I’ve no doubt mentioned before that I am the Exchange Coordinator for the Guild of Canadian Weavers and October 1st is D day (due date) for the exchange. This year the exchange theme was one table runner, no smaller than 16” x 36”. I have had my runner done for months and was contentedly waiting for everyone else’s to arrive. You may remember this from last spring.But, and isn’t there always a ‘ but’ …… I decided on September 27 to change my runner and weave another! Today I pulled it off the loom and just need to twizzle the fringe, before wet finishing. I was working out another weave to add to my workshop and got so inspired by creating this 8 shaft Twill and making it a hybrid Overshot with an Overshot treadling I just had to weave the runner - I think it worked out very well indeed. I used 2/8.5 Orlec in Silver Beige for the warp and the tabby weft and Navy Orlec for the pattern thread. I sett it at 20 epi and it has a lovely feel to it that pressing will just enhance. I must admit that I did take liberties with the Overshot concepts, but some rules just have to bend to get a profile you like. I was also lucky this week in that this little gem came my way! A Leclerc pirn winder! Heaven, I’m in heaven….
Well, tomorrow I’m off to Kelowna for the Guild Spin In and hopefully I’ll remember to take photos of the 50 or so ladies expected. I know it will be a lovely day of spinning, eating and visiting as we are expecting people from Oliver to Salmon Arm (that’s a good 200 kilometers distance).