Thursday, February 3, 2011

An Update on Our Intern

Mary Margaret working on her linen towelling

Summer Blanket/Winter Sheet fresh off the loom

fine linen tea towels in twill and bird's eye patterns

next project in the pipe - indigo and pomegranate singles wool warp for a blanket

Mary Margaret finished her first blanket a week or so ago. It was truly beautiful, laid out on the floor of the studio. Her color choices were very elegant and quite in keeping with a traditional colorway. At night she's been working on darning and stitching up the center seam.

In the meantime, she had dyed the wool singles yarn for her second blanket. We set up an indigo vat one day, and then the next day she dyed the other half of her yarn with natural pomegranate, to come up with a beautiful soft british khaki.

For the last week and a half, she's been working on a run of fine linen singles tea toweling, which has been a real challenge...dealing with linen is always tricky in some way, but she's been doing a great job of learning how to deal with it, and her towels are lovely. They'll be off the loom this week.

Her next project, which she's been building the warp for this week, is a heavier wool blanket than the first one. She's going to be weaving an extended birds eye pattern in a simple two-color plaid.

We'll keep you posted...

1 comment:

  1. The blanket/sheet is gorgeous and the tea towel is very fine.
    Well done, Mary Margaret!