This year’s theme for the home study group is inspired by nature. The first meeting is Thursday, October 4th at 9:30 am at the home of Parlin M. Sign up sheets for hosting meetings and presenting projects for the rest of the year will be passed around, and Debbie S. will present her already completed home study project.
We were a smaller group than usual this month, but we had a great time. If you couldn’t be there, read on to find out what you missed.
Our hostess Patty presented:
- a beautiful tencel scarf that she wove, magenta and green warp with a taupe weft in undulating point draft 2/2 twill pattern taken from Handweaver’s Pattern Book, with some bonus tips about how to protect delicate fabric with long floats as it winds onto the cloth beam
- ceinture fléchée bracelets based on the voyageur bracelets she saw on her trip to Canada (post forthcoming)
- and a color gamp that is also a twill pattern gamp that she made for the 2007 home study group
- a report on her recent trip to Massachusetts, which included visits to WEBS and also Vavstuga, where Susan Conover gave her a tour
- two twill samplers she made in classes with Susan Conover in 2000 and 2001 (60 different twills!)
- a luscisous V-neck origami blouse she wove from silk as an experiment last winter (verdict: the experiment was a success as she already has a commission to make another one just like it for a friend)
- photos of a twill baby blanket she wove in acrylic from Yarn Barn kit
Debbie asked about dyeing with black walnuts (I didn’t hear all of that conversation, but Victoria’s tips included instructions to drive over them with your car to get the husks off) and doup threads. Debbie, is this what you were talking about?
Nora got some spinning done.
Victoria passed around her beautiful peyote stitch beaded medallion based on her own pattern of repeating triangles and brought a selection of twill reference books and design collections from the library for inspiration.
Lynne shared a collection of scarves she’s been knitting for relatives while traveling over the summer.
And I flashed everyone the bra I sewed at Boob Camp in Canada this summer (no photo of that for obvious reasons!). You can read more about that class and even see my (non-flashing) picture in the article written about the school in the Globe and Mail (I’m the fuzzy one in the foreground).
The sign up sheet for hosting this year’s home study meetings went around, and the meeting locations for the year have been settled. See you next month!