Does it ever end. This thrill of weaving and looms! I think not.
Another workshop completed in the studio and another very happy one. With so much sadness and agro in our world it’s nice to remember that good, happy and meaningful life filled get togethers do exist. In bringing a collection of previous ‘strangers’ together we get to know a snippet of our lives and share a reason to work together, albeit briefly.
I had a beautiful 12 year old weaver, Mirielle, who struck up the most wonderful adventure on the loom immediately and completed two full scarf lengths. Worth a dance!
Jan worked on a red monotone weave. I don’t find this type of colour intensive easy to do and so greatly admire the skill of subtlety that she used. Each tone of red is slightly different and you need a very good eye and acuity to use the various shades of the same hue.
Most of the weavers got to experiment with a couple of completely different cloths in some way. Kate was a colour girl and wove both a cool coloured and warm coloured cloth with a very delicate colour selection.
As usual each of the colour selections are inspirational for me and provided lots of ideas for how to work proportions of colours in ways that really work.
Phillip tried every technique I reviewed in the workshop pulling it all together into a very impressive design. As a photographer he had an eye for placement and used a restricted and repeating colour palette.
If big is best then Vivian won the day, steadily weaving and completing about 4-5 metres for a coat. The cloth had lots of techniques including leno lace, texture and clasped weft. A really lovely cloth which will fall well for the coat pattern.
I have one more travelling workshop to Maitland this weekend and then a short break until next year. New workshops will be listed when I date them up… Thank you so much to every workshop participant this year. You’ve allowed me briefly into your ‘secret’ weaving lives and the one you are living. Thank you to Mirielle, Jan, Vivian, Phillip and Kate for your insights, creative vibe and companionship over the weekend.