Weaver's are always on the lookout for new ideas, new structures, new ways to use color and texture in their projects. Here are a few relatively recent projects by our members.
From Wendy-Marie's Loom
These scarves are part of on-going play with the patterns offered in Denise Kovnat's "Echo and Jin" workshop. The teal scarf is an 8-shaft pattern called "Chakras." The warp is tencel and 10/2 perle cotton, the weft is 20/2 perle cotton, sapphire. The sett is 40 epi. Denise strongly recommended that we avoid white, as it tends to cancel out the other colors. I think the silver tencel in this scarf had the same tendency, so the scarf is interesting but not iridescent as I had hoped.
The second pair of scarves are made using a 4-shaft Kovnat pattern called "Blooming Leaf." Again, the sett was 40 epi. The left hand one had a purple 10/2 cotton for weft, the right was made with fuchsia 20/2 perle cotton. Of the two, the fuchsia weft produced a lot more iridescence.
Several Not 2 Square members are working on our local fiber guild's challenge. We were given three colors and were challenged to create a fiber project using those colors. I got forest green, navy and turquoise and wove towels using those colors with some others. They were made using 10/2 cotton for the warp and weft. The structure was a regular/irregular point twill on 8 shafts. I was also participating in another guild's challenge: weave something with colors inspired by a national park poster and this project satisfied both challenges.
I also finished the linen towels I wove as part of another guild’s challenge. 16/2 linen for warp and weft for most of the towels, although 2 were even with 10/2 cotton. The design is an 8-shaft huck.
Betsy's Current Project
Betsy is weaving a lap blanket for someone who needs a bit of warmth while she is in church. She is using the intended recipient's favorite colors - teal and magenta in warm wools. The structure is an M & W twill. After this blanket is completed, she intends to use an orange weft on the next one.
Eileen's Adventure in Wet Finishing
I don't remember where I found this draft, possibly online.
Subsequently, I always wash all products with this yarn by hand.