Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Not 2 Square Weavers at the County Fair

If it's August in Nevada County, it must be time for the County Fair. Several of our members entered woven items in this year's "Wool, Fibers & Textiles". Over the next several posts we'll share the entries.
 
Betsy wove a rug using from remnants of gloves in bright colors from the Solmate Sock Company. It is 80% cotton and 20% nylon. 
 
 
She also wove a table runner in blue and black tencel.  It’s an undulating twill with an unusual treadling pattern.  The pillow cover is woven using an 8-shaft shadow weave pattern with variegated rayon weft and tencel warp twill. 


Table runner




Pillow
 
Diana entered a placemat and coordinating napkins. Both the placemat and napkins were weft faced using cotton yarns.

placemat
napkins
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
She entered two scarves that were woven from hand dyed yarn.  The first used a painted warp and included a ribbon in the warp for a little extra pizzazz.  


scarf 1
 
scarf 2

The second scarf used a dyed cotton warp that didn't come out quite as Diane expected but the resulting scarf was very nice.  The fancy fringe complements the plain-weave structure.

Diana also received a First Prize for a hand towel woven in an extended manifold twill from a William Bateman
                                                          manuscript
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Towel