Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Elin's on Monday


Elin lives here now, and she asked us to lunch. Her wool rugs are made with sheep fleece she dyed and had spun around a jute cord at a local woolen mill.  The weaves are point twill, and the rugs she is making are thick, with nuanced color,  and they are beautiful.
There was wine to drink, too. Olga showed us some weaves from Africa collected by her son.  We think they are made of fine strips of bark.  After lunch, Elin took us into her her small dye works.  



9 comments:

textilepractice said...

definitely inspiring work! all those structures and colors - both wool and linen. And I will make a mental note for the "point twill" and will try it someday.

tremblinginsidethecocoon said...

You all have such wonderful, inspiring, gatherings... I wish that I lived close by!!

Peg Cherre said...

Lovely home, beautiful rugs -- thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

You weavers are definitely my main group

barbindell said...

Love the picture of the umbrella-knew it was giong to be good!

Susan said...

Thanks, Barb. It was a good day, wasn't it?

Plainweave said...

Those rugs are gorgeous and quite substantial I imagine. I agree with Trembling - I wish I could attend your lovely, creative gatherings too!

jude said...

i love the elf.

Susan said...

Jude
Little tapestry figure. I always notice him at Elin's house. Wouldn't it be fun to weave some little people?