OWG’s Legends program is an opportunity to honor our long-term members by having them share a “trunk show” showcasing their fiber journey. This year’s “legends” took many paths, but share a love of fiber and design, showing a range from … Continue reading →
We are excited to share with you an upcoming exhibition opportunity for artists living in the Pacific Time Zone in Canada, the US and Mexico! The Corvallis Art Center in Corvallis Oregon will be the venue for this exhibit juried by UofW art professor Layne Goldsmith opening Aug.18,2016. The deadline for entry is April 15, 2016 and notification to artists is June 1. Follow the link to the TAPS website and entry form information http://tapestryartists.org/pacific-time-zone.
Check out selvage techniques Handwoven November/December on page 22 by Tom Knisley.
Regine Carey did the rainbow discharge dye on Kathy Forsythe’s 8/2 tencel fibers for her Kumihimo project using the directions that came with the Procion MX Dye chemicals from PRO Chemical and Dye http://www.prochemicalanddye.com/home.php Somerset, MA. For technical support call 508-676-3838. Check with Regine for more about the process she used.
Terri Standley’s fabric was inspired from the article in Handwoven March/April 2000. The name of the article is “Good Enough to Eat; color blending with Huck Lace.” She used draft # 5 on page 49. It is for the red and coral scarf. Happy weaving!
To check contrast between items take a picture of them, then change image to black and white, gray scale, to determine contrast. For more on value contrast see http://anchorageweavespin.org/tips2.html
Personal recommendation: If you have some time to spare while dodging raindrops this weekend, definitely stop in to the 10th Fiber Festival from the Schafer Meadows Fiber Arts Guild. This year it is in Elma at the fairgrounds, in the main Exhibit Hall.
Inside the Exhibit Hall at Elma Fairgrounds
Demonstration of Alpaca fiber processing.
Merino/Alpaca yarn from one of the vendors.
Besides all the lovely yarns and rovings, you will also get to see some familiar faces doing demonstrations, such as Jean showing how alpaca is processed.
This year there are several classes that are crossovers with weaving and spinning. One class does side by side knotting and tapestry weave and will include paper yarn. Another with knitting with willow and another Spinning Paper for Fiber Arts. Take a peak at the offerings and see if there is something for you.