I started a snowflake runner project on my Louet Spring loom 'Lilibet' some time ago but it somehow stopped moving ahead about the time Lynnette came for her visit and then other stuff intervened. Well, I'm participating in the Guild of Canadian Weavers weaving exchange again this year and since Lynnette is the exchange coordinator, I wanted to have the runner ready to travel when we go to the Okanagan in early September. We'll be visiting my MIL and will most likely see the new fire damage to our old neighbourhood first hand. I'll be at Lynnette's for a few days as well and I'm sure that we can find some mischief to get into and friends to visit.
Back to the home front and the studio.... no vacation just yet....
- 2/16 mercerized warp in cream, sett 30 epi, using a 15 dent reed ( two per dent).
- first runner woven with 2/30 natural linen, pre-dampened pirns.
- woven with a temple to reduce draw in.
- two runners woven to approx 38" in length, plus fringe.
- third runner woven with medium grey 2/16 mercerised cotton to approx 42"
- fringe twisted, so completely reversible.
- pattern from Weavers magazine #18, page 20. Draft by J. Evans, GCW masterweaver.
Here are a couple of pictures of the linen runners on the loom.
I've done this pattern a number of times before, most notably five runners as gifts to the weavers in my old guild who lost their homes to the big inter-urban forest fire of 2003. I have noted that this has been another bad fire year and I'm weaving this pattern again. Maybe I should retire it?