Show and Tell: October 2019

The Scandinavian Weavers Study Group met on October 20th. Results of our online survey to choose our next area of study were unveiled–for the next couple of years, expect to see more “rosepath, including bound 3 and 4 harness rosepath, rosepath on opposites, and patterned rosepath that is not weft face.” We’ll be planning a group project soon, as well as pursuing these techniques on our own. (Sorry rya, perhaps another year.)

The show and tell segment was full. Jan Josifek brought rosepath rugs incorporating some of her own handspun yarn. The first featured delicious natural sheep colors.

In this rug, the red areas had beautiful variegation.

Sharon Marquardt recently took a class from Norma Refsdal on using Swedish pewter thread for small jewelry pieces with Sami-inspired designs.

Edi Thorstensson added the piece she made as part of our skilbragd shared warp to a pillow top.

Edi attended a class on Swedish art weaves in Sweden last year, but only recently made made a pillow cover using her sampler.

Nancy Ebner took a similar class in Sweden this summer, and her sampler became part of a bag.

Nancy also brought quite a long bound rosepath runner, which she made at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts, with Traudi Bestler as a teacher. She uses it on top of a grand piano!

Lisa Torvik said while she had no show and tell this month, she is planning to finish weaving her 18 yard linen runner warp, which has been on her loom for a very long time. We tried to apply just the right amount of pressure to be sure it shows up at next month’s meeting.

About Robbie LaFleur
Weaving in Minnesota, when I can!

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