Friday, May 10, 2013

We All Have to Start Somewhere - Part III

In our continuing series, here are the first projects from two other weavers. 

Marcy hasn't been weaving very long and her current pieces are excellent.  Here are a couple of pieces that she wove early on.
Marcy's first blanket

Marcy's first sampler

Ingrid has been weaving for over 20 years.  She got her start in a studio in Michigan with a very talented teacher and lots of supportive weavers.  The first thing she wove was a classic sampler, trying to figure out how to actually weave and then to be able to follow a draft.

Ingrid's 1st sampler
At an early dye class, she learned how to tie up warp for ikat dying.  The colors were pretty wild, but a couple of pieces came out of that class.
Early dye class
Early dye class
She also attempted making fabric from rags - California Rag technique, developed by Trudie Roberts.  From that she made a jacket.

California rag jacket