Jimalee is back from Tennessee and sent in this felted vase.
A small knitted/felted pod that was perfect for a shot glass of water for the lilies-of-valley and boxwood at our TN house! (She is celebrating now because they will get to have two springs)!
Karen T sent this lovely vessel. The materials are Elm bark spokes, Birch weavers, cedar twiners and a waxed cotton between weave twiner with a knotted element. I love mixed media bark and fiber construction utilizing Barks that lend their strengths and properties to the specific components in the basket. Elm is a strong spoke, cedar makes a nice fine twiner, and Birch is a great weaver that doesn't shrink in width. Think about it!
|close up of her vessel.|
John's lovely vessel is very creative. He said Lynn and I talked about doing something arty and I wanted to use material I already had, particularly a roll of rattan I bought years ago. He wanted to do a 'porcupine' cover and use the existing warp on his tapestry loom. It's pretty rough as the rattan didn't really want to pack down with the weft and everything contracted when he took it off the loom. Certainly not practical,maybe a small pot will fit in it. I have not seen a entry from Lynn as yet unless I missed the email.
|John's Arty Vessel|
Poppy's sent me a picture of an igloo vessel cover. Unfortunately the snow melted before she got the photo.. really this is a living willow dome / house which she installed at a children's farm area.
|Poppy's igloo cover|
Laura is back in Wisconsin! Missing the meet-ups.
Here is her challenge right off the forest floor and wrapped around a canning jar. What better way to drink an old fashion. If you spill, it's removable. Lovely work again so happy to have our Snow Birds back with all their talented projects.
|Dawn's foot vessel in progress|
Dawn has found she has lost some creative energy this Spring but sent in a intended vessel for her feet. In progress. She also did not finish her intended project. The one picture is of lots of felted pieces she knit, then felted with the intention of cutting, then sewing felt boots. This pile is as far as she got. They would have been vessels for her feet. I was thinking the same thing so I added hats and mittens to our Vessel challenge.
Her other picture is of a hat she made from some white, linen sleeves that she cut off of a shirt. The dog and Dawn fight over who gets to wear it. She loves the indigo blue color Dawn dyed it!
|Denise's newborn knit hats|
Denise made these Newborn hats that she is making for a the Casa Materna mission in Nicaragua. This pattern is on Ravelry FREE, 'Easy Peasy Left Over Sock Yarn Hat'
Jimalee's Malabrigo wool and alpaca mittens. Also a vessels for our hands.
Mary knit this Katie's Kep pattern is from Shethland Wool Week 2020 and yarn was bought at Siever's Fiber School on Washington Island. They have yarn kits to sell at about $36 dollars with shipping in 4 colors.
|Mary's Katie's Kep|
Non vessel show and tell
Melissa M is hoping to be leaving for Michigan by June 15. She is continuing to do a lot
of weaving. She really liked the pattern She had on her eight harness loom But She wanted to make placemats that were wider and a bit thicker. The original warp was 10/2 cotton with a 32 sette she tied on a second warp of 5/2 cotton with a 20 sette.
She is also finishing a second
Tencel scarf On her 4 harness loom. The overshot pattern is from the November December 2017 Handwoven page 46.
I too love these patterns I hope to have a runner on my loom soon. But my stash yarn is not this lovely. Great colors for sure.
|Kathie's 'Texas Bluebonnets' |
Denise didn't get a vessel for Buellwood best completed but she did finish a quilt for her daughter that had been hanging around for quite awhile. It is machine appliquéd and free motion quilted.
Hope to see you all in July as we may have our room at Gloria Die for our meeting. I will find out the specifics on Wednesday. Right now the Marsin said we can hold our Fall Retreat as long at our Governor does not restrict us again.