Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Farm Show


Had fun last week representing the Butler Guild by doing a weaving
demonstration at the Butler Farm Show.


The spinners hand spun Linda's beautifully prepared wool rolags
into yarn for weaving. 


I warped enough for two scarves and wove the second one at home.

The weft for the second scarf was a miscalculated warp
from a demo last year.  Glad I hung onto it because I had just
enough to weave off the scarf!  

The medium blue weft really makes the colors pop..


One more demo to go.  Next stop...
Indiana County Fair






Saturday, August 12, 2017

#weaveallthethings

hash·tag
noun
  1. On social media sites, a word or phrase preceded by a hash or pound sign (#) and used to identify messages on a specific topic.

Sometimes I use the hashtag 
#weaveallthethings
when I share my work.

That little tag really encompasses what I love most about weaving.

For example the above shawl was woven with:

• Reclaimed sweater yarn.
• Vintage yarns from garage sales.
• Yarn naturally dyed with Oak bark from my yard.
• Handspun yarns - with fiber that I hand dyed.
• Reclaimed silk from Indian Sari garments.
• Random balls of yarn found at thrift shops.
• Yarn given to me from guild members.
• Left over yarns from knitting projects.

The garment above was not woven with any yarn purchased specifically
to "weave a shawl'..

 I find it is much more fun to #weaveallthethings !!!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Part Two: Construction



Weaving away.

Blue warp:  Hand dyed indigo from a few years ago
Terracotta warp:  Repurposed sweater
Blue weft:  super super thin weight of a cotton cone yarn
from the guild trash-to-treasure sale.

Using a double bobbin shuttle for the thin weft making it
two strands.  Makes the edges a bit tricky, but I love the 
way it is weaving up!

~

Saori shawl to follow..