Thursday, June 15, 2006

Tuesday June 13th

This week's gathering was held at Fran's beautiful heritage home. As always we had a wonderful visit while working on spinning and other like crafts, and eating very tasty treats. Louise brought "the shawl" with her for us all to see, feel and enjoy. She had "fulled" or "wet finished" it which makes it softer to the feel than when it comes off the loom, and this part of the process slightly shrinks the item so the treads are tighter and closer together. Louise also added beads and twisted the fringes. On this shawl there is a "white" side and a "colored" side. I took some pictures of it on a chair, then got Fran to model for us.

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