Monday, October 23, 2017

Table mats

Looking for some advice please.  You may remember a couple of posts ago I was working on these place mats.  They are finished but I haven't been able to get a "beauty" shot of them.

As there are still several metres of orange and white warp on the loom I thought I'd try another style but they aren't singing to me.  What do you think?  Too busy for a table setting?  The ends are just folded under and all the threads sticking out from the under side are trials of colour, thickness and pattern.
 Reverse side showing more orange.  I'm not an orange fan so maybe that is influencing my thoughts.
 My second query is, how would you present place mats to a shop or gallery for display/sale purposes?  Pinned in a stack, boxed, rolled with paper band around.  As a customer I'd want to be able to feel them and see at least one flat on a surface.
Any thoughts on these subjects?

Blankets, what else!

More blankets heading to Pauanesia soon in gorgeous indigo blue tones. 
I've had fun changing the stripe arrangement in each.

 After the tasseling is complete and before the fulling process every tassel is trimmed.

 A belated birthday gift (late only because of the mail) arrived.  Am enjoying the read and the eye candy.

 And another blanket I made as a stash buster which I called Moody Sea.  Available at the fabulous new Waihi Beach Gallery.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Creative Fibre Bay of Plenty Area Exhibition

Yesterday I drove to Mount Maunganui for the opening of the Creative Fibre Bay of Plenty Area Exhibition.
(This was an effort having spent the day before on my bed with some unknown bug!)  For one reason and another the bi-annual exhibition has been postponed for the last few years so we haven't had one for ages.

Those who follow my facebook page (diannedudfieldsweaving) will know that my table runner, Ravenna, spoken about last post received the Barbara Wilson Award for excellence in weaving.  A big thrill.
But then it got better and I received the Best in Show Award for "Dragon's Breath"
So very exciting.
It was a super day catching up with other weavers and friends
and I might have just come home with a couple of cones of merino, possum, silk.