Bonnie Thorne created this linen hand towel. Her struggles and frustrations with this project payed off and she now is glad she didn't 'throw in the towel' on this one. It was stiff and rigid before she washed it, and it transformed into soft and supple. Plain weave ground with twill variation treadling for the blue design.
The warp for this scarf is baby llama and silk and the weft is alpaca. Marion Kirkwood used a M&W threading from Handweavers Pattern Directory, p 76.http://www.nievescarrasco.com/home.html.
My friends, Maurice Poon from York University and Scott Ford from Hydro One weaving on the international tapestry project, Fate, Destiny and Self-Determination.
My first weaving teacher, William Hodge, is having a show of his recent bead work. Details on this invite. The opening is this Sunday.
Jessica Brousseau sent this link to let us know that 70s style wallhangings are becoming the trend again: http://allroadsdesign.com/
My sister, Rita sent me this link about jacquard weaving in France after I had been to Fondazione Lisio: http://www.maisondescanuts.fr/
Arlette Schulman, herself a tapestry weaver, was inspired by this fibre artist and sent me this link: http://www.worldofthreadsfestival.com/artist_interviews/095_mackenzie_frere_13.html
Sandra Dunn wanted to recommend Sandra Brownlee Ramsdale's jacquard weaving that was exhibited at the Textile Museum of Canada: http://www.textilemuseum.ca/apps/index.cfm?page=exhibition.detail&exhid=169
Nieves Carrasco was inspired by this woman's work: http://www.juntomita.com/Jun_Tomita_-_Textile_Studio/Top.html