Thursday, December 11, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
It is most interesting to me to watch the design unfurl
And then when I wind back, I get my first look at my warp.
Well, then there is that magical weaving part (un-pictured) and at last cutting off the loom.
Finished scarves will be posing soon. I am aiming for 24
Sunday, November 9, 2014
I was going to call this--A SCARF A DAY-- but after 4 days, my back said to slow down. But let me tell you how difficult it is... The yarn is so beautiful! Thank you Mountain Colors!
And a weft of 3 shades of recycled cashmere (hereafter to be known as "Outstanding Moral Fiber")
Yes, you can make a 7" wide, 3 yard warp with one skein of Weavers Wool. Below are the 4 scarves I wove this week.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
WHAT AN AMAZING WORKSHOP!
I think it was my very best!
Everyone arrived with their horoscope warps on the loom and ready to go.
There were 15 students (my maximum), and what a great group of ladies!
Sadly I didn't get good images of everyone at the loom ("good" is the operative word here)
Usually one student completes their weaving, but 4 weavers completed their pieces during the workshop. The reason why everyone does not finish in the 3 days is because we are learning about Almost Ikat, Turned Weft Ikat, and Woven Words (3 workshops all at once). I will make another blog post featuring these aspects of the workshop, but my experience has been problematic when I try and download too many images. Yes, I know it is supposed to work, but all too often everything gets erased and I have to begin again.
So I am smiling just looking at the Mary Meigs Atwater Weavers.
And, of course, the class is not complete for me until I make a VIRTUAL QUILT from a series of "warpies" (kind of like selfies)--- I am so grateful for opportunity to present this workshop.
Monday, September 29, 2014
In case you haven't been following, this is my own horoscope woven in 8/2 Tencel. I love to experiment with weft colors and ended up using a variegated Tencel that gives and added dimension. I am wearing it as I write. I am loving that Tencel!
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Many years ago, a lovey gentleman gave me 50 cashmere sweaters to recycle. In exchange I was to weave him scarves. I had woven him 3 scarves, but there was still one remaining. He wanted a gray and back herringbone. So FINALLY! I am on my way. It was pointed out to me that I was not actualy weaving herringbone, but rather zigzag. So long story---I looked up herringbone in "The Handweavers Pattern Book" (I've had this book since 1960!) It was actually rather dusty since I only do plain weave (grin). So below is the actual herringbone. Now I am waiting to hear from the client which he prefers.
Meanwhile on Grace I am finally weaving another rendition of my own horoscope, this time in tencel from WEBS (soon to be a new kit offering from Cotton Clouds)