cooler temps have arrived & my Etsy store is open!

While it is still pretty warm here in the desert during the day, the nights have been cooling off. I've needed a shawl to sit outside for my morning coffee, the birds have been singing with joy, & we have been invaded by clouds of butterflies visiting our blooming plants---Aaaaaaaahhhh!!! The coolness is a relief after our hot summer, & I have been very busy weaving for my new Etsy store which is now open-- http://desertsongstudio.etsy.com (to go there, click on the link "visit my online shop" located on the right under "about me"). I'm also weaving items for my weaving guild's booth in the Tucson Museum of Art Craft Sale which is held every November. I have even managed to squeeze in a little tapestry weaving time in the midst of the weaving frenzy. I will let the photos tell the rest of the tale........

A stack of my tofu thinny scarves-- tofu because the fiber is made from manufacturing waste from tofu production, & thinny because they are skinny & thin, just right for the desert & other warmer climates! I am also weaving them in other soy fibers, cotton & organic cotton, & merino wool.

Bamboo tablet woven belts.

My shawls are woven in naturally dyed alpaca, cotton, & organic natural colored cotton. The fibers for this one were dyed with marigold & madder root.

Weaving progressing on my first piece on my large upright floor tapestry loom -- a rug woven from some of my natural dyed wool. The colors you can see came from using trimming from our chapparal sage.