It has been great seeing the woven scarves Christine and Karin have made from their spun wool. The colours are good but there is a lovely softness and warmth to them. John has constantly encouraged us to get back to weaving if we have those skills but he also tries to inspire us with simple ideas if we don’t have the skills. He turns out all sorts of lovely scarves which we have featured and made us enthusiastic about woven scarves.
Both Christine and Karin have finished their scarves off neatly with a fringe and it really makes a difference to the look. These are lovely fashion items and the well chosen colours mean they would dress up any outfit.
This table top scarf which, we have featured before, is a good way to get started on a woven scarf. The yarn will determine the look! It is in your hands.
Lots of cheerful chat and ideas today and some great things to look at . Plenty of colour and plenty of very special projects either underway or finished. Quite an inspirational meeting today but surprising to learn we have only two weeks left before our break up !
Show and Tell
Alexis: felted silk tunic in red silk & carded wool, a small , knitted coin purse which is a gift from an ex member, Ruth.
Janette: a ball of spun wool in blue/grey.
Chris: has woven 2 lovely scarves from her spun wool one blue/grey, one green/yellow.
Jan H: 3 delightful crocheted baby rattles.
Hilary : 2 spun skeins of citrus coloured tops.
Peter and John really keep us interested and delighted with all their different weaving patterns and projects. Their work just gets better and better and more and more intricate. This week they brought along different things to share. Using a heddle loom is very good brain and memory training and ultimately it is a rigorous discipline and then a creative joy because there is lots of puzzling involved. The bottom two pictures are what they are currently working on. John’s on the left has variegated colours and is very interesting visually. Peter has variegated colours too and his work is looking good. He has picked up his weaving skills quickly. Top left is John’s blanket and we all loved that. It was the colours and then how soft and blankety it was! The scarves are Peter’s. His wife , Marina, has learned how to make the twisted tassles on the middle one and she knitted pockets to match on the one on the left. We enjoy looking at their work and projects and cannot believe what they can produce by way of fabric.
John brought along some of his weaving so we could have a look. It is always important to know what you can achieve . Peter and Marina have started their weaving journey and need something to aim for and to have ideas. The rest of us can just admire the neatness and the colour choices and how beautifully made these items are. Woven bags would make a good choice for sustainability and not everyone would want a bag with a flap. The scarves are colourful and lovely and would dress up any winter outfit. We especially loved the lime green and navy blue scarf.