Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Plaza Jacket, Ikat Top and Rag Rugs at our September meeting.

At Not 2 Square meetings, Dee is often the one who has a new garment to display.  Here we have her version of the  "Plaza Jacket" and Sue Robertson is the perfect model to show off its lines. We decided that this particular jacket shape is called a huipil, but the Sewing Workshop pattern has more width to it than the traditional blouse tops by that name.

Sue Habegger has made a top from  ikat yardage she had woven some time ago.  She experimented with the ikat dyeing technique while in collage using Lydia Van Gelder's book as a reference.  Notice how expertly she has placed the ikat stripes on both the front and the yolk of the top.

Jackie Hervey's ingenuity amazes us all.  She used alternating reds and greens in her rug warp.  Then she alternated picks of fabric with a pick of fine cotton.  This made all the green warps prominent on one side of the rug and the red warps on the other side. The pictures show the green side on the left and the red side on the right, in case your monitor didn't detect the difference!
There is more to come from September's meeting.  Stay tuned for another post soon.

1 comment:

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Jackie's rugs stopped me flat with amazement and love for the craft - once again reaffirming my decision to attend classes and express myself in this medium. Thank you local Richmond CA Art Center just a couple miles up the road.

Ikat blouse-white on light blue-gorgeous and so perfectly symmetrical. Thanks for sharing these wonderfully wearable gems with us, Sue and Dee.