Dottie is our 'recycling' fiber person. She can always come up with more ways to reuse 'old' fabrics. She had taken some woven fabric that had 'aged' and made little heart pin cushions as gifts for a luncheon.
Connie had finished weaving her wrap--big chunky weft and warp, indigo dyed colors.
she added the stitching in the motifs to add contrast points
Look how lovely and genius!
Dottie showed off her needle felted honey pot bear.............
He's quite the fellow!
Now, take this model
Give it to Kate and she is off and running to fashion her own unique needle felted bear--just because, she wanted a bear!
Rosemary had her handspun wool--having recently taken a novelty spinning workshop with Connie
She created these lovely unique yarns
At a different weavers gathering, our luncheon table covering was these interesting table mats; the cutlery works well in this setting
And sometimes, the best part of meeting with fiber friends is the chance to admire their wearables. this scarf was worn by D'Anne
And we have the over achiever in Marion! She is quite the weaver! She took linen and cotton warp to cram and space to make this lovely fabric
The drape and feel is awesome!
And Karen's rugs! oh, my!
The look of the back one has almost an undulating twill effect
But, up close you can see it is just the weft--she uses yard of fabric that she cuts lengthwise to have a continuous weft--now, you got to admire her for that.
Up close look at Karen's rug
Linda was working with block weaves and had three different versions of the same block structure
The top towel was huck lace weave
Here is the third version
Since our group is studying traditional Swedish weave, this towel fit right in
This lovely spindle was a departing gift to Leigh
Gretchen was showing her lovely warped painted scarf
All we can say is a definite WOW factor!!
Yes, there is always inspiration at our weavers' meeting--maybe, I should be on the loom and create some inspiration myself!