From the museume notes: "Silk, 1/2 weft-faced compound twill.
Submitted by Jahanara on Sat, 04/11/2015 - 12:58
I have log admired those fibre artists who only buy white or natural coloured yarns and dey all the colours they use. I have long said I would never be one of those people...well that might just change. We had to cancel the second half of our spring break plans, after our son was accidentally exposed to a child who had chicken pox. So rather than being out and about this spring break we have been homebound. I have been promising the students from my Raglan dye class 2 other colours and the webmaster of the Cambridge Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers Guild photos of dyeing for the website.
Submitted by Jahanara on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 13:19
A friend asked me recently if I ever weave with silk, my initial answer was no. Then I remembered a number of years ago I had woven a set of silk garters (lefg) for a friend and a silk belt on my rigid heddle loom, but it was not fine silk. I have seen a number of lovely silk weavings posted on Weavolution, which inspired me to order some more silk and in a smaller size. Around the same time, I noticed my notes on cotton cloth in the Middle Ages and began looking into organic cotton.
This piece shows a new variation on the typical roundel style sami
This fragmet was found in the shrine of St. Paul.
"On a rose-tan ground horizontal rows of roundels with confronted
pale green ground with a yellow design.Lions with backs to each ot
Thsi samitum is done in blue purple, green, organd and white silk.
Ground: golden-yellowRoundels in brick red framed by guilloches wi