Sunday, February 28, 2016

Exhibition work

For the last month or so I've been busy working on exhibition pieces.  I can't show them until the exhibition opens but a sneak peek at some beading on one of the garments won't let too much out of the bag.
 I had some warp left over on the loom so wove off 2.5 metres of fabric.  This hasn't been fulled yet but you can just see an echo, particularly at the bottom of the pic.  Once its been wet finished I'll put it in the stash till it tells me what it wants to be.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

I'm still here!

Just to touch base and say I'm still here and working away with my vast fibre stash.
There are many projects started, half finished or almost done.  A jumper for myself just needs stitching up, a jumper for daughter has the back done but need to download the bulky knitting machine to do the stocking stitch front and sleeves.  Another jumper done but for the cap sleeves.  Some machine knitting that didn't work and needs to be re-styled!

I've been weaving away on shibori samples for an overview of shibori I'm presenting at the Professional Weavers Network Seminar early in March. 
And now I'm about to thread up for an exhibition piece to be finished to deliver to said PWN seminar and won't be able to talk about that until later in the year when the exhibition is hung.

I did facebook this scarf but omitted to blog about it.  Again the Swedish block threading 2:1, 1:2 twill.  Alternate blocks use a variegated yarn of unknown source, possibly Anna Gratton Ltd, which I manipulated while winding the warp so the colours stacked on each other, hence a purple end and a green end.  Other blocks are green and teal with a black merino, possum, silk weft.