First there is this:
|Warp painting with Kristie!!|
This was a super way to spend a summer day. We started at Kristie Sherrodd 's Studio, Blue Flag Handweaving Studio in Sandpoint, ID, where we talked about design, color wheels and looked at a bunch of painted warps. It is simply amazing how beautiful a scarf (or any fabric) can be with a painted warp. Even simple plain weave can be transformed into a rhapsody of subtle color changes and depth. After some book work and planning, we measured off our own warp to paint and had lunch (as usual a highlight of my day!!)
After noontime sustenance, we reconvened in Kristie's carport to paint away. Now, I always imagined that a painted warp entailed warping your loom and then painting the threads while they are on the loom. Seems messy. And, since a lot of dyes have to cure for 24 hours, time consuming. There is, of course, another way: lay your warp chain out on a table to paint it. Which is what we did. So incredibly fun!!! I highly encourage you to take a class with Kristie- she is a super teacher, uncommonly patient and exceedingly talented.
At the end of the day, we took our dyed warps home to cure and then wash. Here is what mine looks like: (ok, I never took a photo of them, but Sharon's friend Al did at the Weaver's potluck and here is a link. Photo of my painted warp chain)
Which brings me to the next thing! The Third Annual Weaving Study Group Potluck - wahoo!
We had soo much fun- We ate, we talked, we toured, we drank, we spun. Once again, I took zero photos, but here is a link (with permission) to Sharon's Flickr's photostream.
Weave Study Group Potluck
She and Al took a bunch of fantastic photos- they make our ranch look so beautiful.
ok, so lots of photos to look at, but none here... so here is one in parting!