This year's study group activities began at the September meeting with an overview by group leader Laura Freeman. We went over the basics of the weave, distribute study group materials, and look at some examples.
Briefly, color-and-weave refers to a pattern effect that viewers perceive as a result of the combination of a weave structure (the way the warp and weft interlace, as in plain weave, twill, etc.) and the sequence of light and dark or contrasting colored warp and weft threads.
Members used the information from lectures given to the Guild by Carol Birtwistle and, in the more recent past, Deb Palmer to learn more about color-and-weave. Study group participants were asked to weave a sample using one of the drafts in Carol Birtwistle's handout and bring it to the November meeting.
In April, study group participants talked about what they learned and show off their completed work based on their ideas about color-and-weave. For photos of some of the completed projects, click here.
Past study groups:
||Log cabin weave
|Main study group: Twill
Special study group: Yarn challenge
||Main study group: Monk's Belt
Special study groups:
Lunch Bags & Dimity
||Guild sample notebooks
||Summer & Winter
||Overshot | Mary Ann Ostrander