I can't believe how long it is since I last wrote, but I have been very busy weaving. So I'll catch you up on all the projects that I have completed.
I have finished both the capes and I was pleased with how they looked.
I just hope the daughters-in-law will find time to wear them now the weather is warming up.
Then I wove a set of scarves which I called the Tidal Series. The yarn was dyed to represent both the sea and the sand and the weave was a broken undulating twill that looks like the irregular patterns that the water leaves on the sand. One had a blue weft - Full Tide, one had a "sand" weft - Low Tide, and the other two had varying proportions of blue and sand wefts - Half Tide and Three quarter Tide".
I have to confess that I can't show a photo of them finished yet as I haven't twisted the fringes yet.
I was then commissioned to weave a luxurious yarn, merino /possum, into a length of fabric that was to be made into a dressing gown.
Following that I had an invitation to put some work into the Strands exhibition at the Object Space Gallery. As it was rather a short time frame I was asked to reshow my Japonisme pieces , the Winter Coat and the Autumn Jacket. But there was time to make one ne piece.
This started off life looking like this.
You can see my colour trials and all the rest of my planning, and the dyed yarn, with three warp chains, dark, medium and light. This is what it looked like on the loom
Look in the Gallery pages to see the finished product and in the Exhib ition page to see it displayed.