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Topic: The Wedding and Graduation Shawl (artsy-fartsy pictures included)  (Read 3426 times)
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JoyousBohemian
« on: May 11, 2008 02:51:06 PM »



A friend of mine is getting married in two weeks (a: eek! and b: it's a week after college graduation.  How's she's managing this is beyond me), and I wanted to give her a present that would last generations.  So I wove her a shawl! Her favorite color is (obviously) blue.



Bamboo, tencel, silk, and lurex (all approximately 20/2) woven in plain weave on a Harrisville 4 harness 36 inch loom.  The lurex was woven with another strand, since it's not strong enough to stand up in a warp by itself.  About 22 inches by 62 inches.



The drape on it is fantastic! It's basically weightless and really, really soft.



The most wonderful thing for me is that, when I graduated last year from the same college, a friend who had graduated the year before pulled me aside and gave me a ceramic bowl she had hand-turned and glazed herself at her new job in a pottery studio.  She told me that, no matter what expectations came out of a schmancy liberal arts education, you could be whoever you wanted to be and do whatever you wanted to do.  Fast forward a year, and I'm working in a fiber store, weaving, spinning, and dyeing for a living, and I'm exactly where I want to be.  I guess I just want to pass on the message to the next generation.  (Plus I live in Maine still and I get to do photoshoots on the beach!)



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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2008 02:58:02 PM »

the colors are fantastic, blends very well. and good pictures taken, goes well with it ^^
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camelama
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2008 02:58:53 PM »

This is gorgeous - so lovely an item, and a lovely thought/present for your friend! 
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2008 03:05:56 PM »

beautiful colours and construction!  makes me want to learn how to weave!
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2008 03:56:02 PM »

That is so beautiful. I would buy it off you if I could.
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JoyousBohemian
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2008 04:51:57 PM »

thank you, everybody! I'm in love with it, so I'm glad other people like it as well!
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Flowers and Lemons
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2008 11:07:23 AM »

Oh lovely!
And I loved to read the story behind it. Thank you.  Smiley
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mountain_waif
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2008 08:36:46 AM »

Simply Beautiful!
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theLonerette
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2008 05:31:40 PM »

I Love the shawl, I also like the 'artsy fartsy' pictures, I also like the term 'artsy fartsy'!
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Beach
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2008 09:08:00 AM »

I'm head over heels in love with your shawl - that is the kind of work that made me want to learn to weave!   (I'm currently without loom - very sad!)   

I hit this rocks, because, dude - that shawl ROCKS!
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