Saturday, October 30, 2010

Warp Painting!!!!

A smokey start to our warp painting this morning!  The fire in the pit seemed to want to smoke more than flame.  And, wouldn't you know....the breeze kept shifting around when you least expected it!!!  But, all eleven of us were ready to try our hand at putting color on our warps (and keeping the color OFF of us!)

Enter the "mad scientist."  It really did look like that!  And, warps were soaked in the soda ash to get them ready to paint.

Colors were selected to use for the different warps, and different colors were created for other warps.  Sometimes it became a group decision. 

And, they're off and running!!!!

Carl painted several warps that he had ready.

Ann had her warp all planned out.

Sharen really got into painting her warp.

Meanwhile, in the living room, Tina was using the knitting machine to make me a bamboo blank to paint for a wrap.

And, Maggie was winding for her overshot project that she wants to weave.

And, this is one of our favorite things to do:  EAT!


You gotta love this!!!!  Pat had woven  a long piece which she thought might make some napkins.  But, it was decided that it had a lot more potential!!!  Marta cut stamps using potatoes that she brought, and the group was off and running.

Finishing touches were added using the stem from one of the fallen leaves.  Outstanding!!!!

Tina got her "blank" painted.

And Maggie got her long warp painted.

Whew.................I think we're all tired!  But, we all LOVE warp least until tomorrow (or Monday) when we get to rinse these babies out!!!!  I think we'll have another warp painting day in the future!



Maggie said...

That was so much fun! Thanks for hosting!

Bonnie said...

Looked like fun. Sorry that I could not be there. LouAnn you were not in any of the pictures. We need to make sure the picture taker also gets in a picture or two.

Tina J said...

Thanks Lou Ann for playing the host, we really had a great time and came home exhausted but happy!

Anonymous said...

Its was so much fun and so good to see everyone again.. cannot wait to see how my warp turns out !! Sharen

Anonymous said...

It was a wonderful day - lots of creative juices and dyes flowing. I can't wait to see what everyone creates with our beautiful warps.

Anonymous said...

Ditto everyone's comments! What a great group project. I'm definitely keeping the old table to do this again. Thanks to LouAnn, Carol & all the helpers. ~Marta