Eve The Fiber Fanatic

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Fleece to Shawl 2007

The SF team weaving with an onlooker. There were lots of people through the center that day.
Here is the Sioux Falls team taking their shawl off the loom and finishing the ends.

Fleece to Shawl Part 2 finishing

I do believe that this one is by the team from Brookings. That is a Tri-Loom and they were spinning up some wonderful mixed wools with wonderful glints of color. Very bulky, as a tri-loom takes a very bulky yarn to weave with.

This is the team's shawl that is from Watertown I believe. This is not able to show the lovely extra thread laid into the plain weaving as an accent with a small loop of the yarn left loose for texture.

Here is the team that finished first. I will not try to name them cause I can't remember all the names. You have to see and feel this one to really get a good idea of it. They did this on a rigid heddle loom with a thread left out every 7th slot. They made a very textured yarn in a mohair, wool blend, hmmm, yummy.

Thats all of us that worked on the shawl. Bobbie, Joni, Johanna, Barb, ME, and Amy.

The two ends of the shawl. Braided ends