Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Fiberist

This was the work area that I created. This tiny little Gilmore Gem is something that Mr Gilmore himself made, and I'm grateful to Jeanne for sharing it with me so I could participate in this workshop. It is so tiny that it walked and I kept telling Gayle, the weaver set up in front of me, that she was in danger of being rear ended.
One of the last weave structures we did was deflected weft. I didn't have anything dramatic and Melissa decided I needed to use the Robyn's sari silk that she had offered to the class. That's dramatic!
I had taken this skein of handspun to show Melissa how it turned out - raspberry, teal and gold. She insisted that I not relegate it to a hat - she thinks I need to weave a panel of deflected weft and then take it from there. We'll see.

I handed Cathy my camera and asked her to please take a picture of me with Robyn. I want a record of my connection with this fabulous woman. I am so fortunate to have this workshop at this stage of my weaving journey. I can read drafts - finally!
Today is my birthday and the weather handed me a perfect day. I cannot remember a more lovely day in October in years. I have several advance copies, thanks to my book club connection to Random House, and today I started Chris Bohijalian's newest book. I have so many to chose from but this one swept me right in.
Honestly, I cannot think how it could get any better than this. Happy birthday to meeeeee.

14 comments:

Michelle said...

YES! Happy birthday to YOU! (((HUGS)))

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Amanda Cutler said...

Beautiful handspun yarn!! Love the colors! Also, love your idea of plying the colors! I will keep this in mind for my future projects. PS. Happy b-day!

Evelyn said...

A Very Happy Birthday! Great photo for your workshop binder.

Theresa said...

A very very happy birthday! And many many more.
BIG HUGS!

Two Guys and a Loom said...

Hope you have a Great Birthday..... and many more!!!!

Valerie said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Chris Bohjalian was on the Dianne Rehm show yesterday. He spoke some about the origins of the book.

You can listen here

LA said...

Happy Birthday, Sharon!!! I'm glad you had such an amazing time at the workshop!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!! And many more!!!!!

Melodye
melodyesneedlenotes.blogspot.com

Cindie Kitchin eweniquely ewe said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

f11holdsteady said...

Happy birthday (yesterday)!

Benita said...

Robin is so pretty!!!

Happy birthday to you! And what an awesome birthday gift. Kids want a party, we grown ups just want a day to ourselves doing what we love best.

Laura said...

Your deflected weft won't really show up until a) off the loom, and b) wet finished. Once it's been agitated a bit, the yarns will move around to shown the pattern.

I want to see it when you've done that - I'll bet it will be stunning!!

re'New said...

Have the bestest birthday EVER! :)

Nina said...

Happiest Birthday to you.. What a great trip you've had. It sounds like a fabulous workshop!