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It’s a days work

lots of woven cloth

Mine’s the longest

It’s all in a days work.  I’m gradually getting pics together of my many recent workshops. This one was a delightful local family group connecting creatively for a full day’s weaving over a 50th birthday celebration.  In the morning as they began weaving in the studio I mentioned that they just might get a short scarf woven if they were exceptional. Well I didn’t put it that way. But they really were beyond exceptional…after all it’s a race to see who weaves the longest piece. Over two metres for each weaver as you can see here and a decent length wrap scarf for all of them. All so different from each other in colour and use of texture. Pretty amazing I reckon.

 

the weave

 

Each of  the pieces were very different, which although very common in our workshops, it is always surprising as I show everyone the same thing but they do it all in different ways. Such is the way with these looms and the approach we take.

Another thing that impresses me about visitors to the studio is their inherent and almost subconscious ability to create an alive feeling in the cloth.  A special thanks to the Wallace family for an inspiring day!

 

 

The birthday girl wove a wonderful mohair and wool scarf in natural evocative tones

Jenni used a wound double thread throughout the whole work combining it with other colours to give a shine and total coherence to the whole work.

Katelyn’s scarf with delightful wool bobbles

Jo’s magical scarf with inlay and pops of colour for the neckwrapping

Finishing the ends

 

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