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Thursday, 14 February 2019

Feb 2019 Show and Tell

This month our Show and Tell is an interesting mix of samplers, historical pieces, recycled fabrics, and new items. 

Jen spun this natural brown yarn from one
of her llamas who passed away
The yarn spun by Wendy P was hand dyed from her 'Miracle'
 marigolds. Using t-shirts, she wove her first rag rugs. 

Ilse wove upholstery yardage to redo her DR chairs.
The hand spun and dyed yarn is Romney and Samoid.

Nell wove Samples for the next guild project
on our 8 shaft loom. The left one has issues in the
weaving. The one on the right is our next project.

Wendy H used old blue jeans and purchased yarn to
create a bag and Easter baskets for her grandchildren.
Gail wove these rugs on the loom made by her Stepfather for his Mother.
One is for her grandson and the other for her daughter-in-law.

Detail of Cynthia's Table Runner

Cynthia wove these tea towels in a thicker cotton, 6/2 at 16 epi.
Right is a table runner in linen from Handwoven Jan-Feb 2019
p.56. She notes there is an error in the treadling sequence.

MaryAnna wove this block twill scarf in
Zephyr merino wool on her 8 shaft loom.
'Winter Confection' woven by Barb P. As described by Interweave, the Handwoven Jan-Feb 2019 project is
weaving that appears simple at first glance, but when you look closer,
a level of complexity is revealed."

Brenda showed her last project in bamboo
and silk  and bamboo woven 10 years ago
as she prepares to start weaving again. 

Lynn wove two cotton throws and these rayon chenille scarves
Michael used the family's stash and a 4 shaft loom for his
red scarf (latest Handwoven). The coloured striped scarf
was on a rigid heddle loom and the ball of yarn
was the result of hand dying experiment. 

Fabric yardage by Cynthia
Marianne M's cute knitted 'Whale' hat. The striped scarf was
knit from sock yarn eco dyed last summer using a mix of
coreopsis, golden rod and another (can't read my writing,lol). 

This is Marianne H's knit Whale hat. Both Mariannes'
hats  were a product of the Fair isle Knitting workshop.

Terri's knitted and felted chair pads from her hand dyed and handspun yarn

Diane L's socks from a pattern found on the internet