Melda brought in some wonderful weaving she's been working on. She weaves on a 24 harness AVL, which is a monster loom. She wove some curtains to hang in her weaving area. Wouldn't these be wonderful to stare at while you weave? This is 24 harness uneven tied overshot using 20/2 perle cotton in approximately a zillion colors.
She used many colors in a shaded wash across the warp. I couldn't get the entire width in the photo, but you can see how the color changes across the width. Lovely!
Here is what the reverse side looks like:
Here are a couple of the leaves a little closer:
Melda did some sampling of colors to get just what she wanted. Here's one of the versions:
I'm just so impressed with this, I thought you'd like to see it too. Lovely lovely weaving!
Spring must be coming, because the spring yarns are starting to show up! It's always such fun to see the new yarns. I love meeting with the yarn reps twice a year to see what the various companies are bringing out. Course, it's really hard not to want to buy ALL of them, so restraint must be shown. Rats.
Rowan is bringing out a recycled yarn in their Purelife group, called Revive. It's tweedy and wonderful!
There are 8 colors - some rather earth-tone ones:
And some brighter shades:
And here's a close-up of the purple shade:
I think this will be on my needles before too long!