Sunday, May 31, 2015

Guild Goals

Sorry, but I have been away from my looms. I am looking forward to a workshop given by "Just Our Yarn" next week. They have some awesome painted warps for us to play with. 

But until then, I thought you might like to see our guild in action.....

Excuse the poor quality of this photo... but this is one of the ways in the guild that we keep track of what we want to accomplish each year. Sometimes we accomplish our goals, other times.... we take the fifth!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Workshop Getting-ready!

Still working on getting my loom ready for the JOY workshop. (Just Our Yarn)

This is going to be a beautiful warp!

Getting ready to wind on the back. I am going front to back.
Now I am checking the pattern for errors! 
Workshop starts in June. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Workshop - Anyone?

I am excited to be attending a workshop put on by "Just Our Yarn" in early June. We are going to get to see some great yarns and have fun too! This will be a round-robin and my draft is an advancing twill. So I will get this party started....
I am winding the 20/2 tencel warp

I am using a dental looper to thread my 30 dent reed for 60 epi!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sampling by Marty

I thought I would share some of the work that my friend Marty is working on. It is always fun to see how others work out ideas. Can't wait to see what she ends up with.

Rep Weave. Plain Weave. Dye. Discharge. Stencil. Paint. Sampling. Strips. Color. 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Ideas for Later

Always on the look-out for that color pallet and draft idea. How about these mushrooms I found in my yard? I can see a collaspe weave scarf in shades of gold, brown and gray.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Strips- Strips- and- More Strips!

This was not just your usual weaving guild meeting. We were bringing our items that were our yearly challenge : STRIPS.
As you know, strips can come in all sized. The Diva's did not disappoint with their creative interpretations of strips from towels to clothing. Sit back with a cup of coffee or tea and check out the show.
These wonderful towels are by Janice. She didn't get them hemmed in time for the meeting, but we loved them anyway. The yellow strips are just so cheerful. 

Tomi took an overshot threading and gave it her "Tomi twist". You can't see in the photo, but there is some glitz in the purple stripe. ..........And she doesn't even have side seams! How is that possible??  (I really need to learn to sew.)

Linda says she was obsessed and just kept weaving towels on this stripe arrangement she came up with. Changing her weft colors  kept her interested.

Marilynn discusses her travels from the article to her interpretation. 

Marilynn's embellishments makes the finished article. Awesome colors- Awesome strips!

Kathy showed the strips can go weft wise. 

Carol used my idea of using a photo to find the color pallet for this silk and tencel scarf.

A hand painted Carol Scarf! Yum!

Marty used the old stand-by "Huck-a-buck" or sometimes called "Friendship Towels" draft and explored the different treadling this draft has.

Melissa got her idea from the VAV magazine for these great colorful stripped towels.

Jan used color to get her strips for this great table runner.