Welcome To My blog--my name is Barb and I am a weaver in a small town in Wisconsin called Dell. Actually it is more of a place than a town but I love living in the middle of nowhere. I am a weaver and my studio name is"COULD HAVE BEEN A PIANO" I always said I was going to learn how to play the piano, but as luck would have it I met a wonderful group of women weavers and was hooked. I have been weaving for three years or so but have been addicted to fiber since I started knitting when I was about 10. I still love to knit and do some spinning and dying as well. I love natural fiber and texture. I like to use thrift store finds and use my imagination.
Several years ago I was at a local auction and saw what I thought was a really nice foot stool. I think I paid $10 for it and when I got it home it was not so nice at all-plastic leather and China made. So I have been pushing it around since that time always thinking what I could do with it. We had this very neat "Army" blanket that was somewhat the worse for wear and I thought "why not". Since the winter has been snow less here I went up into my woods and picked up some leaves and began. Towards the end I thought it needed a little boost so I put a bird on it! I like it and so does my old cat who has begun camping out on it.
Somehow I always think it is magic when what looks like a jumble of ends actually works! Maybe cause I've been known to have a jumble of ends that don't work! Anyway it always amazes me when what was in my head actually works! I used 16/2 cotton at 30 epi and I think it will be fine for the chair cushions.
It is good to be back to weaving. I thought a lot about what I wanted to do next and decided to make 4 chair covers. I rearranged my studio and set up my jack loom. I have another rep weave project in my head but need to put on four more shafts before I can do it so I thought this would be a good interim project. So I got out my favorite book and decided on Goose eye. I had a lot of 16/2 cotton and decided to make all four of them somewhat different.
The gold on the lower left is going to be the background and then I will make the four cushions with each of the other colors--at least that is the plan for now. I decided to add a 1" stripe in each of the colors thinking that this would combine them as a group.