Thursday, 31 December 2009

Finnweave Wall Piece, by Chris Beech

Every picture tells a thousand words! Double weave pick-up, including the lettering. Crochet cotton.

Not a recent work, but one of my favourites.

Have a Happy New Year, Everyone!

by Chris Beech

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Bags, by Win Currie

We have seen Win's bags before here. But the newer model comes with magnetic closure!

by Meg Nakagawa

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Wall Hangings, by Peg Moorhouse


"A Walk in the Bush"

by Peg Moorhouse & Meg Nakagawa

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Season's Greeting

No matter where you are, or what holidays you celebrate, we wish you a happy holiday season to you and your loved ones. May the coming year be as colorful as this one, and may the warp tension be even and smooth for us all.

With love and friendship,

Marlborough Weavers

(The wall hanging is "Balustrade" by Peg Moorhouse.)

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Bag, by Joan McLauchlan

Joan wove with wool and rayon in the warp and rayn, dyed in the cone, on the weft, but the ends didn't seem to work and she didn't know what to do with it. So one day, she cut it up and made a wee bag! Now, Joan, can you please hold still for one second so I can take a pic. Please?

Thank you!

by Meg Nakagawa

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Bags, by Rose Pelvin

We saw this one, virtually, before here.

Here is a photo she brought; the top right one is by Win Currie, but the rest, by Rose, were all sold before she had the chance to show us.

This is usually a wine bottle bag, but on this day it carried Rose's umbrella. Woven in leno, it is a very stretchy bag.

"The knot and fringe makes it totally impractical because you cannot stand the bottle on the table," said Rose.

Someone replied immediately, "Get the kind with the dimple in the bottom!"

by Meg Nakagawa & Rose Pelvin

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Bands, Bands and More Bands, by Chris Beech

A selection of bands I have woven over the years, all on 4 shaft floor loom - 1" wide bands look a bit ridiculous on a 48" loom, but it is a very efficient way to weave these warp faced bands. I don't use a reed as the epi is so high, simply pull the weft taut and use the shuttle to beat it hard to the fell.

The first pic shows four warp faced tabby braids, all in carpet wool except the Christmassy one which uses crochet cotton.

The 2nd pic shows warp faced twill bands: 1 and 3 from left to right are chevron twills [see Handwoven Sept 1982,page 50], while nos. 2 and 4 are card weaving designs adapted to a 4 shaft loom [as per Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot Winter 1976].

Dianne, does this help??

by Chris Beech

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Bag, by Anne Udy

Not difficult to spot Anne Udy colours all the way from this end of the table! Lovely.

by Meg Nakagawa

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Details of Works by Peg Moorhouse

Here are some close ups of work Peg Moorhouse's work I shot during our November meeting to whet your appetite.


Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Bag, by Jenny Murray

Elegant and lovely. This bag is smaller and more delicate than it appears in the photo.

by Meg Nakagawa

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Bag, by Sue Timpany

Joan inspects Sue's bag, in cotton.

By Meg Nakagawa

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Peg Moorhouse In The exPress

It is not her age that makes her weaving fabulous, but we don't shy away from good publicity (and fabulous photos) of our members. So here's Peg Moorhouse in the Marlborough Express last month.

Blog Mum

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Bag, by Chris Beech

Chris was much too dismissive of this attractive bag, but her view may have been colored by the fact the body of the bag used to be her skirt some years ago. Made of wool, with a lovely new band, this bag comes in a hefty, nice size and a unique shape. Chris is going to use it to haul library books.

by Meg Nakagawa