Sunday, September 22, 2013

Random Brocaded bands

Hi folks, long time no post, I've been having a bit of upheaval in my professional life this year and have been pouring a lot of time into my professional development rather than weaving. I've just started a new job and have a lot to learn there but hopefully things will start to settle down soon. 

Anyway, I didn't stop weaving entirely. Here are some photos of some bands I've woven in the last 6 months. 

The green one which is a cut-down Anna Neuper pattern was an experiment using the same materials as for the Chasuble of St Wolfgang, seeing if on a simpler band I could manage to use the nice fine silk without it getting eaten to pieces.  Conclusion: no. What a pity, because the effect is lovely. Photograph doesn't really do it justice.

The purple one is a Birka 22 I strung up for a talk on Viking tablet weaving to let people have a go, as per usual at these things people wove about a cm and then I went home and finished it myself.  Fibreholics silk and tambour thread from Hedgehog.


And here is a photo of a caul made by Anna de Wilde for Queen Eva's stepdown outfit, with a band I made edging it. Anna Neuper again, fibreholics silk and tambour thread.



Hopefully it won't be another 6 months before I post again, but um, right now I'm a little distracted by Italian shirring.

3 comments:

  1. I'll have to try to remember to get you to show me the green one sometime, looks pretty. That was those small spools of silk, not the giant skein, yes?

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  2. Hallo,
    ich habe einen Wunsch an Dich: bitte installiere die Übersetzungsfunktion, zum Beispiel oben rechts in Deinem Bog. Du findest das bei beim Layout. Ich würde mich sehr darüber freuen, da mein Englisch nicht so gut ist. Danke.
    Liebe Grüße von Ate

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    Hello,
    I have a request to you: please install the translation function, for example the upper right of your bog. You can find this in the layout. I would be very happy about it, because my English is not so good. Thank you.
    Greetings from Ate

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