The Weaving Garden made it to television this past weekend, on Central Texas Gardener (KLRU in Austin). We were extremely fortunate with the weather when this was taped last March/April. We had been having a lot of rain and this was scheduled on what seems like the only dry day for weeks. Here is a link to the show, if you are interested in viewing.
Lots of weaving going on. Just finished some crackle weave night table mats to match the new quilt set, crackle weave bookmarks, and a huck weave shawl made entirely from yarn leftover on the bobbins. These are two different kind of crackle treadlings, but I love them both. Many more "experiments" on the horizon.
Some of my other recently completed outdoor pieces are pictured below:
Front porch weaving needed a facelift, so I got busy yesterday while the weather was nice and warm, albeit a little windy.
The horizontal warp is nylon twine and the weaving itself is done in brightly colored tulle ribbon.
Below: Last year's tree weaving was pretty much destroyed by recent high winds, so it, too, gets a new look. The structure, as with the front porch weaving, is nylon twine and the weaving itself is made from various inexpensive yarns wound into balls.
Finally finished replacement of the two outdoor Saori banners and got them hung nicely on the cedar frame. These banners were both woven on the four harness Baby Wolf, which is my go-to loom for this type of weaving lately. Hopefully, they will hold up outdoors for a couple of years. The last two are now hanging in a friend's back yard tea house, after getting a bit of a touch up with some acrylic paints! We spent the day yesterday "staining" some of the faded sections of the old banners and it seems to have worked. They have a fresh new look to them again. Next, Chula needs a facelift.
Completed this morning, the first in a second series of "Wish & a Prayer" flags. Need to start gearing up for the Trunk Show in December with about every other project being woven for the show/sale. This will be the third of its kind here at Kendrick Kreations.
One of two completed. The one on the right has held up well for two years outdoors, but it too will be replaced in the near future.
Ah... the annual River Chase neighborhood garage sale! Look what I found! Someone was selling a very nice brass headboard, which I painted today in the color, maize, and set out in front the bamboo outside the weaving garden. It's ready to weave!
Lydia Kendrick, Fiber Artist, self-employed, home studio business in San Marcos, Texas