Sunday, August 08, 2010

Treasures from the loom

Sue R entered this perfect little purse in the Nevada County Fair.  I haven't heard if she won any prizes with her entry, but this gem certainly deserved a blue ribbon.  The front of the purse shows the flower done in knotted pile.  The back is a plain weave extension of the knotted pile front.  The band is cardwoven.   A tour de force of craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Betsy shared a couple of her handwoven scarves with the group at the last meeting.  On the same warp, she wove a table runner and beat it harder so that it would be a firmer piece for the table.  This was given as a wedding gift (lucky couple), so we don't have the benefit of seeing it here.  Isn't it amazing what can be done on a single warp!

1 comment:

Beryl Moody said...

Here is an update on Sue Robertson's little knotted pile purse with the cardwoven band. It did win a first place prize at the Nevada County Fair!