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2013 Guild Challenge - Sewing with Handwovens!

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Challenge Description

We've all been inspired by seeing the beautiful pieces that guild members and teachers have shared with us. Now we all have a reason to dip our toes into the waters of working with handwoven fabrics.

Remember, part of the point of a challenge is to try something new, something that may be slightly outside your weaving comfort zone!

Present your project at the December 2013 holiday meeting, telling us what your ABC's were:

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Andrea A

Tote bag made from rag rug

Challenge: Using rug for fabric



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Becca A

A purse using fabric woven from the 50th guild anniversary.

Challenge: Participating in the challenge!



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Bev A

Coat and hat woven by using commercial fabric and rag strip technique.

Challenge: Weave the fabric and have all the wording come out where it was supposed to be (an extreame enginnering feat).



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Cheryl H

A bunny using leftovers from a handwoven baby blanket.

Challenge: Reducing the pattern to fit the leftover fabric.



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Ellen H

Rectangle steeked jacket of tencel and wool in a deflected weave.

Challenge: Cutting and finishing off a "steek" in a handwoven fabric. In knitting, a steek involves sewing where a seam is to go and then cutting the knitting. I did that for the underarm seam of my wrap so I could use a single length of fabric.



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Gay A

Overshot pillow with a knitted and felted I-cord trim using wool from the Shetland Islands.

Challenge: Tying the new warp to the old one.



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Ilona R

Child's Lithuanian folk costume--vest, skirt, and apron.

Challenge: Laying the pattern pieces to match up the pattern in the woven fabric.



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Janet B

Large project bag lined and zippered.

Challenge: Getting the woven fabric not to fray and get caught in her sewing machine.



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Nancy W

Black jacket with shawl collar using tencel in the warp and bamboo for the weft. The collar was made up of knitted and then felted flowers sewn to a fabric band that is removable.

Challenge: Working with black.



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Sheri B

acket using fabric from Virginia O's stash.

Challenge: Sew something useful.



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Virginia H

Small purse with a zipper and twisted cord for a strap.

Challenge: Reproduce a purse she had made previously and also use the Bradshaw Cord Twister.



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