May Show and Tell

Happy Memorial Day everyone.

I have been quiet here since March and you might think I have not been creating anything.  Here are some pictures of a few things I have actually finished during the last three months.  A few new techniques to learn that took some time to figure out.

The cotton baby blanket was sport weight cotton woven on my 32" rigid heddle.  I learned double weave... two heddles, two pickup sticks, two layers to weave through so I  was able to weave a 40" wide fabric.  The cotton was super soft after washing and drying.  The new baby girl (niece) will like snuggling under it on cool summer evenings.

The pinwheel braid had me going in circles!  So many color changes to make the pattern spin!  The knitted crescent shawl using Blue Heron yarn.  Beach towels on the bed do work for blocking.  Not much of a knitter, but it works.  A bit of weaving using bits of fun fibers, from wool locks, to sari ribbon and velvet, novelty yarn.  I lined it with cotton fabric, a pocket is inside, and a magnetic snap to close.   Silk scarf dyeing with ice was interesting.  It was so difficult to wait overnight and not peek or stir the pot.  Water was muddy in the morning, but look what came out!  This will go with anything anywhere!

And rug hooking.  Finished the welcome mat with a braid border, always a nice finish.  The Multicolores design is bright and cheerful.  

I am still working on the huge Gainesboro rug.  More on that later.  The next two weeks are dedicated to that 5 year project.  

I simply can not wait until we can all get together in person for a show and tell marathon!