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:
Spent the weekend in a demo class, learning bound weave on eight harnesses. As you can see, the design on the top is not quite completed, but it will be shortly -- just three more rows left to weave of the polychrome pattern. This is a slow weave, but extremely intriguing as you watch the little motifs develop. We also learned a formula which converts a straight draw threading into various twills, Krokbragd and rose path threadings, so you can weave various structures without re-threading your loom. Truly amazing! Our teacher was terrific and explained the lessons and steps very logically, and everyone in the class "got it". I love it when that happens.
Anyone who knows me, knows how much I hate making samples. But I find myself involved in a study group, working on Sharon Alderman's book, Mastering Weave Structures. This month we're doing waffle weave; my s-s-samples were completed yesterday. Warp and weft are both sock yarn (doubled) at 10 epi. They are wonderfully squishy and would probably make great hot pads!
Lydia Kendrick, Fiber Artist, self-employed, home studio business in San Marcos, Texas