Friday, May 1, 2015

Open Porch

We had so much fun yesterday during my very first "Open Porch",  that I forgot to take any pictures!  I will open the porch again next week and I, pinky promise, to take some pictures then!  It looks like it might be a completely different group of people next week, I say the more the merrier!

A couple of the girls had some questions about the use of "Tabby" in weaving drafts.  I tried to explain it, but then, I remembered that I had a sample warp on the Sears Hearthside loom, and that I was needing to do a sample of overshot using rug weft instead of yarn.  We trooped upstairs to the studio, and I was able to show them how tabby is used in overshot.

This is the same project sample that I took the swedish book to Norris a couple of Tuesdays ago.  I couldn't for the life of me figure out what I was looking at, and Carol glanced at it and said something to the effect of, "they used overshot, here you can see the tabby."

Well duh!  Anyway I am happy to see how this project is going to look.  There is a lot of figuring that I still have to do, but the basic weaving has been figured out.

Open Porch was so much fun, even though it was a little chillier than I had hoped it would be.  (Hopefully next week will be a bit warmer.) I had hot and iced drinks, a couple of appetizer trays and some cookies.  Everyone brought their own lunch and something to share.  I can't wait  until next week!

Until next time, Happy Spinning, Knitting and Weaving, Tina


LA said...

Porch Day was lots of fun, and I'm glad that the "girls" got to see your studio. I remember when overshot was a mystery to me! I'm glad they could see you weave some of it.

Bonnie said...

Sounds like a lot of fun.

ILLANGO said...

Interesting - rustic texture, nice pattern.