Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back weaving!

Being away for about a month is wonderful! I had such a good time with my family.
Coming home is just as good, but it sure takes awhile to get back into the swing of things.
I was so tired the first few days back!! I'm just now getting back into the rhythm of weaving and sewing!  My project right now is for a piece to be in the members exhibit at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville. Every few years the Southern Highland Craft Guild has an exhibit for the members. This year it's called New Traditions: Wearable Art. It runs from Sept 11 til January 15.

I've woven fabric to make a jacket and it's already washed and ready to cut, serge and assemble! I spent Monday putting a narrow 9 inch, 3 yard warp onto my wolf pup and weaving it. I didn't take a picture of it because I forgot! I will use that fabric to  make a small handbag to go with this jacket. Hopefully the finished product will do justice to the image in my mind!
The pieces have to be in Asheville by Sept 1!

Today school starts again for Maryville College where my DD goes. Life is back in full swing and it's good to be back into the rhythm of it all! Planning, however, is already in full swing for the trip to Canada next summer. Part of the fun of going is figuring out what to do and which projects to tackle once I'm up there!


LA said...

Ah....back to real life!!! That warp looks great, and I know it will make a knockout jacket!

Fran said...

Enjoyed reading about your trip to MooseJaw, Carol. Always nice to hear what everyone is doing at the studio: it gives me the urge to start something else myself. Wondering if you like your Pup; I was thinking of selling mine. Cheers Fran in Calgary

Tina J said...

We sure are glad you are back! I was so tired on Monday after our trip, I can't imagine how tired you are, as your trip was much longer than mine!

Anonymous said...

Fran, the pup just needs getting used to!! All smaller looms do. I like mine, esp for demonstrating. I know they have one now that has 6 treadles instead of the direct tie up and I'd have preferred that as well but once you start weaving on the pup with the direct tie up, you get into the swing of it.
So, you're from Calgary. I have relatives there!! Mom and Liz lived in Ryley for several years before moving to Moose Jaw.

Bonnie said...

That is going to be a beautiful jacket. That black with that is great. I would never have thought that would work out to be so pretty. Still learning.

Linda said...

We are all glad you are back! The cloth looks great!