Sunday, May 19, 2013

Weavers Delight!!

May's WOW (Way Out Weavers) gathering was a luncheon to end our regular session of meetings. Not only do we eat and catch up on the latest news from members, we also have 'show and share' time! and these gals never disappoint with what they have been working on in since our last meeting
Sharla showed off her place mats, Huck Lace weave structure in 3/2 cotton.  Sharla is a 'new' weaver--never would guess.................
Close-up view of the weave structure
Sharla presented her new weaving from inkle loom workshop that some of the WOW members attended.  This will be a guitar strap for her grandson.  Nice work Sharla!!


Then Karen I begins with her presentation--some of us call her 'overachiever'! but her husband calls her 'miss weaves alot!'  She has this strap from her band loom.

Karen is fascinated by Rep Weave and she has been weaving rugs

Front and back of this rug--she has also woven two other larger rugs and was asking about pricing--which is always hard thing for weavers to decide

View of length of band loom weaving strap from Karen I

This is block weave uses rag strips for weft.

The closer is a heavy bead on an inkle strap

Oh my gosh!! Here comes another band from Karen I--how does she do it?  And to think she has only been weaving for a few years.

Kyla is working on shibori dyeing--turning white silk chiffon into this lovely drapey scarf

Joan had a 'find' from her Aunt's closet--no information came in the wrapping, but we were all intersted to know more

How cool is this little machine!!  If you have any information to pass along, please let me know.

Barbara decided to investigate crackle weave so did a sampler

And now she's hooked!!

Scharine had a couple of lovely pieces--this nuno felt piece with interesting tassel

And can we say--absolutely fabulous!! this ikat woven yardage (3 yds). 

Scharine continues to weave her culture and heritage!

Gerry has definitely found her 'niche' in the weaving world--she loves to do these small tapestries--I'm proud to say I own two of her award winning pieces!

This piece uses hand dyed silk (from recent workdhop) as weft.

Close-up of Barbara's crackle weave table runner. 

Crackle weave sampler

Every two years for our state conference, we gather items for a theme inspired basket to be used in door prize drawing.  We have chosen kitchen theme and members have really outdone themselves this year.

This basket certainly will be a big draw during the conference--five handwoven tea towels, food products, ceramic mugs, woven ribbons, bottle of Texas wine, flavored vinegars, etc.

Wrapped and all tied up with handwoven ribbons--who wants to win this one?? 

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