Three scarves featuring silk / bleached camel warp and crossed with bronze bamboo, natural camel / silk blend and a fine tencel in white. Bronze one was sold right away...
Three scarves featuring a silk alpaca warp. First was snapped up by Bruce, the second was gifted to my brother Kent. The third was woven with a fine black tencel weft and sold to a bride groom for a mid December wedding!
There was much cleaning and preening of the big loom which took considerable time!
Two scarves woven in a fine silk yak blend and a fine black silk for a classy herringbone twill. One for my Dad, the other... snaffled by Bruce (again)
The studio was completely reorganized with new shelves..... and a big sell off of equipment and yarn on Ravelry's Warped Weavers Marketplace. Downsizing will continue this year with more books to go....
Two scarves woven in 100% tencel and featuring colour shifts from eggplant to olive.
More exploration of colour with two more scarves... again in tencel and this time featuring eggplant to teal. It was fun to have bright colours on the loom. One of these went to Switzerland!
A long runner in 16/2 mercerized cottons, featuring flax and indigo blue.....
Then a dabble into huck lace and softer colours, this time orchid tencel.
Then a dozen guest towels featuring mercerized cotton warp and bamboo weft, all with hemstitching.
Then in May we had a week to ten days away on vacation!
More towels but this time kitchen sized in a neat, almost 3D- like 12 shaft pattern. Cottolin warp and regular cotton weft.
More colour, but this time exploring with keeping an old 12 shaft tie up in place and playing with other threadings to see what I could come up with. Rather successful combination! Both scarves sold within twenty fours hours of listing....
We had a brief vacation to visit friends and family in July...
This was a painted skein of silk merino blend and woven with nutmeg brown dyed pure silk.... all from Germany, and sold back to Germany!
Then, I had a custom order for two silver and gray runners for a client in San Francisco. (Could be another request coming from them again this year too).
With Christmas starting to loom on the horizon, I wove two table runners in a deep bright red huck lace using a delightful French linen. Both sold and no doubt were featured this past holiday.
Two shawls in the successful colour combo that came back from the gallery sale. The navy / magenta one is now MINE... and the teal / magenta one went to Switzerland.
Using a repurposed warp from another project, I teamed the black tencel with a fine Persian red tencel. This one stayed in Canada and was a Christmas gift in Ottawa, Ontario.
Its more sedate twin, featuring a silver tencel also put on some miles and went to Switzerland for Christmas.
(Then I had two weeks away on family business)
Can you imagine how fun it would be to travel to hand deliver some of these to the customers? These were the destinations of sales from the items woven this year. (I had other sales but handwovens from the previous year).
- Weaverville, California.
- San Francisco, California
- Folsom, Louisiana
- Ottawa, Ontario.
- Salmon Arm, BC.
- Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
- Riniken, Switzerland.
- Rothenburg, Germany.
- Bainbridge Island, Washington.
- Homer, Arkansas.
- Redwood City, California
- scarves: 19 ( plus 3* more)
- shawls: 2
- runners: 5
- guest towels: 12
- kitchen towels: 9
I also have 3* additional scarves, woven in late 2013 and finished in very early 2014. Two more magenta and navy twill scarves (with one presold ) and one teal and magenta. Both are the same as those shown above.
So, all in all, a good year! I seem to favour scarves and hope to weave more towels these coming months. My weaving slowed as my knee became more cranky but I kept something going at all times. There will be a fair sized interruption this year due to my coming knee replacement but I will resume when I can and use the treadling as 'exercise' :)
Just a reminder that I have a blogiversary coming up on January 8th! Leave a comment on this post, or my previous blog post and be entered for a draw to win a hemstitched guest towel, Be sure to leave some clear way to reach you. Please note that I have comment moderation turned on so your comment won't appear until I okay it to keep spam down. It might be nice to add a comment what your weaving goals are for 2014 .... either projects or workshops. Winner will be announced here on January 9th....