Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Message in the Cloth


Here is a picture of a recently completed "woven word" scarf. Last month my 16 year old niece came to visit for 10 days. While she was here I used your woven word technique to plan a scarf for her. Using Courtney's words: Happy-Independence-Calmness in the warp with her chosen colors of 10/2 cotton. I used ribbon as the spacer between words. I threaded the project in 4 shaft Swedish lace. I wove in a few words of my own into the fabric. The weft was a mixture of threads, cotton, tencel & silk. I kept the ribbon as the spacer in the weft as well. I am continually amazed at how this technique makes me use new colors and they always seem to work together.

Thank you,

Karen Driscoll

A note from Bonnie: Oops, I forgot to put in the close-up detail, and every time I try to add a picture after I have already up-loaded pictures---well the first pictures disappear.

Another note: At the same time I was winding a warp using Karen's idea---Karen was weaving using my idea---pretty cool