Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Well hello ...

Well hello, its been a while.  You probably guess that I've been busy.  I had an opportunity to take a stand at an Altrusa Conference at the Rotorua Events Centre over four days this last weekend.  Went down to set up on Thursday afternoon and traded Friday through Monday.  It was a great weekend, met some lovely people, had loads of fun and sold some fibre art.  I now have new respect for shop managers; it was exhausting getting stock made, sorted, labelled, priced and packed but all worth it.

Now where did we finish last round up.  Oh yes, charcoal and silver warp.
 4 colour double weave, red and melon weft over charcoal and silver warp.  16 shafts, 8 shaft shift.  Love it, so did the lovely lady who took it home.
 Then, just because I could, I used the same warp and threading to try shadow weave with a denim blue and rust weft.  A lovely wrap resulted.
I wove some fabulous blankets to take to Rotorua but the general comment was they were too large to accommodate in luggage and would get dirty if taken on board the plane.  This first one is Paua with a dark green mohair weft
 and its close up
 and Paua with deep purple/blue weft.
 I had some mohair dyed a dark green so dyed a warp in the colours of pounamu (greenstone) and they glow a rich emerald and dark green.

 I overdyed a couple of merino wraps, this one wild raspberry (which has a new home)
 and Sea.
I was going to take the pearls off before dying but thought they might take on a bit of colour.  They didn't but so glad I left them on.

And that about gets us up to date.  I have orders for more blankets but think I'll make one for my daughter which I promised at the beginning of autumn, just to get me back in the swing.  

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