Experimenting Continues!

I’ve been working with woven shibori for going on three years now, enjoying every minute of it, and looking forward to exploring more ideas as they come.

Three of four new woven shibori scarves!
Three of four new woven shibori scarves!

These are the newest scarves, woven on 4 shafts with Monk’s Belt threading.  I love experimenting with treadling, spacing, number of rows of pattern rows as well as plain weave rows.  And now enjoying trying out new ideas as they come.

Vertical Lines, July 2015.
Vertical Lines 1, July 2015.
Vertical Lines 2, July 2015.
Vertical Lines 2, July 2015 (SOLD).

Vertical Lines 1 & 2, experimenting with number of repeats of treadling pattern rows.  Vertical Lines 2 was sold before I had a chance to hand-twist the fringe.

Free-stitching a design on a plain weave area, and after gathering/tying.

Free-stitching a design on a plain weave area, and after gathering/tying.

This is the second free-stitch scarf I’ve done, and there will be more. I do work designs out on paper, but have the freedom to make changes as I stitch.  And I learn from each one.

Dragonfly in Grass design.
Dragonfly in Grass design (detail).

By the time I return home I’ll have the stitching done on another scarf, and it will be dyed the day after I return home, finishing it as I am back at the loom weaving more scarves, and trying new ideas.

Leaves, detail, July 2015.
Leaves, detail, July 2015.

For some reason this one reminds me of leaves, holly leaves really.

Vertical Lines 2 was sold on the second day of the art tour. The others are now at Artistree Gallery in Land O’ Lakes, WI.

I’m looking forward to seeing what else comes off the loom and out of the indigo dyepot!

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