Show and Tell, October 2021

Cathy D:  Needle felted Crazy Cat.
Stands about 8 inches. He is created with grey and white wool. Whiskers are done with a heavy beading thread. They seem to curl up on their own, hence the “Crazy Cat” title. The cat has pink hearts on its paws so naturally, it needed a heart in a secret place, Thank you to Ginger’s Felters group for inspiration!
Ange M: Hand Towels
Just off the loom. Hand towels for the powder room in 10/2 cotton, twill with basketweave. Pattern from Weaver’s Craft #17 (available from the Guild library).
Gail B:  Crackle Scarf

7” x 72” plus 4” fringe

Warp and ground weft: black 8/2 bamboo
Pattern weft: scarlet fingering wool
The pattern as I wove it is on the left; the “wrong” side is on the right. I found a draft for the diamond motif among the online weaving archives of the University of Arizona. The border element I created myself. A link to the crackle draft (as well as others) is:
Jane Ingram Allen: Living Quilts
I wanted to send this link to an article in ART NEWS about my recent series of “Living Quilts” art installations. Here is the link:  I was the founder and first president of Black Sheep Handweavers back in the mid-seventies, when I was teaching fiber arts and weaving at Foothill College and Canada College.  I am now living in Santa Rosa, CA, and I am an honorary life member of Black Sheep Handweavers. I continue to offer workshops and do art projects around the world, now mostly with hand papermaking but still with some of my weaving and fiber arts processes mixed in. Some images show the same work when installed and some several months later when it is blooming.