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Foothill Fibers Guild
From Ingrid Knox in October 2021
Gradient Towels from the Discovering Gradients class with Tien Chui. They are 10/2 cotton (yellow and red in the warp) sett at 30 epi. The structure is straight twill.
From Mardi Naythons in September 2021
Napkins from the Gradient Weave Along
From Ingrid Knox in September 2021
The scarf has a 5/2 tencel warp from Teresa Ruch with a 10/2 tencel weft. The design is an irregular point twill woven on 8 shafts.
The lab robe was woven using a wool/acrylic knitting yarn. The pattern was point twill on 8 shafts.
From Donna Johnson in September 2012
I have kept busy in order to stay as sane as possible during this pandemic. I miss gathering with fiber folk and miss seeing what everyone is up to. Please send your pics to post!
Beautiful poofy rambouillet roving from Three Waters Farm became a beaded shawl.
I had a great deal of fun drum carding four natural colors of Shetland top to mimic five other natural colors and then I knit this Sheepheid hat.
I hand painted some BFL/silk in 2014, spun the fiber in 2015, and finally knit a cowl this summer. It is based on the Mendocino coast.
In 2015 I took a photo and this year I finally used it in a Network twill pattern. I used 8/2 cotton for this scarf because that is what I had in stash.
For years I had a postcard of Edvard Munch’s Starry Night painting and some tubes of 8/2 Brassard cotton sitting on my desk. Finally, I wove some towels. The draft is from Strickler.
This project in black merino/silk lace weight yarn was my meditation project from the beginning of February until the beginning of May.
From Jane Milner on May 10, 2021
I made a dent in my stash of Lily Mills Sugar and Cream. A 10 yard warp netted 22 dishcloths at 10 epi. The pattern, Celtic Bells, is in Ann Dixon’s book. It is a variation on a 2/2 twill. Fun to weave and watch the colors develop. Let the yarn do the talking!
I finally took photos of my placemats woven in Janet Dawson’s online Unraveling Overshot class. 8/2 unmercerized cotton for tabby, 4/2 unmercerized cotton for pattern. Sett at 16 epi.
From Jane Milner on March 14, 2021
These are my mug rugs from Tien and Janet’s Color and Weave online class. My first foray into overshot and I love it! This class got me out of the Coronavirus Doldrums!
From Ingrid Knox on March 8, 2021
These towels were woven using 10/2 cotton in yellow and grays (including white and black) for warp and weft, sett at 30epi. The structure is turned taqueté. This was a challenge to use the Pantone colors for 2021 – Yellow and Gray. The draft was from Handwoven, May/June 2019 pg 46.
From Mardi Naythons on February 14, 2021
Napkins woven in 8/2 cotton, approximately 15 x 15 inches
From Karen Wcislo on February 9, 2021
Napkins woven in 8/2 cotton
Towels woven in Turned Taqueté using a variety of cotton threads
And a project that was long hibernating but is now a wall hanging: Hawaiian Quilt
From Diane Christ on February 8, 2021
A shawl woven in 10/2 teal and copper Tencel on an 8 shaft loom. It was re-sized from a pattern in Handwoven Dec 1989 for Advancing Twill Table Runner.
Knitting is my daily meditation (so important in these turbulent times). Knitting for charity is a double reward. These sweaters and hats were knit from Swedish wool donated to me for this purpose and sent to wool-aid.org, a wonderful organization distributing woolens to children throughout the world.
Towels woven from 8/2 cotton on an 8 shaft loom. Pattern adapted from “Salt & Pepper Scarf” in Handwoven Dec 2017. Our daughter requested the neutral colors and is thrilled with her gift of four towels to use with abandon, knowing that I’ll weave for her anytime.
From Donna Johnson on February 7, 2021
After a visit to the redwoods on the North Coast, I challenged myself to weave something inspired by the redwood forest. Blending green and brown in weaving can result in muck so I carefully searched for a draft and used one from Bateman. The towels are woven of 8/2 cotton with two colors in the warp and three colors in the weft (one for tabby and two for pattern using a double shuttle). They are soft, absorbent, and have a solid but not condensed hand.
I purchased a painted 8/2 Tencel warp and wove two scarves. The weft is 8/2 Tencel also, one scarf in Blue Ming and one in Royal. I used a draft from handweaving.net and I call the scarves “Star of the Sea. ” They are quite iridescent and have a lovely hand and drape.
From Mary Prassinos on January 12, 2021
Mary completed knitting three sweaters so far this season: two Zephyr cardigans, pattern by Celia McAdam Cahill, our May presenter, and a Love Note, pattern by tincanknits. The Love Note is her handspun and a mohair/silk carry along strand.
From Ingrid Knox on January 11, 2021:
The Pink Scarf is Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca warp and weft – two different colorways, sett at 30 epi, woven as a point twill on 8-shafts with an advancing point treadling.
The beige-gold scarf was woven with Madelinetosh Pure Silk Lace yarn, sett at 30 epi. The design is a fancy point twill on 8 shafts.