The snowy weather has been a good motivator to stay near the loom and work on projects for my 2015 show season. I’m looking forward to the Kalamazoo Living History Show in Michigan in March and Mack’s New Market at the Red Barn in September, among others. Here’s a preview of what you’ll find if you stop by:
This red and blue blanket is a goose-eye twill, based on historic blankets from Canada. I hand-dyed the yarns.
This blue and white blanket is sized for a child’s bed and is woven in an overshot coverlet pattern known by various names including Wandering Vine, Cat Tracks and Snail Trails. The textiles are handspun and dyed by myself. A hallmark has been added in cross-stitch of a bird motif and a thistle (homage to our Scottish ancestors).
Detail of both blankets, finished with twining and knotted fringe.
Here’s some yarn that has been skeined before dyeing.
Hope to see you in 2015!
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