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Green Apple Crafts
Fall 2015 - On my 45" loom is a warp for some baby blankets and throws. They are made in my favourite traditional overshot pattern - Cat Tracks and Snail Trails. The warp will make four small throws or baby blankets, as well as one large throw. The smaller ones are made with 100% cotton so they are very easy care. The large one will will have the ground cloth made from cotton, but the pattern warp will be rayon chenille. So far I have completed three baby blankets.
For Christmas (2015) I gave my daughter-in-law a "warp" of her choice. She asked for tea towels woven in a red and white Log Cabin pattern. (See The Weaving Process for more information). One warp produces 4 towels, 2 dishcloths and a scrubbie.
In January (2016) I did a program for the guild about "using your Handspun" - for something other than to decorate your house with skeins and skeins of lovely yarns! At the end of my presentation I challenged everyone to make something with handspun yarn to show at the May AGM. I made a blanket from yarn I had made many years ago. I had purchased a couple Icelandic fleeces from some friends of my parents on the North Mountain of the Annapolis Valley. I washed it, dyed it and spun and spun and spun. As a result I had lots of yarn, enough for this throw.
Our local guild, the Atlantic Spinners and Handweavers, hosted a month long show with demonstrations at the Nova Scotia Archives in August 2015. These are some of my entries including my favourite, a leather rug (bottom left).
I also wove award ribbons for the various categories.
2015 marked the 45th anniversary of the founding of our guild, The Atlantic Spinners and Handweavers, and we organized a Sapphire challenge for the guild members, sapphire being the 45th anniversary gem. I wove this scarf from Orlec. Orlec is one of the acrylic yarns that I use for scarves because of its sheen and ease of care.