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Pacific Tapa - Trees to textiles is a nicely done article by author Shari Scott. Her bio, below, is also pinned from Dave’s Garden.
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From beautiful W, Lafayette IN... where the glads are blooming... the glads are blooming!
-Dorothy & Ron
Here are a few of the projects that were shown when our weaving friends stopped at our house, recently…
From beautiful W. Lafayette IN… Dorothy & Ron
Our daughter, Jenny, was in Chicago recently, strolling down MIchigan Avenue, when she was surprised by a storefront display of vintage sewing machines!
In the store’s foyer, she photographed this enormous vintage Jacquard industrial loom, below...
After using the magnifier in the photo-editimg software and wandering around with Google, the company name turned up on gracesguide, and yielded this vintage advertisement… below
And here’s a link to the GREAT photogallery of the store,
This post started out as link sent to us from Pinterest, which led us to a post on Weaveolution,...which led us to a Swedish site... which enevtually led us to some pages of the site in English!
As thie site's author says: "Our name means, one word at a time, We Kronoberg's Weavers - or, perhaps better, Us Weavers of Kronoberg.”
Since Dorothy has Norwegian grandparents, and both Norwegian and Swedish handweavers were consumate rug weavers… and Dorothy has woven LOTS of rugs...
Here are 3 screenshot clips from the Swedish website, to entice you to go the english version of the site. (Homepage link shown later, at the bottom of this post.)
Lots of great links to explore!
From Dorothy & Ron in W. Lafayette, Indiana, where the weather is swinging back and forth between 18F to 65F, from day to day.
Don’t like the weather today? Tomorrow will be better, uh, different.
Some weaving friends stopped by the house the other day to show what they have been working on. Here are some snapshots.
Our weaving friend, Ellen, recently told us of her interest in an article in Piecework magazine (Mar/Apr 2015) by Donna Duchunas, and showed us a work-in-progress.
Ellen brought a few items she’s working on from the Piecework article, seen here...
So we thought you might be interested in a link to Donna D.’s bio on Ravelry
And… a link to Donna D.'s website.
There’s a lot of information there!
-HOLD ON… SPRING IS COMIN’ -D&R in West Lafayette Indiana
In addition to the local weaving guild, a few weaving friends get together from time-to-time to show their latest work. They usually meet at our house for a couple hours, talk, and laugh, and tell about how each piece was sett, the pattern, and whether the yarn actually lowered their stash a bit. (Seriously?)
Here are a few highlights.
Heather showed a really cute Santa she did with needle felting.
From beautiful West Lafayette IN, where the snow and ice have finally melted and spring will soon be here… right after the snow that is predicted for this coming Thursday. -D&R
The first meeting of our local weaving guild for 2015 was loaded with interesting projects from the members!
The honor of “most new textiles at a single meeting” (if the guild had such an award) goes to Joni.
You’ll see her items, below.
Then, the Program Chair, Ryoko, introduced the members to weaving a bag on a cardboard box. Handwoven published an article by tapestry artist Sarah Swett, back in their Jan/Feb, 2008 issue.
Essentially, by wrapping a warp around the sides and bottom of a small cardboard box, but leaving the top of the box open (unwrapped) , you create a “loom” that allows the weaving to be formed in the shape of a purse or handbag.
Now this is not the same as the many cardboard-box-weaving examples on the web, where the weaving is actually done on warp stretched across the open box top.
Nope. In this incarnation, you weave on the SIDES and BOTTOM, leaving the top open. Voila! a purse or handbag, depending on the dimensions of the box you’ve chosen.
The pictures below, will probably clear up the confusion!
The article uses the box system to weave a tapestry bag. But.. if you are not a “ tapestry person” you can use any kind of weft, placed any way you want it.
It’s just a way to make a woven piece that is bag shaped, rather than flat.
Ryoko pointed out that an advantage of the system is that you can weave without expensive equipment, without making noise, with the box on your lap, while you sit comfortably.
From beautiful West Lafayette, IN… where the sun is shining and the temp is 41F… and it now gets light by 8am. Repeat: 8am! Whoo-eee! We actually got the Christmas lights out of the front yard. (Tomorrow may be different!) -Dorothy & Ron
Our local weaving guild recently invited Cathy Hayt, of Platypus Studios to give a presentation about cards incorporating hand-woven swatches.
Some of Cathy’s examples incorporate swatches woven on an inexpensive pin loom, then framed in commercially available cards from many art supply sources.
One on-line source of photo insert cards, mentioned by Cathy, was Photographer’s Edge
Cathy also discussed the merits of different glues to hold the swatches in place. She has found in her work that, in general, glue-sticks are best for short-time adhesion, while hot glue works well, but often raises the swatch where applied. Often the various 3M craft glues have given the best overall satisfaction.
From beautiful West Lafayette Indiana, where we’ve been having c-o-o-o-old weather, but hardly any snow. Keep on weavin’ -D&R
Our local guild is planning a towel exchange in November… so... to get members revved up... the program chair, Ryoko, asked Dorothy to bring examples of towels from past exchanges.
It went well... we’ve included some photos, below. Several members also brought previously-made towels. Nice things!
The meeting also had a good number of show & tell items, which we thought you might like to see.
From beautiful W. Lafayette IN, where Kroger has some really nice pumpkins this year.
Now we have some of them decorating the front yard!
The sorghum stalks (beside the steps) that kinda look like US field corn, with no corn ears… have nice seeds where the tassels would be on field corn. We planted them there for the birds.
It’s fun to watch ‘em ride the seed heads up and down, while they snack! (We go in for cheap entertainment.) -Dorothy&Ron