There is nothing quite as nice as a collaboration between two textile artisans. The lovely prize winning scarf with yarn spun by Sue Flynn and woven by Dee Jones is draped around a special jacket woven and sewn by Dee Jones.
Dee wove this shawl with April and Forsythia in mind for the Nevada County Inspired category. She knitted a special loopy trim to finish off her asymmetrical garment.
Dee spun textured purple yarn for these two inspired scarves. The left photo is a knitted lace and the second photo shows the yarn used as weft in a twill design.
Dee always makes the best bags and this year she really got inspired with her long handled tote shown on the left and upper right (with a blue ribbon). The story is that she wove what is now the handle of the bag as a scarf. Finding the fabric too stiff to use as she originally intended, she turned it into the long, over the shoulder strap for her tote and finished up with a row of beads! The bottom purse has lovely details of beads and a special button closure.
Then, there are all the rest of Dee's entries - most of which received blue ribbons. Clockwise from the upper left is a supplementary warp design that Dee loves to make in all varieties. Her twill towel is woven with 50% linen and won the blue in the bast fiber category. The shawl is elegant and warm - another blue ribbon winner. And finally on the right corner is some bright red yardage that Dee wove with a top in mind. Now she is thinking maybe another shawl -- we shall see what kind of magic touches she will add!