Saturday, June 23, 2012

Carpets, Napkins, a Throw and Dishtowels.....

The last two weeks of June have been a bit quiet but we are all relishing the extra time to get out in the gardens and attend to other spring chores. We did still see some projects come off the looms and here they are.....
Susan Witham worked hard this winter on mastering both linen and satin weaves. Here she is with her 7 yards of linen napkins in an assymetric coral stripe.
Joann Darling was another new student this spring and her first project was to weave rag rugs with a linen warp. In her other life, she sells her handmade soap at local shops and the farmer's market and is intent on growing her own flax this year to process into linen.
The finished rag rug.
Stevie's next project is to reproduce a bed blanket from a fragment of an old three color bird's eye. She hand dyed the yarn to match and we look forward to see the beginning of her weaving.
Taylore has been busy at home weaving this late winter and she brought her dishtowels to lunch one day as show and tell. They are all woven with different weft color combinations in her usual choice of bright colors.
Here is Amy Danielson, daughter of Karin Danielson - one of our former students from long ago, with her
finished warp faced carpet in a Silas Burton design.
Mother, Karin, threading up a stair carpet to match a piece that she had woven 15 years ago. Amazingly enough we were still able to find the same yarn in the same colors.
 Here is Barb Morse, from southern NH, who heard me speak at the NH Weavers Guild in March and was inspired to come up and try weaving a wide width on a barn loom.
She choose a four harness huck lace pattern which she wove in two shades of cottolin. The finished piece will be a lightweight throw for the summer. It was beautiful!

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