Woven Bookmarks

Helen Pope’s Bookmarks [click to enlarge]

As the days get dark earlier, different things show up in my apartment when the lights are on. I noticed this piece shimmering with the light from my floor lamp. It looked beautiful and more dramatic than ever before.

These are bookmarks woven by my mentor, Helen Pope, when she was around 93 or 94. They are all on one warp. She loved threading an overshot pattern and experimenting with as many different patterns as she could think of. The warp is 20/2 cotton and the pattern wefts are a couple of strands of embroidery floss. She was a beloved member in my weaving class and she brought this arrangement along with evergreen boughs for the table for our Christmas party one year. I was bold enough later to ask her if I could have it. She said, “Peggy, you ask for too much.” But she did give it to me and I treasure it.

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5 thoughts on “Woven Bookmarks

  1. One thing about it, Peggy: If you don’t ask, you probably don’t get! Because you asked, you can share this beauty with others now and in the future. They are gorgeous.

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