Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Visit and then Workshop with Stacey Harvey-Brown

Just before travelling to Auckland for the workshop "Dimensional Weaving" with Stacey Harvey-Brown  I had a visit from a fellow blogger and weaver, Lynette, and her husband Michael, of Dust Bunnies Under My Loom  who were travelling in NZ.   As the day approached for the visit I was wondering Oh what if this is a mistake but I needn't have worried (apart from the very untidy state of the studio).  When weavers get together what do they do - talk and show and tell and study equipment.  About three hours zipped by and I realised it was too late to offer a cup of refreshment as they had to be on their way.  That is just not the kiwi way!  It was a very enjoyable afternoon Lynette and hope the rest of your holiday went well.


Then the brain did a somersault and focused on the upcoming workshop with Stacey Harvey-Brown, Dimensional Weaving.  As you can see from the photos there is lots of texture.

4 shaft stitched double cloth
Warp 16/2 cotton/linen mix with panels of wool
Weft 16/2 cotton/linen mix and over twist fine wool (from Anne Field)
The sample didn't show much texture until I felted the wool.

8 shaft sdc
warp and weft silk and wool

Cats trail overshot
Warp cotton
Weft cotton and elasticated wool
Again there wasn't enough elastication to create texture and had to felt the wool

8 shaft overshot
Warp cotton
Weft cotton and wool

Same as above but different treadling
Lots of ideas there to mull over.
Stacey is writing a book about this so keep an eye out for it.

1 comment:

  1. Now I am GREEN with envy over this workshop! What fabulous samples.