I know that it is now well into December but the fates have conspired against my posting a blog at the normal time. Well a thunderstorm resulted in a power surge which resulted in a blown modem + Optus…. and 3 weeks later I’m back on line.
It’s actually interesting now going back to the start of November and seeing what happened then. It was a very exciting month with the start of the conversion of what was my exposed patio into this great new space that I now have. Here’s some images of the conversion.
Looms covered and the boxing starts.
All the windows and insect screens have arrived. The old gate is off.
The frame for the big sliding doors. It nearly looks bigger than the space it’s going to fill.
Windows and doors are in. The walls are finished. Only the insect screens left to do.
The first celebration of this new space with Helen, Trood and Sheila. Look… no mosquitoes! Now all that has to happen is for it to be painted and tiled but that has to wait just a little longer.
In amongst the building I had Sharon and Vilasa come and weave rugs. In 5 days they both designed and wove a beautiful floor rug each. It was great having them back in the studio.
Sharon chose to weave a very bold design.
Vilasa uses predominantly hand spun yarn with frequent colour change and a great use of colour blending.
The finished rugs. I even got to weave another loom bench rug.
My weekly students finished off their projects.
Fleur has finished her beautiful warp dyed silk scarf.
Paula finishes firstly a series of hand towels. This is her first time on a floor loom.
And then a small hand spun wrap for her daughter.
Karen, a new weaver, finishes her series of tea towels.
I also acquired another loom. Ngarita and Mike West help me dismantle it.
It was assembled very quickly in the studio. This is the loom that Sharon used.
Finally, I managed to finish off the warp on the draw loom. This small hanging is another Laos inspired piece. It combines the Laos pattern I used last month with some 4 shaft supplementary weft pattern.
It is now into December. I will not share what has happened so far this month. It can wait. I am very much aware that coming at a rush is the Festive Season. Enjoy!