very busy making soap for the holiday trade and also to get ahead as my shelves have been looking quite bare. I have made 12 batches in the past couple of weeks. I am happy with them and they will be available for sale in a few short weeks. I plan a […]

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Been away need to do some work

I have been away for some dental work and a bit of relaxation.  We went to two hot pools which we really enjoyed.  Several book stores beckoned to which we succumbed and bought lots of books. One I bought was The Ocean at the end of the Lane by Neil Gaiman and it took a […]

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Handspun Alpaca Robe

This is a blanket/robe woven with purchased wool warp and handspun alpaca weft. I am the hand spinner who was instrumental in the results, as well as being the weaver.  This is over 40″ wide by 88″ long plus fringes and lovely, warm and drapable. I would love to cuddle up in it on a […]

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Inspiration shawl

This shawl was made from bamboo warp using the word Inspiration to arrange the stripes. This was purchased yarn from a shop which was closing and I only had one ball of each colour to work with so I did some twiddling. The weft is a slub, boucle grey mixed yarn in merino, alpaca and […]

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