Friday, August 7, 2015

Weaving Diva August Show-And-Tell

You are in for a treat this month. The Weaving Divas have been busy creating some awesome stuff!
Marty brought this Huck Lace wine bottle bag. Love the red!

This is an 8 shaft plaited twill scarf with some mohair that Marty wove on a Struckto Loom. (i am sure I misspelled that!)

Marilynn used some JOY yarns to weave this Twill scarf using a 1991 Handwoven draft. 

For this scarf, Marilynn used 8/2 Tencel in 5 colors in a broken twill + 3/1 twill pattern. 

Marilynn brought a shawl using the Joy yarns. She used all 16 shafts on her loom with a lace draft. The design in the middle was a wonderful surprise.

Showing the warp (red) and the weft yarns used to get her wonderful effect. Marilynn said the lace design doesn't show up very well until you get close to the fabric. We all thought it was beautiful!!

Kathy wove a baby receiving blanket for her sister. The sister picked the colors. Kathy says it is a variation of plain weave. It isn't until you get up close that you see the interesting pattern. 

Melissa has just acquired an 8 shaft loom and dove right into it to produce her first project. Can you just say "WOW!" I am sure that this towel will be a favorite heirloom. 

Janice has had grand kids. And with grand kids she spelled FUN by having them dye some cotton cloth.

While all that dying was going on with the grand kids, Janice wanted to see what the "rust" dying was all about. What an interesting piece of fabric. I think it might be a new avenue that Janice is going to explore in depth. I hear a program coming out of her explorations. With her expertise on embellishments we can only wait to see what she come up with. 

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