Thursday, March 31, 2016

Birthday's, Blues & Barn Looms.

After our influx of new men weavers in early March, we were then inundated with projects featuring the color blue. Another new student from Brooklyn - Renata (Ray) Mosci - came up for the last two weeks of March to work on Saki Ori, huck lace linen and an alpaca throw. Fortunately on her second day here, March obliged us with one of the beautiful 60deg. days so we were able to set up the indigo vat outside and get all the fabric dyed for her project. Dosia also experimented with dyeing her already woven rugs in the indigo vat with some amazing results!
Another highlight of March was that we celebrated 5 of our local students birthdays with two great potluck lunches. The first was for Jerusha Fox and Jen Eger (sorry no photos of that one) and the second was for Emily Falta, Ada Schenk and Linda Gabrielson. There was no shortage of desserts for either potluck which is always a good antidote to the crazy weather this time of year. And then to top off the month, another one of our "for sale" barn looms had headed off for a new home in Brooklyn. Ray was so enchanted with the one that she worked on during her two week stay that she decided to take one home with her. It's nice to know that yet another barn loom now resides in Brooklyn!
Dosia's latest creation -
A warp faced rug dyed with Indigo.
More of the same warp.
A beautiful day for dyeing Indigo!

Ray getting ready to weave her Saki Ori.

Ray planning the next color sequence.
Ray's finished rug and mat inspired by
Saki Ori.

A Birthday Lunch!

The three birthday girls - Emily, Ada and Linda.

Ray sorting through the parts of her newly
acquired barn loom.

Ray and Drew washing and oiling the loom before

Jerusha's 8 yards of beautiful blue
wool/silk fabric to be made into a suit.

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