||OUR GROUP CHALLENGES
Outside the Box
"Outside the Box" was the challenge suggested by Carie.
Carie tackled tapestry by using a box as the loom for her piece. She said that tapestry is not for her but it certainly looks good here.
It is great that she brought her inspiration with the piece. Very ambitious and very successful.
Darby wove this wonderfully bright rug. Out of the box was her color choice.
We need a close up of the work to show how meticulous it is. Love the braided fringe.
Terry said this silk scarf was "out of the box and into the circle".
Also the warp colors are not at all typical of his usual choice so out of the box on that count.
Leila steppped away a little from her scarves. This narrow band had all sorts of wonderful things goin on. We couldn't decide if it should be made into jewelry or act as a wall hanging. In either case it is splendid.
She used all kinds of out of the box (normal?) yarn to weave this piece. Also note the leno between the solid woven parts.
Carol's shawl is certainly one of the most elegants pieces we have seen. She was out of the box because she wanted to break the usual boxy look of most weave structures.
The space dyed warp and the complicated treadling sequence really helped with that.
Ronnie is still exploring Bateman weaves. This one she took bits of one and bits of another and reduced it all to eight shafts. Out of the box indeed.
What we all liked was how sculptural it looked. This had to come from the weave structure and the color choices. What fun.
Claudia visited a lot of local shops to find the right size silk yarn for this. And she presented it by taking it out of a very fancy box.
What heavenly colors. And the stripes work so well when it is around her neck.