|Susan's Rigid Heddle Loom|
|John's 8 shaft Waffle Weave Sample|
|Susan's towels on the loom|
John brought in his samples of 8 shaft waffle weave. These are already 3 dimensional with out being washed. I can't wait to see how they wash up.
|8 shaft Waffle weave|
|8 shaft Waffle weave|
John and Sue presented the Waffle Weave demonstration.... some beautiful woven samples on and off the loom. These two new weavers really did a nice job at this presentation and both experienced a great deal of learning in the preparation for this presentation.
|Aurora's colorful Little Acorn pot holders|
|Buck-horn berries used to dye with different pre treatments.|
|Cords of milk weed and another plant|
|Birch Bark Moravian Stars|
|Norwegian Felted Slippers|
Mary's show and tell was the finished bread Bags woven double weave 48 ends per inch on a 8- shaft loom out of 16/2 line linen with a tow linen weft. But still working the tablet woven cords for these 4. I also wove a silk Sakiori scarf with strips of cut silk I hand dyed but it still needs to have the warp fringe twisted before I was it. It is a little stiff right now and I am hoping it will drape better after it is washed.
Sakiori is a Japanese rag weaving that mid 18th century peasants used to recycle old cotton fabric. Both patterns are form Handwoven Magazine.
|Silk Sakiori scarf|
|linen bread bags|
A visit to Finlandia Fiber Studio we meet Phyllis and two of her students. Phyllis showed us around the studio and what her students have been working on this semester. We also saw a large wool rug that Phyllis was weaving out of Wool blankets. She promised to bring it for show and tell to the guild meeting when she is finished. The design of the weaving was very interesting so I snapped a picture of it on the loom.
|Phyllis with her coat made with Jacquard Woven Material|
|FU Student Taylor's Jacquard fabric|
|Students warp for 3 shuttle Finnish rag rug|
|looks like Rya Weaving in progress|
|Phyllis's rug pattern|
|wool blanket rug on the loom|
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Remember our guild dues were due in September so if you want to attend the May Retreat you must pay the annual guild dues. Please bring to the next meeting or send a check to Mary Brownell
23372 West State Hwy M 64 Ontonagon, MI 49953