Taking stock

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

Detail

Rosepath for travelling exhibition

Backed fabrics

More painted warp woven

A brief play with crackle

luscious waffle

Imagery in Fabric class with Kay Faulkner

Oatmeal, dice and texture sampler

Fun with colour

More fun

The occasional disaster

And still more colour

Resulting in huck lace colour!

Supplementary warp bellringing samples

Doup leno

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

and bag-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.

3 Responses to “Taking stock”


  1. 2 fibresofbeing August 20, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Thanks Meg. I like the idea of creative birthdays – so much more interesting and personal than just the day you were born.

  2. 3 Cally August 22, 2011 at 6:06 am

    Seems like a lot to me! Mind you, when you are doing the course, the work will really proliferate… Good to have a blog to help keep track of it all.


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