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and Craft Show - 2012
Here is the scene at this year's Lions Club
show. This is the first year I've given
a demo on
spinning which went well. I finished
spinning and plying one ball of roving, and
second one, unplyed as yet. See...,
If the booth looks a little bare vertically,
my shawl rack broke it's foot during setup and
unusable. Which is why the cocoon is
"hung" on the back of a chair...,
Here I am, explaining something to a show
visitor. I have no idea what. I
pre-drafting the roving before I spun
it. This pink one is the second roving.
And here is Bruce Bannerman who came down to
see me and the Yarn Tree
he made for me. The Yarn Tree is always
reliable and the feet don't break!
Holds a lot of yarn too.
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Mountain State Art and Craft Fair 2012 - July
5 - 7
Here is this year's MSACF booth. New
Yarns are on the left. New shawls on the
Here is a better view of the left side.
The image has a greenish color cast, caused by
the tent fabric. Nice view of the shawl
in the mirror.
. . . and here's the right side, with the loom
set up for demonstrations.
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New Work - Late Spring 2012
||This warp is an
attempt to use up some of the unused
materials on the shelf. I used
three left-over coordinating warp chains
in yellows, oranges, gray, stone,
natural. They were long with 1/1
crosses at either end so I could double
them to make two shorter lengths,
equaling 6 of the needed skeins.
||The thin stripes
are yarns from the solid/multicolor
yarns on the shelf, used to fill in to
get the number of ends of warp I needed
to make the width of 30 inches and 24
ends per inch. 720 ends.
||The fabric being
woven is a wool-silk, bluey oatmeal in
color. It is destined to be a
shawl. Click the images for larger
views of the fabric.
This colorway will be available at the
Mt State Art and Craft Fair in Ripley
5, 6, & 7th.
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Winter 2011 - 2012
State Art and Craft Fair - Summer 2011
warp is of hand dyed 10/2
cotton. The weft is a black
shetland wool. I plan to full
the cloth by machine. It
should shrink in width and plump up
fuzzily. I think it would make
a good fabric for winter garments -
some of the warmth of wool, yet the
durability of the cotton warp.
The warp pattern is Twill
Complication, woven straight.
The Mountain State Art and Craft Fair of
2011 had good weather. Sales were
reasonably good, given the economy.
We were all grateful for No Rain!