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#96 Weaving Friends' New Projects

Here are a few of the projects that were  shown when our weaving friends  stopped at our house, recently…

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Sara brought a new book: Weaving with Echo & Iris, by Marian Stubenitsky - Here's a link that gives more information and beautiful gallery photos of the techniques. 


Marian Stubenitsky was also interviewed in Handwoven Nov/Dec 2014, and Marian wrote an article in the Jan/Feb 2015 Handwoven.

(Ellen is shown browsing Sara’s purchase). 

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Sara also showed shoelaces she's weaving on a ankle loom, for her boyfriend. - 

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Rita has been experimenting and sampling with Taquete' - a weft-faced weave that does not use a tabby weft. 

Here's a useful link -é 

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Here, Rita has also been sampling various pattern approaches in rep weave 

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This closeup shows the subtle color depth Rita has worked into her rep weave sample 

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Dorothy also showed a rep weave she did with rag 

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Dorothy's newest Theo Moorman wall hanging: Little Boxes

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Heather brought her newest exploration into collapse weave

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Since Heather likes collapse weave…  here, she has done a scarf in another version: Cramped and Spaced threading. Anne Dixon has several pages about it her Pattern Directory 

Here is a link to the book

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Heather's Cramped & Spaced scarf shown expanded. 

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Here is Ellen's completed transparency. We showed Ellen's cartoon on post #93 

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Ellen’s transparency will be used over windows in their home

From beautiful W. Lafayette IN… Dorothy & Ron

#95 Vintage Textile Equipment Display in Chicago

Our daughter, Jenny, was in Chicago recently, strolling down MIchigan Avenue, when she was surprised by a storefront display of vintage sewing machines!

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In the store’s foyer, she photographed this enormous vintage Jacquard industrial loom, below...

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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

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Here’s a link to Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History

And here’s a link to the GREAT photogallery of the store, 

AllSaints Spitalfields at Michigan Avenue, Chicago

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From West Lafayette IN where the garden is FINALLY starting to awaken. Ron & Dorothy



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