Guild Loom Projects
We are ready to celebrate our 40th Anniversary on May 18th from 11am – 1pm with all the niceties of a traditional tea to welcome you (including gluten free options). Come join us and see the wonderful talent of our Guild.
Watch for more Blog Posts as I catch up on our Show and Tell. They are published by calendar date of the event. Our members have so much to show at our Monthly Meetings, sometimes only one post displays on the page. Please see more posts by visiting the Archives to the right or Older Posts at the end of each post. Enjoy and thank you for visiting!
“We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Oliver Community Arts Council”
Monday, 20 February 2017
Reflecting on 25 years
One of the many Guild workshops from over the years -
Indigo and Batik dyeing.
The making of the Yurt, early 2000's (I'm guessing)
A Teacup Puzzle:
Enjoying the tea. We had a great turnout!
35 Tea Leaves Challenge for 35 years (only a few of the many entries).
Saturday, 1 October 2016
Alison describes her workshop as "Expand your four-shaft loom's potential with three pick-up techniques: Finnweave, Mock Satin Damask (a broken twill pickup) and Doubleweave Pickup. Al three can be woven on one sampler with a 188.8.131.52 threading".
In researching these techniques or as some say weave structures, I found many variations in terminology so I searched for some sites to help explain this subject and the techniques. Several are by Madelyn van der Hoogt of Interweave and others by bloggers.
The Best Weave Structure is Doubleweave
Variations in Doubleweave
The difference between Block Doubleweave and Finnweave
An experience in trying Mock Satin Damask
Not a part of this workshop but an interesting article is Deflected Doubleweave and facing fears
What interesting and very challenging weaving!
Barb L took these photos of the workshop for us.
|Enthusiastic weavers ready to learn!|
|Concentration is needed!|
Congratulations to everyone who attended the workshop!
Here are some examples of Alison's work.....
Can you identify the different types?
Thursday, 15 September 2016
Klaudia wove many happy colour tea towels, and she knitted socks,
the blues green tweed sweater, the striped scarf and numerous hats!
|Marg dyed painted warps and Koolaid as the dye for the roving|
(Studio week). That didn't keep her busy enough as she knitted
socks, wove these b&w tea towels and a lovely bamboo scarf.
She used Eco dyes (natural flora) for this silk shawl!
|Ilse hand painted tensile for this shawl woven in an 8-harness Huck weave. The large bedside rug is reversible and is woven in a 2 block weave on 4-harnesses.|
|Gail's specialty is Inkle weaving and woven rugs but|
here she showed us the pillow cover she wove using weft
from blue jeans in various shades and cut into strips
|Diane L knit this lovely warm sweater|
|Not only did Diane H weave these turn twill tea towels, |
she also wove a Huck weave red shawl in acrylic yarn
which she donated to our Comfort Bin.
|The pattern of an 8-harness turn twill is demonstrated |
really well by these tea towels woven by PJ.
|Ilona brought two versions of the Hitchhiker scarf|
in cotton and acrylic yarn.
|Karen G knit the red baby sweater a|
tweed baby hat, the purple hitch hiker scarf,
socks and spun the turquoise hank
and the grey soft kitty alpaca
|Karen wove these 8 harness place mats, some |
tea towels (not shown) and this detailed grey scarf
|Barb L made these exquisite pine needle journal covers|
|Marianne H, with her visiting grandchildren, made marble paper |
covering the canisters and making notebook covers
|Doreen knit this fun sweater in between running 5k races and |
half marathons, coming in 1st in her age group in one of the 5k's