Officially Spring

by | Mar 26, 2018 | Uncategorized

Announcing Spring

It is almost the end of March and officially spring.  Easter eggs will be on the menu shortly.  We are still busy with our fleece and yarns.

tea towel warp

The beginner weavers have graduated.  Some of them are now working on our latest tea towel projects.  Others are about to try their hand at making mug rugs in Summer and Winter. 

rosepath tea towel in progress

The Spinners group has expanded to include some of the new knitters.  They meet regularly on Tuesday mornings at our studio and resource centre in Qualicum Commons.

crackle as drawn in

The Exploring More group have finished weaving samples for the Guild of Canadian Hand Weavers sample program.  Yards and yards of fabric will end up as 4 different samples illustrating how a crackle weave threading can produce a variety of finished cloth.
The blue fabric in the photo will be the 3rd sample in the series.  The yellow on blue fabric is the same material and threading woven “as drawn in” to give a symmetrical block pattern.

crackle as lace weave

     

light mixed yarn blanket

detail from twill stripe poncho

At our general meeting the show and tell portion included some lovely light blankets and scarves, a poncho that has stood the test of time, hand towels and more scarves from our recent adventures with nuno felting
The reversing twill stripes make a lively pattern on the front of the poncho as shown in the detail photo.  The cloth is two sided with off white dominating on the back side.  This well loved piece still looks new and colourful.  Onion skins were used to dye the yarn.

iridescent nuno felted scarf

Next month we will see the results of the tea towel project and learn more about rigid heddle looms and spinning silk.   

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