Thursday, 20 August 2015

August already.

We were fewer in number because of holidays,family commitments but there was still plenty to talk about.
Marilyn kicked off the 'Show and Tell ' with a sample made recently at a weavers' gathering.This first picture is a band woven with the different colours showing on either side.Marilyn had ideas of mounting on canvass a picec for exhibition.We weren't sure it would showcase it to its best.

The following pictures show the sample,which was yards long.Each different weave is labelled with the type.

It is amazing how each different type of weave changes the character of the cloth.

The colours seem to change too.

Just changing the set up slightly makes such a difference.

Look at these colours,below,These belong to Viv and are so similar to Marilyn's choices.

Viv had been asked to create one of her flower embroideries to commission.She had spent a fruitful time dyeing fabrics and threads in a microwave.She had used Acud dyes,aren't the results stunning.

The piece is absolutely ravishing,lucky,lucky recipient.

She had been to visit family in Norway,where they had had some Summer weather.Viv worked in her sketch-book to record flowers in a wild meadow.Good timing ,as a day later it was mowed!

She also made some lovely line drawings of plants we consider to be weeds.They are so delicate.Who was it said a weed is just a plant in the wrong place?

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