If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I am fascinated by sacred geometry in nature.  In general, it is the thought that God designed nature in such a way that it follows geometric/mathematical principles.  My garden is a great source of inspiration on this level.  And there is no better example than the incredible sunflowers in bloom.

Can you see the amazing spirals in the middle of the flowers?  They are perfectly formed!  And the center blooms from outside to inside the circle as the bees plant themselves for a drunken feast.

As a weaver, I know many principles of sacred geometry and the fibonacci series are used in designing textiles and wall pieces.  Jennifer Moore is a good example of someone interested in the color, texture and form of nature. 

I just know that I’ve been much more observant of nature’s design since I’ve started weaving and my garden provides much inspiration.

The predominant color in Northeast Ohio these days is white.  The snow has been flying at a furious pace, although not nearly as wickedly as the eastern seaboard.  But nonetheless, if my car isn’t covered in snow, it’s covered in the white of road salt. 

I need a color fix .  The best place to get it for me is through color studies in weaving.  Even though I am not playing with color on my loom right now, plenty of others are.  I’ve always been particularly impressed with the multi-shaft weaving work of Beryl Moody.  I discovered her work on Flickr and found out she owns Banner Mountain Textiles in California.  Her blog is filled with beautiful, complicated colorwork  weavestructures.

She’s got an amazing project on her loom right now that shouts with color.

5-thread satin blocks

Beryl’s work gives me plenty of inspiration to plan and execute a wonderful weaving project with lots of color.  A beautiful colorwork on the loom adds a ray of sunshine to an otherwise white winter month.