November was a quiet month at the school but there were still wonderful projects that came off the looms. We also had two waulkings, thanks to Norman, which was a nice way to spend a few afternoons when the weather was cold and stormy outside. The first was for our 13 year old apprentice, Ada Schenk, who wove a piece of tweed for a jacket and the other was for Norman's friend Weldon, who came all the way out from Colorado to weave a Scottish wedding blanket. Weldon also wove a piece of fine linen for shirting and all is just two weeks!
Our neighbor and Shibori instructor, Jane Quimby, was here to try weaving for the first time on a length of dishtowels and our monthly student, Sandra Robinson also wove a warp of towels for our dishtowel exhibit - "Celebrating the Dishtowel". Another of our montly students, Jerusha Fox, finished her length of tweed and Susan Osterman wove a warp of Venetian carpeting for two of her children who are getting married this year.
Stay tuned for our next blog on the infamous dishtowel exhibit!
|Jane Quimby working on a dishtowel warp.|
|Jane cutting off her towels.|
|The finished warp.|
|Sandra's dishtowels for the dishtowel exhibit.|
|Melanie Viet and son Ezra here to waulk Ada's tweed.|
Waulking Ada's tweed.
|Ada, mom Melanie, and Ezra.|
|Rolling up the finished tweed.|
|Jerusha Fox with her tweed just off the loom.|
|Susan's warp faced carpet warp.|
|Weldon weaving his Scottish wedding blanket.|
|Another waulking of Weldon's double bed blanket.|
|Norman and Weldon with the finished blanket.|