Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Marcy's Weaving Space

Last month we met at Marcy's. Great sharing and delicious cookies. 

    Marcy is lucky enough to have a room dedicated to
        her weaving.  She's got a nice floor loom and
         accessories.   Although I think she needs more
         yarn in her stash.

   Marcy shared two pieces she wove as dresser scarves for her
       husband.  The patterns she used for the herringbone runner
     (second one shown below) are on pages 34 & 35 of Anne Dixon's
     book, The Handweaver's Pattern Directory . Horizontal
      herringbone, Broken 2/2 twill and Hopsack.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bead Leno

Ingrid recently wove this cotton shawl using a technique called "Bead Leno".  See her blog post for additional details on the actual process.  The shawl was woven for a group that donates prayer shawls to those who need comfort in their lives.  Ingrid felt that the cotton fiber and the open weave from the leno twists would make it suitable for summer time wearing.  And, what a beautiful color.  I know the recipient will love this.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Catching up

I've got some special pictures in my meeting folders that need sharing. So this post is a little gallery of recent projects from the Not 2 Square weavers

Here is Betsy's shadow weave shawl; she made two and traded a loom for one of them!  The directions are in Handwoven, Issue 158.  I believe that Betsy used bamboo for her shawls and added a border that wasn't in the original directions.  The one she brought to the meeting was gorgeous.

And - another striking scarf from Betsy's loom.  This has a couple of shots of novelty knitting yarn every so often.  What a good idea!

Here is a pairing of tick-tack-tow placemats and napkins from Diana's loom.  The placemats are double weave pick up from Jean Scorgie's  Weaver's Craft #21.  Diana and I were totally baffled by the instructions for the pick up, but finally e-mailed Jean to get an explanation.  Once explained , Diana finished weaving the four mats and then designed a huck lace pick up design for the napkins. 

Ingrid is working her way through the twelve months of a colorful calender, using the colors for each month for a series of towels.  These are April towels and sitting next to them is a pine needle basket that Gus is working on.  She is just zooming along with baskets these days and they are looking really nice.

To end up our gallery showing we have an homage - or could it be un hommage?  Dee bought one of Ingrid's towels (the middle piece) and was so taken with the color combination that she wove a scarf (on the far right) and a shawl (on the left) using the same color combination.  Dee refers to her inspiration as an homage to Ingrid's original piece.  Dee was correct in thinking that color combination was worth repeating, don't you think?