I’ve joined a study group with the Qualicum Weavers and Spinners. The group is called Exploring More and we are study Inlay. Mum has already done two projects with Theo Moorman, one with a plain weave ground cloth and the other with a twill ground cloth, that she hasn't blogged about yet.
I have chosen to do a table linen project with classic inlay. Inlay is a finger manipulated supplementary weft that doesn’t weave selvedge to selvedge. There are various techniques that create different patterns, examples of some can be found here from a Transparency workshop that I did.
The warp is 3/10 buttercup yellow from Dressew, a fabric supply store in Vancouver, which I have never used it before.
I don’t know and it is something that worries me about the piece. I thought about putting a little bit a Fray Check on each end, essentially gluing it into place, but it slightly changes the colour of the Orlec; or, I could sew some beads to anchor the ends but then how do you press flat?
I think that Inlay isn't suitable for items that I'm going to sell, there is too much of a question mark about how the Inlay will behave through use. But I did discover how much I like the cotton from Dressew!
Final Garden Shot is Campanula Garganica 'Dickson's Gold'. It really is lime green with pale blue flowers and it is just stunning.