Skip to main content

Happy Easter!

Happy Resurrection Sunday!

Today is the big day! :) Big dinner, kids eating waaaay to much sugar and re-hiding eggs dozens of times, family getting caught up, and the promise of good weather to come. I love this time of year, not only for the fresh air but the over all feeling of new life. A new beginning.....it seems so appropriate, doesn't it?

There are lots of news things on this end. Lots of new good things:) I'm currently working on getting myself established at a 'new job' and may cancel some of the other odd jobs so that I can concentrate solely on one thus (hopefully) creating more time for me to be creative. I had wanted to start working on my C.O.E but have found that there is little to no time to put together what I need. Even the small tasks of defining words and describing various parts of the loom has become impossible. (notice the time between blog posts) But all in all, I guess that is part of the process for an artist working to make it;) Hopefully this concentration of work will alleviate some of the pressure. :) It's worth a try!

I've been weaving towels like a crazy woman. Pulling a set off of the loom every few days:) The show season is starting earlier this year and I'm looking forward to having some 'spring' items available. My friend Lynn and I have also started putting together some of our ideas for table settings. I think we might be at the point right now on getting colors right. We did a full day photo shoot last week and I'm really happy with the way things look together. I think the two opposite textures compliment each other quite well and the colors really really set each other off. Here are a few pictures from the shoot. Some of my favorites.
Next up on the loom I'm planning a painted rayon scarf. I had a ton of rayon I bought years ago and started playing with dyeing some of it. I think it's going to make a nice light springy scarf perfect for the Artist Showcase at the Byrdcliffe Guild Gallery next month! :)

Comments

Anonymous said…
You guys nailed it. These photos show off the high quality of your craftsmanship and talents. I have been waiting to see this high degree of eye appeal for quite some time. Your detail for composition and color are a palette for the beholder. Rustic yet contemporary these displays make you want to call your friends and have a dinner party just to show them off. Great job Lynn and the Kid, keep it up.
lilquiz said…
love it Shannon!
Thanks for putting our stuff on your blog. Think I will do the same.

Popular posts from this blog

The First Two Twills

For the first scarf, I chose a blue weft and the contrast in color with the burgundy warp is just wonderful.  At different angles, you can see that there is a lot of movement and once it's off the loom and wet finished, it should have an iridescent quality that tencel is almost always known for. 



     For the second scarf, I chose a red-violet weft also in tencel.  The final product will be less dramatic than the first for a more subtle look.  The broken twill pattern is slight breaking the movement in the overall pattern in rectangular blocks.



Now back to the drawing table for two more designs :)

Americana Chenille Scarves on Memorial Day

Still working through the stash of yarn that I already have, I've decided on a run of chenille scarves in red, white and blue!

There is so much to work through in my stash and at the rate I'm going, I may never have to buy yarn again!

I took pictures indoors on a dreary day so the colors don't pop like they would in natural sunlight but you get the idea.  I went with a classic plaid for two and a plain creamy white for the weft in the third.

This was a quick easy plain weave...just trying to cut down the stash!


The weather has finally broken!  An extra month of Winter was a little too much for me so, when I'm not home when I should be home, it's on the trail I am.  Lush green leaves are finally here :)



The Second Two Twills

The last two scarves are plaited twills.  I started with a silver weft and a strange thing started happening again.  I'm getting little lines of fuzz as I weave on the right hand side of the fabric.  I'm assuming that the reed is doing this and I can't seem to figure out why.  When I wet finish the fabric, the fuzz goes away but I can't seem to figure out why it's happening.  Perhaps it's my beat.



     The last scarf is also a plaited twill this time done in a light sunny yellow for a nice contrast.



Finally...twisting the fringe!


My next project will be another straight draw and I'll probably design in the lift plan to get some more detailed imagery.