Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Seen in Florida

Here are some photos I took of Carollee's pieces at the Designing Weavers exhibit at ArtCenter Manatee in Florida.

Collaborative Hat - pattern

Carollee and I are working on a collaborative piece...a tapestry hat for the ASCH fiber conference Color Connects which will take place in Riverside March 2009. If it comes out as we expect, we will enter it into the fashion show. We will be using the conference colors and hope to have some sort of bird theme.

These are the pattern pieces for the hat...we will be weaving each piece separately.

There will be two of the large donut shaped pieces. One will be on the top and the other underneath with some stiffening between. The hat will fold forward in one place so the bottom comes to the top and part of the front will be hidden.

Each of those donut pieces are about 22 inches wide so it is a big hat and we needed a fairly wide portable loom to weave the tapestry on. Fortunately, Barbara had an empty loom which we were able to borrow.

So we are on our way. Carollee is weaving the first donut piece in Oregon over the summer. When she is done and back I will weave the second one on the same loom with the same warp. We [actually Carollee did most of the warping] put on enough warp to weave both donuts.

Next step - - dyeing the yarn.

Collaborative Hat - the dyeing

Here is where Carollee's yarn is going to be dyed. A barn in Oregon.

Here is a photo from inside the barn.

Here are the dyed cotton yarns in the colors of the fiber conference Color Connects.