Handwoven Bag Created for ANWG's History Group

This project was created for the Association of Northwest Weavers Guild history study group. This year we focused on creating any finished project from a Robin and Russ draft. I wanted to weave a bag which looked like something one of James Garner's lady friends would carry in an episode of The Rockford Files and also use mostly materials already in my studio. I used Venne 20/2 mercerized cotton in Gold, Redwood and Havanna for the warp and handspun eri and tussar silk from "spinning yarns weaving tales" for the weft. The tote handles are from FABSCRAP (a great resource for reused materials and fabrics). More information can be found here, as well as previous years ebooks of other projects including my table runner from 2019.

 

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woven scarf for w.a.r.p. digital residency

This scarf was created with waste cotton for the W.A.R.P. digital residency. I typically do not weave, dye or spin with cotton so this residency gave me the opportunity to explore cotton. I experimented with spinning cotton roving, made a number of dyed samples with natural dyes on the waste cotton and woven several samples before ending on this final project. The final scarf was woven on a 16/2 linen warp with an 8/2 cotton weft. I placed the slubs of cotton (dyed with cutch) every 20 picks along with a copper shape found at the hardware store. You can purchase the catalog featuring work from all the participating artists and 20% of publication sales will be donated to the Black Family Land Trust to support efforts towards Black landownership and wealth retention, particularly in the Southeast.

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Examples of Previous Work

Inquire about specific pieces to see if the color, dye stuff or pattern are available in other currently available work or if it is possible to re-weave a similar scarf.