Showcase April 2015

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“Don’t use mohair in warp” lesson. However, during the program, Daryl Lancaster gave us hints on dealing with mohair warps.

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Towels in two-block twill.

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Handwovens for the Home towels, 8/2 fiber.

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Scarf from Tacoma WG dye-day.

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10/2 Tencel and JaegerSpun wool, finished with differential shrinkage.

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“Autumn Leaves” tapestry. Slits sewn shut by piecing the wefts with sewing thread for invisible closure. Leaves are wooden beads.

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Heart-shaped Palm Leaf Basket

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10-shaft satin weave in linen

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Wool yardage for Daryl’s Jumpstart Vest workshop. Using “right-side/wrong-side” for contrast on trim.

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Purple and red yarn with silver and gold metallics, warped on sectional beam.

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Horsehair kumihimo

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Little Loom House (Louisville, KY). Two-harness loom with supplemental harness.

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Crepe-weave scarf

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Twill sampler, with tags to mark treadling sequences.

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Sampler from the Beginning Weavers workshop.

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Monks Belt sampler

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Doubleweave in mohair warp and weft

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Overshot: “Lee’s Surrender” in miniature.

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Crazy Quilt. Silk and Linen top, hand pieced on flannel foundation, with flannel backing, no batting.

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“Yarn bomb” mirror frames.

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Stiffened fabric baskets.

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Cedar bark baskets

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Chessboard table runner sampler in 8/2 Tencel with variegated warp and weft, from a Handwoven magazine pattern.

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Not weaving or fiber, but a creative craft – encaustic, an art form nearly as old as weaving, at least 3000 years.

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Nantucket Basket

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Thick and Thin (kit)

Jumpstart Vest Workshop

The Jumpstart Vest workshop ended a bit early, because of a schedule conflict for the room.  At the last minute (actually, last Friday), we were told that the room we had scheduled at Griffin  #1  would not be available, due to exigent maintenance.  The workshop got relocated to Griffin #2, 10km farther toward the Island, but we also inherited a Wednesday afternoon conflict.  Karen did a miraculous job getting the venue moved and all participants notified: the new location was a bit smaller, so setup was “interesting.”   Nevertheless, the workshop was a bit short, packing up at 4:00pm as the 4:30 group arrived, but everyone had their vests cut out and pinned for fitting at least, and a few were sewn up but not finished.  We won’t expect any to be at Showcase on Friday, but the May Showcase should be awesome.

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Jumpstart Vest with Daryl Lancaster

Gallery

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A baker’s dozen students from OWG, Tacoma Weavers Guild, and Seattle Weavers Guild gathered at the Griffin #2 fire station on Steamboat Island Road to learn how to transform handwoven fabric into clothing, taught by award-winning weaver, clothing maker, author. … Continue reading

Felt Study Group

If you have interest in a Felt Study Group, please e-mail Gail Trotter, getrotter@comcast.net or pass on the information at the April meeting.
Please provide the following info:
1. What your learning interests are
2. How frequently would you like to meet: monthly, quarterly or other and
Your favorite time to meet weekends, weekdays or nights
3. Other thoughts or insights