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:
May 30, 2014. Another Saori Style Weaving Day at Kendrick Kreations Fiberarts Studio, the fourth of its kind. I host this type of event once or twice a year with 6-8 weavers, all weaving on the same pre-warped loom. Everyone brings some kind of yarn to represent themselves in the weaving and there's also a huge basket of yarn from which to choose. This year, the warp colors represent the six weavers, each choosing a specific color and everyone got a small handmade doll (1") to place into their weaving at some point.
"The Wave" is finally finished, after being on the loom for two years! I do still have to hem the top for a hanging rod and finish the fringe, incorporating some tiny seashells, but the hard work is done. All in all, I'm very pleased with the way this turned out; planning to sell, but for now, it will hang in the sun room. No worries; sunlight will not hit it directly!
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.
Finished my Spring Shawl WAL project in record time. I used silk noil, cotton and cotton boucle in the weaving. Sett was 8 epi. This was a great project because it gave me a chance to practice leno, Brooks Bouquet, Danish medalions (which I had never before woven) and some inlay. The fringe still needs to be trimmed and twisted, but other than that, it's complete. This is also a great lightweight shawl for Texas.
Completed the sea shell weavings this morning; they will be for sale at the Third Annual Trunk Show at my studio in San Marcos, on December 14, 2013. I will be working very diligently between now and then to have some lovely new items available.
Lydia Kendrick, Fiber Artist, self-employed, home studio business in San Marcos, Texas