Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Once A Daisey Snack, Now a Scarf

About 5 years ago, I bought a lovely skein of cashmere while traveling up in British Columbia.  Once I arrived home, I placed the yarn in a basket in the family room so I could look at it and admire its lovely blue, pink and purple colors.  Not long have after that, I heard DH say "Should Daisey be eating that yarn?"  And that's how Daisey, the Psycho Crocker, began her love affair with cashmere yarn snacks.  (Yes, I mean that wasn't the last time she has rooted out some cashmere to snack on -- she loves living on the edge. A skein, a sweater, she's not picky.)

I saved all the bits of cashmere and luckily I snatched the yarn away from her before chewed through the whole skein.  I ended up with lots of little pieces about 3-4 feet long and then a small ball and I've been thinking about what to do with it for the past 5 years.  Not enough for knitting, but maybe something else.

In September, I put a long warp of different variegated tencel yarns on the loom and have been weaving away -- first was a mobius.  As I finished the mobius I started wondering how that cashmere would look (the structure is satin) with the warp - lots of blues, green, and some reds.  It's awesome!  You will have to wait until the weather gets better here for photos -- my natural light is just "grey" today.  The satin warp side is smooth and soft with lots of flicks of color.  The weft side feels like your oldest, softest flannel PJs.  Yum.  However, this doesn't let Daisey off the hook. :-)

So I'll leave you with another photo from Santa Fe.

Don't forget, the Seattle Weavers Guild Sale starts Thursday, if you are in the Seattle Area.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Seattle Weavers Guild Annual Show and Sale

If you are in the Seattle area, I'd like to invite you to Seattle Weavers Guild Annual Show and Sale.

Hours vary by Day:
Thursday, October 28, 2010 5pm - 8pm
Friday, October 29, 2010 10am - 8pm
Saturday, October 30 , 2010 10am - 5pm
Bloedel Hall (lower level) at St. Marks Cathedral, Seattle
1245 10th Ave E Seattle, WA 98102-4323

The sale will showcase one-of-a-kind hand-crafted items, including towels, rugs, blankets, tapestries, exquisite jewelry, accessories for pets, children’s items, handmade cards, woven paper art, household goods, hats, bags, wall art, jackets, scarves, wraps, batik and shibori decorative items, sculptural basketry, handspun hand-dyed yarns along with weaving and spinning tools.

There will be daily demonstrations of weaving and spinning. Proceeds from the sale are used to fund the guild’s volunteer outreach program and to bring talented practicing artists to Seattle Weavers Guild to educate both its members and the public in their art. Parking is free.

For more info visit http://www.swg-sale.com/. Please share this information with your friends.

I just got back from a trip to Northern New Mexico...you can see my weaving related photos here.

Here's my favorite two photos from the trip.