Show and tell has been a bit sparse lately. Could it be that everyone is busy working for the Festival?
Rose's Perendale, merino and mohair throw rug which should be in the Area Exhibition but she didn't look at the calendar soon enough!
This fabric is a fine boucle weft on an 8 shaft combination twill merino warp in two shades of green. If all goes well you will see Rose walking around at Festival wearing it. (What are YOU going to wear?)
Anne's gorgeous textured scarf from last month, now finished and looking great. Amazing what you can do with cocolastic.
This is what we call the 'weaver's handshake.' We think there will be a lot of it going on at Festival, and not just for weaving but knitting, felting, crochet and who knows what other techniques.
Here are some photos from the September Weavers' meeting.
The topic was rag weaving and it was amazing what appeared and how long some of it has been in fairly constant use. Most of these items were woven about 20 years ago.
Betsy's charming bath mat, woven on a point twill threading with a weft of soft fabric offcut strips sold in garden shops for tying plants.
Chris's brilliant (in all senses of the word) picnic rug, woven double width from re-purposed curtains.
The rest, to the best of my knowledge, are Sue's. They have had constant use and constant washing and are probably in better condition than the washing machine Sue used to stuff them into - some of them are quite large!
I have a small fun project here. The instructions can be found at Weavezine.com.
The bear could be made from commercial fabric scraps, knitted or crocheted squares or whatever you have available.
I used a diagonal weaving frame 10 cm x 10 cm
This is the second one I have made and is a slight improvement on the first one, although it still doesn’t look much like a bear, which will spend its entire life masquerading as a rabbit. Unfortunately I have not yet got a photo of the first one
This is the second of six posts from the November 2010 Meeting. 2010's goal was for everybody to create a garment out of our own handwoven cloth.
Joan tries on Judy’s top (part 1 of a 2-part outfit) woven in two fancy twills.
Tricia’s jacket with lots of colours on white is a work in progress. Joan tells her how long to make it. Buttons of various colours will complete the look.
Win’s black wrap has an edging of her signature frills around it.
Joan wove a 4 shaft crepe fabric after our workshop. Her generous wrap has inset sleeves and a multi-coloured crochet edge.
Rose wore her 8 panel skirt but forgot to ask someone to take her photo. Taking one in the mirror without using a flash shows an unsteady hand! Fine rayon threads incorporated in the warp give a sheen. Linen in the weft ensures that it creases!
Marlborough Weavers meet on the third Monday of the month at Bobbin Cottage in Brayshaw Heritage Park, 26 Arthur Baker Place, (off New Renwick Road), Blenheim, or at members' homes, from February to November.
Marlborough Tapestry Weavers meet fortnightly but schedule varies so please contact us before hand.