Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Handwoven Magazine Weave-Along

Handwoven magazine is sponsoring a Weave-Along.  Everyone starts with the same profile draft, a two-block design from Mary Meigs Atwater's Shuttle-Craft Book of American Handweaving. 
My weave structures study group decided to participate, so everyone will choose a structure to "plug in" to the profile draft.  I decided to weave an eight shaft turned twill and these are the colors I chose:
I plan to weave pillow covers for the sofa in my family room.  The sofa is sage green and I think these colors will really wake it up!

The next two photos show the sample on the loom before I started weaving.

And here is the sample underway.
This is a weave structure I've never tried before, and it's proving to be a lot of fun to weave!

Friday, April 1, 2011

More Crackle Handbags

Several members of the Weave Structures Study Group I belong to (part of South Coast Weavers and Spinners) have been posting some of our work on Handwoven magazine's online site, Weaving Today.  I posted my doubleweave jacket, and today, posted a photo of some more of the Crackle handbags I've woven. It's fun to see them in a photo gallery with work from weavers all over the world!
Maybe you would like to check out Weaving Today!  http://www.weavingtoday.com/

My photos are posted under Galleries: Weaving Today Study Groups