Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Fabric Length for Summer Wear, by June McKenzie

I used 20/2 cotton, fine boucle and thick viscose for this summer weight plain weave fabric. It is 18 inches wide and 2¾ yards long and the sett is 20 epi.

by June McKenzie

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Necklace, by Rose Pelvin

Necklace made with a three colour, eight strand braided cord in mixed cottons and copper metallic yarn.

Over many days, I had great difficulties photographing and showing the color of the table runner here. When I used it as a background for this piece, the colors came out very true in almost every shot, which I found ever so slightly annoying!

by Rose Pelvin

Friday, 24 April 2009

Blue Vest, by June McKenzie

I wove the fabric and sewed this semi-worsted lined vest. I used supplementary warps featuring hand spun and random dyed silk on plain weave. A wool and silk braid finishes the edges.

by June McKenzie

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Throw Rug, by Anne Udy

The warp for this throw rug is a mixture of bands of brushed boucle, rayon chenille, boucle, and a fine rayon. The weft is a handspun wool. The pattern is called Forrest Crook's Blanket Weave. All the fibres in it are hand dyed before weaving and I am really pleased with the result.

by Anne Udy

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Happy Birthday Creative Fibre, by Rose Pelvin

The challenge (non-juried display) for the Timaru Festival was to produce something relevant to the Society's (New Zealand Guild's) 40th birthday so I made a table runner with 40 birthday candles, 2 rows of 10 at each end. Our Guild also celebrates its 40th birthday this year, and we will have a Funky Fibre Exhibition in May to celebrate.

by Rose Pelvin

Friday, 17 April 2009

Merino & Silk Fabric Length, by June McKenzie

The warp is a very fine 2 ply merino with a heavier 2 ply silk in warp stripes with a fine boucle wool in some spaces. The same merino is used for the weft. A certain amount of crabbing (or tracking) of the plain weave has resulted, giving the fabric an interesting shimmering effect.

by June McKenzie

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Green Woven Scarf with Blue Felting, by Anne Udy

This scarf is woven in green cotton in tabby loosely set. After weaving I carefully washed it and then felted in in places with blue merino tops and a ribbon type man made fibre.

by Anne Udy

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Coasters, by Rose Pelvin

A recent variation on the coasters I enjoy making from time to time. They each have a "junk" cd inserted into a double weave pocket and sealed at the ends with a single layer. This time I have used indigo cotton warp and one set has the same for weft with a knotty rayon yarn providing the pattern in specks of colour. The other set has a space dyed acrylic weft providing the stripes. It's fun to watch people's faces when they see them for the first time and try to work out how the cd got in there.

by Rose Pelvin

Friday, 10 April 2009

Ms and Os Bag, by June McKenzie

I used 16/2 cotton and an Ms and Os pattern for this lined bag which I wove as part of a group project. It is finished with an inkle braid handle and tab.

by June McKenzie

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Olive Green and Pink Net-Effect Scarf, by Anne Udy

This scarf is woven in merino that still has the scales on. The warp and weft has 1" of weaving alternating with 1" gaps. After weaving I felted the scarf in the washing machine and then hand dyed it.

by Anne Udy

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Warp-Faced Braid, by Rose Pelvin

Loom woven warp faced braid in various cottons and metallic cord. Inspiration and hardware came from the $2 shop!

by Rose Pelvin

Friday, 3 April 2009

Two Hand Towels, by June McKenzie

These towels are woven in plain weave and twill, incorporating a manipulated colour warp stripe and simple hand embroidery.

by June McKenzie

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Tapa, by Meg Nakagawa

In 2007, I was challenged by a curator to weave a series of Pacific-inspired shawls. This was my second effort in reinterpreting the Pacific tapa cloth, and her and my favorite, but it didn't fit into the rest of the exhibition and was not shown. 18 months later, mid-March, it was purchased by a couple my parents met in 1961 as a 70th birthday present, and now resides in Melbourne.

Warp and weft are possum/merino/silk mix of different widths. Because of the fuzziness of the yarn, the series proved difficult to photograph, and when hung under spotlight, it appeared dull and "bleached out". I liked that one side has a more masculine face, while the other a comparatively finer and feminine one.

by Meg Nakagawa