Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Closer Look -- Sunset At Sea

This post is part of a series taking a closer look at award-winning entries from exhibits at Northern Wefts.

Vicki Tardy's Sunset At Sea
In her stash, Vicki Tardy of Iowa City, Iowa, had some handpainted silk roving she bought at a Midwest Weavers conference a number of years ago. This year, that fiber returned to Midwest Weavers. Vicki went home with the Elsie Bell Award for excellence in hand spinning.

Vicki used that handpainted silk roving to spin the warp thread for Sunset At Sea. The scarf is woven in a technique called turned overshot based on the pattern "Pioneer Trail" in A Handweaver's Pattern Book by Marguerite P. Davison.  The ground cloth is 20/2 silk in navy blue.

You know that fiber you purchased at Northern Wefts? We can't wait to see it again!

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