Saturday, May 23, 2015

WOW Finished Linen Projects

WOW (Way Out West) Weavers met in early May to discuss their year long study of linen.
Unfortunately, I was unable to attend.
Luckily, we have good scribes and these photos and info was sent to me
by Gerry W.
Thanks Gerry--photos are great!
This is Tracy's sample-- double weave with basketweave interlacements

Her main project is a table square

Marian wove a plain weave with warp floats inspired by a Dimity pattern (plain weave with cords) from the 2013 Cross Country Weavers swatch collection inspired by Architecture.  She used linen warp and nubby silk weft.  Her hubby made a clever wooden hanger for the wall piece

 Gretchen wove several runners on the same warp and came up with several variations using different linen wefts. 

How lovely these are! 

Karen I. Wove a delicate narrow Inkle band with 16/1  multi-colored linen warps and 16/1 unbleached linen weft.

D'Anne wove a 4-shaft Goose Eye Twill with 16/2 natural and black linen.  She states, "I wanted to learn to love linen, but I didn't!"   She also can't see any of her children ironing linen!  

Gerry used a draft from the 2013 Cross Country Weavers Architecture inspired swatches.  The motif is an angled "brick" shape in Huck Lace, using 16/2 tan warp from Bockens and 20/1 half bleached linen weft (Bockens). 

Gerry is definitely an over achiever--she had these samples using different fibers!

And here is our gifts for the Texas Conference raffle basket.  I think we came up with a super basket once again! 

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