Having missed the last two months of our weavers group I was so happy to spend a day at Kathleen’s on a perfect July summer day.
As always a pending weavers gathering will find me weaving like a crazy person to get a project off the loom for our show and tell. An even crazier me decided (although I should be in full production mode for the upcoming Driftless Area Art Festival ) to pick a pattern from the book Weaving Innovations from the Bateman Collection involving 300+ warp ends at 30 epi with a super fine 18/2 cotton and silk warp and a treadling that would make most weavers eyes cross. And then throw in a wool pattern weft with a fine tabby, 2 shuttle weave and there was no rushing this. Good thing that I ended up loving it and the 2 other scarves following even more. Next on the loom a crackle weave in 20/2 silk with 3 friggin shuttles, also over 300 ends, and… I’m dyeing some of the silk. I will probably have 5 scarves in my booth come September, at this rate.
So enough of my weavers rant, I am actually doing what I love and am so thankful for this group of women to share it with.