John: Loom and scarf
I found this 12-shaft countermarch loom a couple of months ago on Craigslist and only just recently cleared out enough space to set it up. I just need more texsolv cord for the tie-up. Eventually I will expand it to 16 shafts and maybe make a DIY electronic dobby.
I’m taking Tien’s stash scarf online class.
The threading is similar to the broken twill threading in Carol Strickler’s book “8-Shaft Patterns” but not quite like anything in her book. It started out as a four-shaft broken twill, but spread out to eight shafts. I’m using the tie-up from Tien’s class. So the pattern is a mashup.
The weft is Crystal Palace Mini Mochi and the warp is various fingering weight wool yarns.
Kitty: Water bottle holder exchange with Sandra Rude
Sandra’s bottle holder is a double weave, padded for the shoulder, and has beautiful attention to detail.
Kitty’s bottle holder is Andean backstrap weaving with plain weave and a traditional motif in pebble weave.
Ann: 3 day online indigo workshop with Aboubakar Fofana
He had us work on creating 7 shades of blue from our vats.
Then taught us how to create even colors on large pieces.
Barbara S: Hex plaited Globe – 14 x 14 x 14″, dyed Sedori cane.
I hung it on the wall and like the view to the base. I am not sure just where this one will go next, but the shape is nice as it is.
Barbara O: I bought the Glimakra when I knew nothing about weaving – it was a good deal! It is wonderful to weave on once it is set up! But the counterbalance is much easier than countermarche to tie up. Glad I tried it!
On the loom is a shawl-warp in 8/2 cotton and weft is Zephyr – 50% Merino, 50% silk.
This piece is all 8/2 cotton – dish towels
Cathy D: Felted Flower Bowl
My process was to wet felt the basic bowl and pink rim. I added the green leaves by needle felting them onto the outside along with touching up the pink rim. The flowers were cut from a felted fabric I made and then attached by needling them to the outside. Beads were added to each flower for interest.
It was a fun project. I really like adding beads to felted items. It’s given me many more ideas!
Cookie: 9 Squares for Bojo Bag, a Tapestry, Back Strap Loom, a Pouch and a Scarf