Saturday, September 09, 2017

In early September I was one of four weavers from our group who exhibited our work at an Open Garden and Art Trail at Lake Macquarie.






















I have been enjoying making a few baskets lately. These three baskets are made from Bangalow palm. The centre on is a metre tall.

This small basket has a stitched base, and the sides are plaited flower stalks from a Bangalow palm.




This pure silk scarf was woven using a broken twill pattern, which gives it a lovely textured look.































Wraps are not the easiest things to wear - you have to keep them sitting on your shoulders. But with a few well placed buttons, they sit comfortably and  can be worn elegantly. These two are woven from pure wool boucle.

The one above is modelled by Marie.





Two boat neck tops:
The one above is woven in black 2 ply wool, with handspun autumn toned stripes in a Fibonacci sequence.
The one below is woven in wool boucle with collapse weave green mohair stripes.
I love ruanas, as they are so easy and comfortable and easy to wear. This one, being worn by my friend Carol was  woven mostly from my hand-dyed 3 ply wool.

 

 I received a commission at our exhibition at Wollombi in June. I wove 5 metres of blue/green Saori, which I made it into a jacket. Yes, it does look a bit too big for me, but it fitted the person I made it for perfectly!

Friday, June 23, 2017

A special birthday present

My favourite items so far this year has been this ruana I made for Sue for her 50th birthday.

A few recent creations

Red scarf I made for myself
 Another bead leno cowl
Dyed wool and silk necklace
 My most recent mantle. A bit smaller than earlier ones.

 This scarf is woven in a snakeskin pattern using dyed tencel.



Saori cowl

Basket made from pine needles, trimmed with                   shells.
I recently attended a basketry workshop using Bangalow palm. What fun material to work with. 

 Bead leno weaving technique, in fine silk.
Woollen scarf, woven in mirror bead leno 
 Carol is wearing my latest ruana.
 I had lots of beaut heavy weight fibres in natural colours.
So I made this poncho for Dave for Christmas.
 I love doing bead leno weaving
 Wool wrap with sari silk inlays.


Saturday, August 27, 2016

2016

It has been almost a year since I updated this site. I haven't stopped weaving - more that I have been enjoying weaving so much, I don't get around to using the computer as much as I used to. So here are a few of the things I have made recently.

Bill decided he would like a "bespoke" vest, along the lines of something he would have worn back in his "hippie" days. He has hardly taken it off since I finished it.


Below Left: This was a team effort. Helene spun the fibre, Gill (modelling it) borrowed my Saori loom and wove the fabric, and I made the garment for them to take to England next month.
Right: Black, white and grey Saori jacket I made for myself. It looks better in real life than in the photo.

 


    
Above Left: Bead leno wrap woven from my handspun and dyed merine/bamboo
Above Right Handspun dyed and woven scarf of wool from Downs breed sheep
 
 

Above: I wove two silk scarves from very fine silk, with textured inlays of silk and wool. Oneof them now resides in Florida.
Below Left: Wrap woven on a handpainted weft, and Right, a six metre length I have woven but not yet made up. The weft is a blue green mohair/wool blend, with blue and green mohair inserts





















Below left: a Saori vest , and right a close up of the woven fabric, with cotton, silk, wool, novelty yarn and cut up fabric strips



Two hand dyed silk scarves I wove using the bead leno technique. One for my sister and the other for my neighbour for her 60th birthday.


Below: Footwarmers for my two delightful great nieces















Below left: I seemed to have a lot of pinks in my stash, and I am not really a pink person. But as soon as I took it in to show my fellow weavers, two of them asked to buy it! It is currently on holiday in Tasmania with its owner.

My friend Gill is the model for a lot of the garments I have made.

Above: I had a big roll of 1 inch wide blue fabric, so I did a rag weaving, with indigo dyed cotton for the warp and some of the weft, the cotton and some novelty yarns. I gave this to my daughter for her birthday.



2016

It has been almost a year since I updated this site. I haven't stopped weaving - more that I have been enjoying weaving so much, I don't get around to using the computer as much as I used to. So here are a few of the things I have made recently.

Bill decided he would like a "bespoke" vest, along the lines of something he would have worn back in his "hippie" days. He has hardly taken it off since I finished it.


Below Left: This was a team effort. Helene spun the fibre, Gill (modelling it) borrowed my Saori loom and wove the fabric, and I made the garment for them to take to England next month.
Right: Black, white and grey Saori jacket I made for myself. It looks better in real life than in the photo.

 


    
Above Left: Bead leno wrap woven from my handspun and dyed merine/bamboo
Above Right Handspun dyed and woven scarf of wool from Downs breed sheep
 
 

Above: I wove two silk scarves from very fine silk, with textured inlays of silk and wool. Oneof them now resides in Florida.
Below Left: Wrap woven on a handpainted weft, and Right, a six metre length I have woven but not yet made up. The weft is a blue green mohair/wool blend, with blue and green mohair inserts





















Below left: a Saori vest , and right a close up of the woven fabric, with cotton, silk, wool, novelty yarn and cut up fabric strips



Two hand dyed silk scarves I wove using the bead leno technique. One for my sister and the other for my neighbour for her 60th birthday.


Below: Footwarmers for my two delightful great nieces















Below left: I seemed to have a lot of pinks in my stash, and I am not really a pink person. But as soon as I took it in to show my fellow weavers, two of them asked to buy it! It is currently on holiday in Tasmania with its owner.

My friend Gill is the model for a lot of the garments I have made.

Above: I had a big roll of 1 inch wide blue fabric, so I did a rag weaving, with indigo dyed cotton for the warp and some of the weft, the cotton and some novelty yarns. I gave this to my daughter for her birthday.