Sunday, 23 June 2013

Drowning in Scarves!

We had our June Weavers' meeting last week and I completely forgot to take any photos . . . sorry about that. Judy showed us lots of her lovely work and told us where all her drafts came from. She gave us ideas of how to get different results from the same warp.  There should be a heap of photos. All I can do is apologise and show you some more of the scarves from the expo. This time some close-ups. The first ones are felted.

And these are knitted.

I promise the next post will be about weaving.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Scarf Expo Wraps Up

The scarf expo finished today after a very successful week. Sales were good and those who still had scarves at home kept popping in with a few more to fill the spaces.  Here are more of the exhibits.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Creative Scarf Expo

It's World Wide Knitting Week and it is also the week our Guild has a Creative Scarf Expo set up in an empty office building in town.  Over 200 scarves are on display and many are for sale.  The weavers are well represented but almost overwhelmed by an explosion of colour and texture from the knitters and felters.  Here are a few of the exhibits.
First view inside the entrance

Chris sets up the weavers' display area with a demonstration loom and some of our work

Scarves in this group are all woven. Elsewhere the techniques are mixed together
The show could have been called 'All Things Bright and Beautiful'
Chris and Joan worked their display magic with bamboo rods and sky hooks

More photos in a few days.

Friday, 7 June 2013

More Show & Tell

 The first two items in this post came with our Richmond friends.
Note the fascinating braided twill. . .
and an interesting example of repp weave.

This is the detail of a wrap similar to the one Win had in the National Exhibition.  The side panels are alpaca.
Among the 'tried and trusted' towels was this one from Joan. It would be such a pleasure to use.

Rose produced this lightweight wrap with bamboo warp separated by slub cotton panels of Bronson lace.  The weft is the same cotton.