Back in November 2009 I did a roundup post of my first two years as a weaver. Just shy of two years later and at the beginning of a new venture with OCA it seems a good time to take stock again. What have I been up to?
More huck lace and bellringing
Experiments with silk chenille
woven shibori in silk chenille
A start on colour work, unfortunately not long continued
Warp painting fun with Linda Coffill
"Freestyle rosepath" runner
Rosepath for travelling exhibition
More painted warp woven
A brief play with crackle
Imagery in Fabric class with Kay Faulkner
Oatmeal, dice and texture sampler
Fun with colour
The occasional disaster
And still more colour
Resulting in huck lace colour!
Supplementary warp bellringing samples
Braiding and backstrap loom distractions
A class with Jason Collingwood
Bristol Maximus in supplementary warp
A return to my favourite rosepath
4 block summer & winter on 4 shafts
"fake ikat" with a commercial yarn
P2P2 pics sent...
... and received
A little paper-making
not so successful ikat + shibori
A P2P2 sample
P2P2 bead leno
A class with Claire Brach - paper...
... and stitching
and there you have it. A round-up of almost two years of fun, learning, experimenting, and the occasional disaster. It doesn’t seem much, though I suppose you have to add in various textile gatherings, gallery visits (Pre-Raphaelite drawings with Des and Claire today), lectures etc (plus just a little family, friends and work!).
While I was writing this my package of materials from OCA arrived. I am really looking forward to the next 2 years.