Saturday, October 4, 2014

Weavers--WOW!

 
It's FALL! And October means I'm back at Texas winter home and can touch base with my weaver friends.  They have been busy through the summer and it's always a treat to see and touch their accomplishments!  I just LOVE 'show and tell'!
 
First--'show-off' is Barbara with her interesting turned twill towels.  Aren't these colors good together?  I would never had thought about placing green with the coral, but it definitely works!

Barbara has a good eye for color combinations.

Do you like this side?

Or this side?  Barbara was trying to decide which side in order to turn the hem.

And lovely scarves!! Woven Shibori is the technique

check out her blog to see how she weaves these scarves  

Such a wild look...................


and her fringe treatment is just super great!

Tracy, recently returned from a Sweden trip with other weaver friends, had textiles to share with the group.  This piece is a table runner

So colorful!

packaging is what it's all about!

such a nice goose eye weave structure


believe it or not--this was a 'second' table runner

love the slight details

Tracy purchased some wonderful tapes

cute sheep tape

and she bought gifts!! oh, to be on her gift list!  this a cotton towel

Are you ready to weave some Swedish inspired towels for your kitchen?  Don't forget the tape for hanging--very traditional

Linda showed off her nice cottolin towels--

from this popular publication--do you have this booklet in your stash?  I wove the above pattern many moons ago for gifts.  The one I gave to my mother-in-law was used on the back of a chair!  Appalling for me--I wanted her use it in the kitchen!  She said it was just too pretty to dry dishes with.  Do you have someone in your family that doesn't 'use' your wovens but puts them away in a drawer?

Linda had taken a summer trip to Minnesota and enjoyed the sights along with the woolen fibers.  She bought this lovely skein of wool from an "Indie" dyer.
Okay, I'm inspired to weave--but, first--need to check the stash closet.....................

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