Wednesday, 22 June 2016

June Meeting 2016

We met on the shortest day of the year in a winter that has hardly started yet. We were a small group but there was plenty of weaving on display. First we had a discussion on advancing twills which include the snowflake and frost crystal patterns. Judy proved with this scarf that they can be done on four shafts.

Judy also brought along this lovely large extra-soft throw handwoven from handspun Gotland fleece.

Jen had us guessing what draft she had used for her "use up the bits and pieces" tea towels. It is Claremont Twill which set us scuttling for Marguerite Davison's book as no one had noticed it. It is an ideal draft for teatowels, with lace blocks interspersed with twill.
Win brought along a wrap made some time ago. It has bands of undulating twill with narrow close-set stripes. It didn't take long for someone to realise that it was the same pattern, on a different scale, as the scarf Judy was wearing. See the photo of Judy above.

Our youngest ever weaver, Fern, came along with her Mother Wendy and proudly showed her first ever weaving. Well done Fern!
Wendy's weaving was all done on a rigid heddle loom and ranged from subtle colours to a riot of colour and texture.

Chris brought along a scarf which had been a demonstration piece for using supplementary warps - good to see it finished and it certainly served its purpose.
Also for demonstration purposes was this loom which had been used in the public library. Lots of colour and thick yarns make a good show.

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