Sunday, 29 July 2012

July Show and Tell Part 2

Judy wove a table runner in beautiful mercerised cottons using a draft called "Indian March" from Marguerite Porter Davison's Pattern Book.
You can see here the sheen on the yarns and almost see the subtle colour combination. There is a bit more of the turquoise colour in it that doesn't show up well in the photo.
Here you can see some of the complex block pattern more clearly.  All this on four shafts!
Tricia showed a piece of fabric bought by one of her friends. Unfortunately no information came with it. It is well woven but with a very course yarn that some people thought might be goat hair.  Everyone joined in the discussion and gave advice about wet finishing it and what it could be used for.  Perhaps we'll see it again at a further stage in its development.
Tricia had knitted a pair of gloves that kept us all guessing. She knitted them sideways, starting at the little finger side. I think there must be magic involved as there is no sewing up.

Parts 3 and 4 still to come.

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