JHW Sale 2008
April 2008 Meeting
Jerri gave us a very lively presentation on What Spinners Know that Weavers Don't.
Beeb shows off one of the placemats that she received as part of an Overshot Placemat Exchange at her NH guild.
Another Overshot Placemat
This is a close up of one of Sharon's colorful huck towels.
Another Huck Towel
Colorful Huck Towel
Another of Sharon's great towels.
Denise showed us her huck samples which she wove for the huck sample exchange.
Sally wove this lap robe using acrylic yarns for easy washability.
Sally's Angel Ornament
Sally's scarf with woven transparency leaf details.
Cathy made this stunning vest using the screen print fabric she made at the recent workshop.
Cathy models a jacket she crocheted and felted using yarn she got at last June's meeting.
Nora handspun the beautiful yarn for these stunning handknit socks.
Margriet wove this lovely one-shuttle weave table runner.
Another Table Runner
Here's another of Margriet's one-shuttle weave runners.
Duct Tape Wonders
Brianna has gone wild making all kinds of items using duct tape. Here are some very large shears.
Duct Tape Shoe
Which actually fits her foot.
A Closer Look
The trombone is made entirely of duct tape and it moves too.
Duct Tape Deer
Bri found lots of different colors of duct tape on the internet.
March 2008 Meeting
The Threads of Time - Member Mary Roth Davies presented an interesting history of weaving across the centuries.
Lekythos Vase 550-530 BC
This ancient vase shows an image of a warp weighted loom.
Warp Weighted Loom
Ancient Warp Weights
Mary explained how the weighted warp loom worked.
Elisa's Crocheted Rug
A work in progress.
Wool strips make an interesting pattern on this woven rug.
Two looks for the price of one!
Nora explains how she did her screen print at the Kerr Grabowski workshop.
Nora's Second Sample
Sample 1 from the Kerr workshop.
Jenny's Second Sample
Jenny's Third Sample
Jenny shared with us her ruffled wristers which matched her knit top.
Lois C's Overshot Sampler
Lois shows off her beautiful overshot runner.
Quilted Tote Bag
Quilting is among Lois C's many talents. Here she shows us a tote bag she made and then quilted.
Margriet's first sample from the Kerr workshop.
Margriet's Second Sample
Margriet's Third Sample
Margriet explains what she did to get this result.
Saly's First Sample
Sally's Second Sample
Sally's Third Sample
Sally's Bateman Yardage
Sally shows the front and back sides of her yardage. Truly reversible.
Sally's Been Busy
Sally wove up this gorgeous yardage for entry into this year's Convergence. It has a 12" repeat.
Sally's Bateman Sampler
Sally always samples and consequently her weavings are fabulous. See the yardage she made in the next picture.
Here's a close up of the reversible Bateman fabric.
Sherrie is covered in blankets. She's been weaving up a storm of blankets on her 60" loom.
One of Sherrie's Blankets
Looks like it would be wonderful to snuggle in.
Mary finished her tapestry which was started last fall. Here she explains about the figures.
Another Vew of Mary's Tapestry
Elizabeth will be making another tallit (prayer shawl). Here she shows us her sample
Denise made this adorable baby blanket on her Passap knitting machine.
January 2008 Meeting
Members At Meeting
Everyone was in awe of the many places Robin has traveled and the beautiful textiles she's purchased during her travels.
Robin in Her Tunic
These are just a few of the many treasures that Robin talked about.
Damasks & Mud Cloth
Mongolian Felt Rug
Tree of Life Rug
This wedding canopy was woven by a young girl.
Adorns the top of this tunic.
Chinese Embroidered Jacket
Soviet Georgian Tunic
Robin Wearing Her Carry Bag
Robin's prize possession is this carry bag woven by the Dani women of New Guinea.
Close Up of the Carry Bag
It's made from the inner core of reeds.
Robin tells us about the felt products made by the Mongolians.
Roberta shares her Inuit coat with us. The inner lining is felt with designs. The collar is wolf fur.
Mud Cloth Jacket Up Close
Catherine shows us a mud cloth shirt and woven mat.
Catherine shows us an Argentinian handspun, handwoven poncho worn by men.
Robin is wearing her Soviet Georgian shirt while she tells of her travels.
Shetland Lace Scarf
Made from Shetland wool.
Mongolian Camel Rein
Braided rein made of camel hair used for leading camels.
Sherrie brought in this Harris tween yardage she purchased on a recent trip to Scotland.
Mud Cloth Jacket Up Close
More Fabulous Textiles
Beautifully Embroidered Silk
Double Sided Embroidery
This embroidery is the same on both sides. The Chinese have a special way of doing it but we couldn't figure it out.
Robin has a lovely stand for the piece.
Jenny's Show & Tell
Jenny handspun and handknit her hat for spinning guild's paper bag challenge.
Lois's Sample Pillow
Lois took the samples and remaining yardage on her loom from a recent workshop and created this lovely pillow.
Margriet's 2007 Christmas Cards
Every year Margriet weaves her Christmas cards - at least 120 of them. This is the for 2007.
December 2007 Meeting
Candiss wearing one of her "scrap" jackets. Leftover fabric is never wasted.
Members at Meeting
Members were hanging onto every word that Candiss said.
Feast for the Eyes
Just some of the many garments & samples Candiss brought with her.
More stunning clothing.
Detailing the chevron design produced by Candiss's ikat shibori technique.
Stunning Colors - Flowing Vest
Candiss explaining her ikat shibori technique. She uses silk yarns.
Ikat chevron fabric.
Ikat Chevron Yardage
Candiss has done extensive work perfecting her techniques.
Candiss uses a product called Thiox to remove color from fabric. This is the before fabric. Results shown next.
This is the same fabric after the Thiox treatment. Truly unbelievable.
Candiss models one of the vintage style jackets she produces.
Vest with Collar
Candiss Modeling Vest
Back of the Green Vest
Needle Felted Jacket
Needle Felted Coat
This coat is a needle-felted garment. A new venture for Candiss.
Candiss explains the needle felting process. This is another new venture for her.
Needle Felting Up Close
Another Close Up
Beautiful Chevron Jacket
Interesting Color Combination
Aother Great Jacket
Here's a close up showing how the pieces are put together.
Toile from Quarry Bank Mill
Candiss and her husband have helped preserve the Quarry Bank Mill in England which produces historic fabrics.
William Morris's Blue Daisy fabric - another fabric from the Quarry Bank Mill. For more info visit wovenbywater.com
Cathie models one of Candiss's jackets. The fabric on this was just beautiful.
Daryl's been busy weaving off yardage from her looms.
Daryl displayed some more of her recent yardage
Daryl & Brianna
Mother and daughter show off the gorgeous yardage.
Nora's Show & Tell
Nora spun and knit this beautiful lace scarf.
Duct Tape Anyone
Brianna models her duct tape dress.
Some slides from Presentation
The following are just a few of the slides we saw showing some of Candiss's previous work.
An Early Work
Erte Wedding Dress
Vicki Tardy Workshop
Vicki Leading the Workshop
Workshop attendees listen intently as Vicki discusses "Overshot Variations" - the topic of the workshop.
Just a small assortment of samples that Vicki brought with her.
October 2007 Meeting
Vicki Tardy presented a wonderful program and trunk show.
Vicki presenting "A Bounty of Kitchen Linens".
Vicki shares with us a humorous moment. This was the first time she has taught in the east.
Wonderful linens - In each set there are no two alike. Why didn't I think of that. Keeps weaving interesting.
More Kitchen Linens
All her linens are done with 8 shafts or less.
And Yet More
Vicki spends a lot of time weaving.
Vicki likes to use 16/2 cotton, but she also has linen and cottolin samples.
Not sure I have the name right of the design but this is a close up of one of Vicki's fabulous linens.
Reversible Linens - Side 1
Fabulous colors and the second side is so different.
Reversible Linens - Side 2
Both sides at one time - dazzling!
Cotton towel in 16/2 cotton.
Shadow Weave Sampler
Absolutely stunning. This was woven in Jaggerspun Zephyr - wool and silk.
Tow Linen Samples
Who knew tow linen could look so good.
Fox Fiber Towel
Fox Fiber cotton is a colored cotton grown by Sally Fox. Makes a great towel in Summer & Winter.
These placemats are done is a lovely blue linen.
Blue Linen Bronson Lace
Close up of the Bronson lace.
Black on black. Lovely.
Free Form Sweater
Cathie D made this lovely free form jacket. I believe she said it was her first attempt.
Sally explaining about her "reptile series" of original designs.
Sally's latest in the "reptile series".
Sally's also been bitten by the beading bug. Here are some earrings she made recently.
Sally made this pendant at a recent Frances Irwin Handweavers meeting.
June 2007 Meeting
Members at the Meeting
We had a terrific turnout and LOTS of good food.
Here's Cathy's shadow weave shawl.
Dee's shadow weave sampler.
Showing off her shadow weave sampler.
Elizabeth made this purse with Kuba cloth and used a really interesting "charm" on the flap.
Elizabeth made this basket during the basket workshop. She later embellished it with some blue lace.
Helen showed us her sampler book of Tallits she has made since last year. Word of mouth has spread and she's in much de
Earlier Jerri gave a program on twining. She showed us how to do a circular project. She's continuing to work on her r
Twining Close Up
Lu Ellen shows off her first weaving. She's taking lessons from our very own stellar weaver - Sherrie.
Lu Ellen makes wonderful felted items. Here's her latest - Marigold. It took her about a week, working steadily, to c
Betty's been busy knitting. She made 3 scarves and a sweater plus she's learning to weave.
Betty's Scarf #1
Betty said this was made with "crappy" cashmere. Is there such a thing???
Betty's Scarf #3
A soft pink lace scarf.
Betty's Scarf #2
A lovely blue mohair creation.
Jenny explains how she achieved the wonderful colors during her recent Cooper Mill dye demonstration.
Gold Dye Pot
Jenny used yellow and red onion skins; she also had a stinging nettle dyepot. Depending on which additive she used (alu
Madder Dye Pot
Jenny used alum, tin and iron to produce the various shades.
Jenny used merino wool that she purchased from Kraemers Yarn in PA.
More of Jenny's Dyed Skeins
The small bright orange skein was dyed with madder last year. Totally different from what she got this year.
The greenish yellows were produced in a stinging nettle dyepot.
Jenny used her dyed samples to create this woven color swatch.
Here's Margriet's shadow weave.
She's thrilled with her new toy and explains how she will use it.
Beeb demonstrates how the Conair hair braider makes fringe in no time flat.
Sally shows off her shadow weave.
Sally used a drop spindle to create this lovely yarn. She wove a similar yarn to test out structures before proceeding
Another wonderful creation from Daryl. She brought the fabric in a couple of months ago and here's what it turned into.
Here's a peep at the dress that's under the jacket.
Daryl showed us a lump of fabric which looked like just that - a lump. Here's what it looks like on a body.
Results of the Onion Dye Pot
Jenny's hanging the skeins up to dry. Gorgeous yellow colors.
Jenny at the natural dyepot.
Who would believe you could get such wonderful colors from natural dyes!
A Cooper Mill worker gathers up newly shorn fleece.
Who's That Behind the Hat & Sun Glasses
It's Jerri demonstrating spinning and carding.
Melissa, one of "Carmen's Girls", is helping a volunteer to weave on the loom that Sally brought for the kids to weave o
Learning to Weave
Going Like a House on Fire
This little boy is a natural weaver.
MAFA Card Project
Some of the many cards that were made during the April 28 workshop at Margriet's house.
Close up of some cards
Mar 2007 Meeting
Robin was busy during the February program creating these color collages
More of Robin's Collages
Robin with Another Sample
This time she used bigger woven strips.
Robin explaining the process from our February meeting; she wished she hadn't done such tiny little strips
Daryl showing her collages from the February meeting
Needle Felted Scarf
Caroline scarf illustrates a needle felting technique on fleece which she made with the new Janome machine.
Phyllis discusses her Theo Moorman sampler from the recent workshop with Nadine Sanders.
Here's a better view of her sampler. It shows the variety of techniques learned, including weaving with rocks!
Jerri with her completed Log Cabin in a spectacular variegated weft with glitz of course!
Here's a close up of Jerri's cloth. You really need to see it in person to appreciate the beautifully subtle colors.
Margriet's tencel blend, hand-dyed yarns by Just Our Yarns.
She's thrilled to find a stylish skirt pattern that will work with this bold print.
Feb 2007 Meeting
Members listening intently.
Members listening intently to Sara's report.
Noses to the Grindstone
Are we Having Fun Yet?
Clutter Or Chaos
Robin & Beeb are busy cutting out "colors" suitable for their collages.
Hard at Work
Roberta and Sharon hard at work deciding how to translate their feelings into colors.
Example of Collage
Margriet brought in this example of a collage done in a workshop she attended.
Sherrie brought in this terrific skirt she is working on.
Although we didn't have show & tell, Dee brought all her materials to the meeting in the basket she made in January's ba
Market Basket Workshop
Sharon & Lois
Jerri & Sara
Sharon & Lois
Pam, Dee, Andi & Polly
Sherrie & Caroline
Elizabeth Working on Base
Baskets taking shape
Sara Hard at Work
Helen Having Fun
Overview of Basketmakers
Sharon, Sherrie & Caroline
Pam's Baskets & Supplies
More of Pam's Baskets
More of Pam's Baskets
Margriet Begins Designing Detail
Roberta Almost Done Weaving
Design in Progress
Pam Showing How to Finish
Helen, Pam, Jerri, & Caroline
Students Watching Pam
Margriet Attaching the Rim
Pam Showning How to Twine the Rim
Elizabeth Hard at Work
Helen & Andi Twining
Sally's Sampe Curl
Andi Twining the Rim
Caroline's Almost Finished
Dee Almost Done
Jan 2007 Meeting
Jerri's First Sampler
Jerri describes all her shadow weave samplers for the group.
Jerri's gone wild weaving up these shadow weave samplers. One will become swatches for the guild exchange.
Another Sampler from Jerri
Jerri's sampler up close.
Dee explains how she uses craft ribbon tape to measure her weaving so all her scarves come out the same length.
Dee's husband made her this nifty tool for turning the wing nuts on her loom - no more hurt fingers.
Joannah made this colorful woven scarf recently.
Sherrie uses this pointy pick up stick from Leclerc to weave the very last pics on her loom. She's able to fit this thr
Daryl made this catch-all for her loom.
Daryl explains how she made this vest. She had a limited amount of the alpaca which lines the vest.
Daryl models her great vest.
Daryl made this jacket from a coat she had made for her mother-in-law over 20 years ago.
Margriet's Loom Tray
Margriet made this loom tray to hold her tools while weaving. It fits on the front beam.
Margriet's shadow weave from the Sara Fortin workshop.
Here's a close up of Margriet's shadow weave.
Margriet shows off the motifi she used for her Christmas cards. She made over 100 cards
Sally found this tote bag at AC Moore and it's perfect for carrying all her weaving tools. She also found a use for the
Sally demonstrates how her Auto Dent tool works.
Auto Dent Tool
Sally made this incredible tencel scarf.
Sara made this lease stick holder to help make warping easier.
Lease Stick Holder
Sara shows off her lease stick holder.
Daryl's latest work in progress. She's combining knitting and crocheting to create this one-of-a-kind vest.
One of Daryl's students made this gorgeous necklace for her.
Dec 2006 Meeting
Sally giving an overview of what we'll be doing.
Example of Inspirational Image
What do you see when you look at this?
Sally asking members what is the first thing that strikes them about this image.
Examples of Different Interpretations
Examples of how different people interpret an inspirational image.
Daryl, Beeb & Margriet
They discuss their image inspiration and how they interpreted it into fabric.
From Inspiration to Finished Project
Lois's show & tell pillow was a perfect interpretation of the inspirational image.
Caroline treated herself to this wonderful chenille jacket by Albany weaver Barbara Decker.
Sally couldn't resist this $10 craft sale bargain while she was in Sun City, Arizona recently.
Clever Beeb! This great shrug is knitted flat in a 2x2 rib using a hand spun yarn. Side seams are sewn partway to crea
This lovely yardage has a hand dyed warp. Wonder what it will be. We're looking forward to seeing a completed project.
More Yardage by Daryl
Daryl's cleaning off her looms big time. She doesn't know what this will become, but knowing Daryl it'll be something f
Straw Backstrap Loom
Nov 2006 Meeting
Twining with Jerri
Jerri explains how twining is done on a frame loom.
Jerri Explains How to Warp the Loom
Not Easy Warping Backwards
Jerri shows us how to warp the mini loom preparatory to twining.
Twining in Action
Jerri with helper Andi shows us how it's done.
More Twining in Action
Jerri explains the different methods of twining at the edge of the work.
Twining with rags can produce a fairly thick fabric which is perfect for cushions, mug rugs, and hot pads.
Not only can twining be done on a loom but it can also be done off loom and circularly to boot. Can't wait to see the f
Sherrie's Mini Bag
Leave it to Sherrie to come up with a gorgeous mini bag. She says they are quite time consuming to make.
Another spectacular garment from new member Daryl.
Sally's woven sampler from the Sara Fortin workshop on shadow weave.
Susan's Show & Tell
Susan a new member and fairly new weaver wows us with her rugs.
Another of Susan's Rugs
These are big rugs!
Another Gorgeous Rug
Love the colors in this one.
Susan also brought in an heirloom rag rug.
Rug Close Up
October 2006 Meeting
Dimensional Weaving 1
Dimensional Weaving 2
Sorry for the poor picture.
April 2006 Meeting
Margriet conducting the meeting.
Bedford Cord Program
Margriet explaining how Bedford Cord is woven.
Bedford Cord Sample
Close up of a Beford Cord sample.
Margriet's Bedford Cord
Samples of some Bedford Cord suit fabric woven by Margriet..
Here's what the fabric looks like on the back side.
Sherrie's Show & Tell
Sherrie describing how she made her bag.
Sherrie made this fabulous bag from the fabric she made at the rag weaving workshop with Joanna Erickson.
Bag Fabric Close Up
Inside the Bag
Sherrie lined the bag using the same fabric as she used to create the rag fabric. She even put pockets in.
Elisa has been experimenting with the effects of washing her knitting to create a felted fabric.
Caroline made this fabulous coat with chenille.
A Visual Feast
Scrumptous yarn colors adorn this coat all dyed by Caroline.
Members admire the lining which was also dyed by Caroline.
Caroline describing how she made these wonderful scarves using leftover yarns.
She sews the yarn onto a backing which dissolves when it is put in water.
Here's a better look at the scarves.
Margriet made this lovely knitted shawl. Each section is a different stitch pattern.
Shawl Close Up
Here you can see two of the different stitch patterns.
Margriet chose a simple edging to finish the shawl.
Margriet's Handwoven Suit
Margriet was one busy lady. An absolutely gorgeous suit. Sorry the picture isn't better.
She also made a second coordinating skirt which is flared at the bottom.
Coordinating Skirt Fabric
Another great woven piece from Margriet.
Baby Blanket Close Up
Mar 2006 Meeting
Margaret explaining how she got into business
Margaret explained how she uses a spool rack and cones of yarn without winding the yarn onto spools.
Margaret explained how she uses a sectional beam to warp her loom. She usually makes at least a 20 yard warp!
Sectional Warp Beam
This is a close up of a small sectional warp beam.
She also uses a tension box to insure an evenly tensioned warp.
Margaret explains how she makes her "pieced" vests from fabric scraps.
One of Margaret's patterns laid out on the handwoven fabric. She has her patterns professionally graded for size.
Examples of Margaret's chenille jackets. Great colors!
Vests & Jackets
Some vests and more jackets. All wonderful.
Lots more colorful vests - some with collars and others without.
Another of her jackets - pictures don't do the clothing justice.
Polly modeling a vest she purchased from Margaret a while back.
Back of Vest
Here's a look at the back of the vest. Great colors.
Carolyn has been busy making these creative scarves.
Here are some more - the one at the rear is gauze like and made with sewing thread.
Carol Russell Color Workshop
Carol gave us a very informative and entertaining workshop on color.
Carol held everyone's attention while she talked about the components of color.
Carol had us placing yarn samples on gray scale squares to determine the yarn's value.
Hard At Work
This was harder than it looked at first.
Carol reviewing our finished line-up.
Can this really be right?
Members are astonished at some of the results of the value exercise.
Color Value Chart
Carol reviewing the color values using paper.
Our color value samples in yarn.
Light Color Value Keys
Carol explaining the variations on color value keys - these are the light values.
Middle Value Color Keys
Dark Value Color Keys
Examples of Color Values in Works of Art
Examples of Dark Color Values in Art
Carol's Color Wheel
Carol's Color Book
Carol dyed all the colors in this book which replicates the color wheel.
Carol discusses all the great color values in Sherrie's jacket.
Jacket Close Up
So many colors - but yet they looked great together. Someone knew what they were doing colorwise.
Analogous Colors in Works of Art
Feb 2006 Meeting
Margriet leading the February meeting.
Sherrie showing the muslin she made to determine the fit before cutting into her handwoven fabric.
Here's a closer look at one of the towels.
Another Close up
A better look at one of the towels.
Another gorgeous towel.
Another wonderful basket from Elisa.
Sally wove this sampler using many different treadlings on a Summer & Winter threading.
Sampler Close Up
Another look at her sampler plus a second one.
Jan 2006 Meeting
Beginning our Bobbin Lace Adventure
Andi explaining the basic movements in bobbin lace.
Winding a Bobbin
Andi demonstrates how bobbins are wound.
Demonstrating the Movements
Andi showing us how to move the bobbins to create a cross stitch.
Andi's Torchon Lace
A beautiful lace edging for a hankie.
This is Andi's antique bobbin lace pillow which is stuffed with straw.
Another of Andi's pillows complete with lace in progress.
Work In Progress
Here's what we were working on. Our pillows were cloth covered toilet paper rolls!
Margriet leading the January meeting.
Caroline shows members her beautiful handwoven hand dyed chenille coat.
Inside the Coat
Caroline also hand-dyed the fabulous lining for her coat. The picture doesn't do it justice.
Dec 2005 Meeting
Members relaxing during our Holiday Pot Luck Dinner.
Members and guests enjoying the food and conversation.
More Party People
Chatting and enjoying themselves.
Sally explaining how to made the origami stars.
Hard At Work
Members working on their stars.
Sally's great instructions make it easy.
Star in Progress
Star Close Up
Here's a completed star.
Here's a beautiful handspun, handknit hat made by Polly's daughter Jody.
Sherrie models her fabulous jacket. Such a talented weaver!
Here's what the back looks like.
Beeb describing how she made her woven tabbard based on a knitting pattern.
Next Month's Program
We'll be making this wonderful Bobbin Lace Bookmark. Stay tuned.
Rag Weaving Workshop
Sally & Boa
Sally modeling Joanna's boa; log cabin is on Sally's loom.
Joanna Rag Prep
Joanna preparing bias cut rags
Jean cutting her bias cut rags for her weft
Visitor Leslie L
Leslie working on her "picture rags" weaving
Visitors Judi & Cathie
Westfield Weavers Judi, working on her log cabin, and Cathie, working on her boa warp
Pat and Sandy hard at work
Roberta & Sherrie
Roberta and Sherrie setting up the loom
Sara busy weaving
Sally's Walmart finds for $5
Sara A's bias tube made with several different fabrics
Day 2 Group Discusion
Group Discussion 2
Cathie describing a technique to the group.
Group Discussion 3
Day 2 Group Discusion
Jean's Shadow Weave
Jean's shadow weave rag rug sample from a MAFA workshop
Close up of Jean's warp
Sandy's weaving on Sally's log cabin (4H) loom. Nubs are interesting.
Thank you card Sara A made for Pastor Carol in appreciation for use of the room.
Sachets Joanna E makes and sells on Martha's Vineyard.
Caroline & Sherrie making presentation to Pastor Carol and son Scott on Saturday morning.
Scott tries weaving as mom and Caroline look on.
Sara A with her warp tensioning device.
Tensioning Device 2
Sara describes how it works.
Tensioning Device 3
Judi & Sara position it in front of a loom so show how it works.
Judi's rag rugs from a previous rug session.
Sara A working on "picture" rags with some of Sally's Walmart finds.
Sherrie admiring some of the completed samples.
Leslie's weaving on Carolines loom - very pleasing color combo.
Fun Boas and Picture Rags
Some of the fun warp samples.
Earthy colors - very attractive.
So many samples and not enough wall space!
Caroline's warp samples.
Close up of one of the Boas.
Summer & Winter
Four Harness Log Cabin
Another four harness Log Cabin
Swedish Overshot in earthtones.
Another Swedish Overshot
Tabby in chenille - value shift in warp; done by Caroline.
Same warp as Sample 16 but with many other weavers' work on it.
Crackle - with varying values of rag weft done by Sandy on Pat's warp.
Plain weave - Jean's chenille warp.
Close up of Sample 20
The ladies look like they had a good time and produced lots of samples!
Workshop leader Joanna Erickson with everyone's work.
Oct 2005 Meeting
A good use for shoestrings
Nadine attaching the raddle with shoestrings to keep it secure.
Nadine showing how to attach the shoestring cradle to hold the lease sticks. Note the raddle being held by shoestrings.
Nadine explains how the raddle is used for members who don't warp back to front.
Andi Diligently Working
Andi volunteered to put the warp ends into the raddle.
Nadine Entertaining Us
Nadine entertains us with a lively tune.
Nadine showing us how to adjust the warp on the back apron rod.
Nadine showed us how to make a snitch knot to hold 1" bouts of warp to the shoestrings used in tensioning the warp.
More Singing & Playing
Nadine kept us entertained the whole evening.
Nadine's Signature Weaving
Using the Theo Moorman inlay technique, Nadine wove wheat into this beautiful piece.
The woven piece is a representation her life growing up on a farm.
Nadine's Stunning Vest
This is also made using the Theo Moorman technique.
A beautiful shawl with openwork which unfortunately cannot be seen in this picture.
Sherrie modeling Nadine's Kimono which incorporates weaving with gorgeous commericial fabric.
Kimono Close Up
A better look at the fabric.
Another weaving using the Theo Moorman inlay technique.
Members at meeting
Sept 2005 Meeting
A selection of yarns dyed in gorgeous colors by Caroline
Elisa wearing and describing her felted necklaces.
Jerri shows off her Theo Moorman sampler.
Jean describing her beautiful beaded necklace.
An up-close look at Jean's beadwork - stunning!
Sally's Color Study
Sally explaining her double weave color study.
Sara A's Tallis
Beautiful Tallis woven by Sara A.
Sharon and her adorable handmade dolls.
Sherrie modeling her chenille scarf.
A closer look at Sherrie's scarf and her rep weave runners.
Rep Weave Runner
Here's a closer look at one of Sherrie's rep weave runners.
April 2005 Meeting
Phyllis describing Ply-Split Braiding and one of her reference books
Getting ready to twist the cords Phyllis makes for ply-splitting
Phyllis makes all her own cords using this tool
Samples of Plain Oblique Twining (POT) & Two-Layered Oblique Interlacing (TLOI)
Lots of Possibilities
Phyllis has added glitz and eyelash yarn to some of these braids
More TLOI (2 on left) and POT (3 on right) samples
Other Types of Braids
The two on the right are holiday ornaments - great ideas for gifts
The design possibilities seem endless
More of Phyllis's Samples
Lots of possibilities with more complex patterning
Ply Split Jewelry
Phyllis has made some wonderful wearables
These examples show the spiral effects you can get
Ply Split Baskets
Is there no end to what you can do? Phyllis has outdone herself.
Basket Up Close
A peek inside the basket - the design goes on & on
Top View of the RedBasket
Another view of the red basket
Members making their own ply-split braids
Everyone's hard at work and having fun to boot!
More members hard at work maing their braids.
Feb 2005 Meeting
Sally's idea for the MAFA Goodie Bags
So many choices.