Buellwood Best Projects
May is our annual 'Buellwood Best Share'. We had a good turn out this year, the challenge was to use the natural dyed wool form our 2017 fall retreat workshop given by Dawn. If you did not take the workshop then we asked you bring your best project for the 2017-2018 year.
most of our members used our dyed yarn to create an item for the B Best Share. Our future hopes are to display these works in a local public building.
Dawn is wearing her hand knit shawl, check with her on the exact pattern but it looks like the wingspan pattern or one of Steven West's https://www.ravelry.com/designers/stephen-west.
She used yarn dyed with Buck horn and Lichens.
|close up of shawl|
|Dawn decked in her shawl|
|Anita and Karen|
|Sweet water grass basket by Anita|
Laura used wool she dyed at the natural dye workshop to create these lovely Wool Appliqued pieces with stitching and embellishment. She used un ply-ed silk thread to sew the Applique onto recycled wool from her stash.
|Laura's stitched pillow|
|Laura's stitched picture|
|Clare's wall hanging|
|John with his transparent woven piece|
|close up of tunic|
|summer and winter close up.|
|wool woven runners in the lovely dyed colors|
|our guild admiring Melissa's woven runners|
Karen is new to knitting but look at these mittens she has made from her 20 yarn balls. Karen said she is really enjoying knitting and is letting the colors flow as she knits. She has advanced to adding cables and patterns to her knitting. She has enough yarn to make a 5th pair of mittens.
|4 pair of mittens in beautiful color|
Show and Tell
If this above was not enough we also had some show and tell from our guild members.
Karen found these lovely Bow woven bracelets when she was out east and she promises to look into how these are woven for a future meeting.
Mary knit these cozy mittens using wool roving for the inside and used handspun alpaca wool mix for the body of the mittens.
|woven piece from workshop warp|
Melissa took an 8 shaft 'Weaving in a Parallel Universe' workshop from Linda Harshorn this winter in California. She brought in her amazing samples from this workshop. Many patterns to weave with parallel threading to create a variety of structures including shadow weave, four color doubleweave, echo weave twills, and turned taquete. She also shared a sampling loom from Purl and Loop. She claims she will try to sample in the future....
|Echo weave sample|
|rag woven placemats|
|felted pill box for her dad|
|runner woven with Seersucker weft from P.J.s|
Sarah had a bead woven piece which was very well executed and interesting.
Laura told us about a new rug hooking book she heard about in
|Scottish green |
|Maddie with her scarves.|
Our next meeting will be June 18th we will be showing how plan and wind a warp for towels. In July or September we will warp a 4 shaft loom with this warp. Now is the time to be there to see how many different methods of warping we use to do this. Bring questions and methods to share.