Tuesday, 29 March 2016

March Meeting 2016

The topic for the meeting was using software for drafting patterns. Judy explained how it works and Rose had woven a sample to show the result.

Another sample after changing to a different tie-up.  It helps to see changes like this on the screen before going to the trouble of changing the tie-up and weaving the sample.

Judy's snazzy bag is a work in progress. She is still deciding on handles.

The inside is as neat as the outside. It is woven straight after the outer piece and tucked inside for a lining.

Following the crackle weave study Chris applied a new-found draft to a piece in a heavy weight wool.

Is it too bulky for table mats? Opinion was divided.    
More photos soon.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Where is 2016 going!

This year is just flying by, not helped by the fact I could not get to the February meeting -- so no photos. However, Chris has come up with some lovely summery sitting-outside-at-Win's ones that we should look at before the warm weather disappears altogether. Thank you Chris.
Lovely colours, scrumptious texture . . . this bag has to be Tricia's

Jen surprised herself and us with this piece of intricately patterned twill.

The rest are Judy's. First a lovely soft throw

and a lovely crisp multi-patterned piece of linen (or is it cotton?)

Another technique again. . . Theo Moorman inlay
Knitting this time, just as neat and beautiful as her weaving.
February meeting concentrated on studying crackle weave with a couple of dozen Cross Country Weavers' samples to inspect and ponder on. March meeting is coming up. I wonder what autumn-inspired weaving it will bring us.