Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Christmas Tree Towels

I've moved on from pumpkins to Christmas trees. These are threaded the same way as the pumpkins - 8-shaft rosepath - but the treadling and pattern weft is different. Still using #5 perle embroidery floss for the pattern.

I will be at Winterfaire this weekend - Oct 23rd and 24th from 10-4 both days - at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Main Building, Gate 1, selling these towel (yes they will be finished by then) and baby blankets.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween Before Christmas

Before I got to Christmas towels, I thoght I would try some pumpkins in rosepath. The top line of pumpkins looked a little too fat, so I decided to go with the smaller version.
The warp and weft of the towels are 12/2 unmercerized cotton.
The decoration in size 5 pearl embroidery floss. This works well and generally doesn't run. This sample has been washed.

Alpaca Weekend

I had the opportunity to sell some of my things last month at A Star Alpaca in Grass Valley, CA. It was during a ranch tour. As you can see the alpaca are lovely animals. It was a great weekend.

I was with two other weavers for the two-day event. We had a great set-up.

I had baby blankets
and towels for sale.