Fall is a time to get back to the loom. Although September isn't really very cool here in the foothills, some of our weavers have been busy.
Mardi wove these colorful towels as part of an exploration in Rosepath. She used a Lunatic Fringe kit with 10/2 cotton to create these bright colors.
Mardi also created these rainbow colored towels using cotton she bought from another fiber person selling part of their stash. She dyed the warp chains to achieve the color variations and used a dark weft (the same color as the dark warp stripes). The undyed cotton is shown in the first picture. These towels were woven in a point twill on eight shafts.
|Mardi's Dyed Towels with original yarn|
|Another view of Mardi's Dyed Towels|
Mardi attended a Jane Stafford class on color and design. She shared her lovely color samples with us.
|Samples from Jane Stafford Class|
|More Samples from Jane Stafford Class|
Eileen shared a poncho she made from fabric woven with sock yarn and black 8/2 tencel as the weft. She was using up left over sock yarns in a random striping pattern. The design is an undulating twill #219 in Carol Strickler's book, "A Weaver's Book of 8-Shaft Patterns".
|Eileen's Tencel Scarf|
She also shared a scarf that was woven with 8/2 tencel in the warp and weft. The weave structure was also from Strickler's book - #171.
|Jeanne's Double Weave Color Study|
Jeanne used cottolin in a double weave color sampler. She is planning to weave placemats and used this color and weave piece to help pick out her favorite designs.
Ingrid shared a scarf woven with sock yarn in a point twill pattern.
We are looking forward to more products of our looms next month.