Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Turned Weft Ikat goes to Whidbey

I am getting ready to speak at the Whidbey Weavers Guild on Thursday. I just finished putting the slide show together, and now it is time to put my "show and tell" together. It turns out I have ikat samples dating back to 1975. Rather than keep notes, I always "tried" to weave an extra 12"-36"to keep as samples. Here are some spread out on my bed.

I just couldn't pass up an opportunity to snap a few pics. I don't have time to describe the fiber, dyer, sett, year; but I will be happy to answer any questions.

Fibers I have used are silk, cotton, wool, chenille, bamboo, and now most recently tencel.

Using white as a color is always a challenge. Again, weaving with white and black after working with intense color is always refreshing. This picture is rather dark, but you can see the details well. I'll have to play around with the exposure.

Sorry for so few words. I'll have something good on Friday.


Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous! What a wonderful collection to have!


Shunra said...

I loved the talk this morning - it was tremendously inspiring and inviting!