Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sixty Scarves For 60 Years

As a member of the Weavers' Guild of Greater Baltimore, I'm very proud to announce that I have 2 scarf patterns published in a book that the guild has published! You may remember the post about "The Great Scarf Exchange". I wove 2 scarves for this event and both scarves are now featured in the book Sixty Scarves for 60 Years.

Very exciting, indeed!

Read the wonderful review by Claudia of Weavolution.

In our January meeting, those of us who participated and wove scarves for the exchange/book were assigned a number (or two numbers) and we each in turn received a scarf that was featured in the book. We were to open the boxed scarves right then and there just in case anyone received a scarf that they wove - they could give it back in exchange for another scarf. The two scarves that I received were woven by two fascinating women, Monica Kelly and Mary Pflueger.

The scarf by Monica Kelly is simply called "Deflected Double Weave". It's on page 32 of the book and is an 8-shaft weave in 18/2 Jaggerspun Wool/Silk. The colors are cream and a light steel green. Monica weaves wonderful scarves, but considers herself a tapestry weaver. Her work is amazing! She was also featured in the March/April issue of Handwoven in the Designing Women series.

The scarf by Mary Pflueger, called "Kaleidoscope", is on page 74 and is a Shadow Weave that requires 10 shafts. The fiber for this lovely scarf is 60/2 Silk in vibrant blues! Mary also wove a scarf that was featured in the gallery show at the Howard County Center for the Arts - it won first place for scarves!

I should also mention that the rag rug that I wove won third place in the gallery show in the rug category.


kathyinozarks said...

I have been searching everywhere for this book 60 scarves for 60 years would know of anyone that still has copies thanks Kathy

Christine said...

I have been searching everywhere as well. Is there any chance you guys may reprint this book?