Merino in May

Hello, friends. It is still wool sweater season here in the Monadnock Region, so weaving with merino seems reasonable. I’ve been making preparations for the League of NH Craftsmen Annual Summer Fair, which will begin August 7 and continue every day through August 15 at Mount Sunapee, Newbury, NH. I’m really excited for it this year, and my Craftsmen friends are, too! I’ll share my booth information/location once it is available.

Here is one of the pieces that I’ve been working on this week:

Merino shawl in plum, handwoven by Kate Kilgus.
Plum shawl in merino

I made a couple of other versions of this pattern. Here is what’s on the loom right now:

Black, steel, and natural merino

This merino/Tencel yarn weaves up very nicely. I first used it last year when I worked on a piece for my mother:

My mother’s tartan shawl

Next up on the loom will be some overshot table runners in double orange peel. I like to mix things up structure-wise. (Plain weave one week, overshot next week…). It just keep things fresh.

In addition to the League of NH Craftsmen Summer Fair, I will be participating in one other event in 2021, the Wool Arts Tour. I love this event! All of us overly-enthused fiber lovers gather over Columbus Day weekend to share our work and be among the lovely animals that supply us with our yarns. This year, I will be a guest at Brimstone Hollow Farm and their flock of Registered Romney sheep in the charming town of Hancock, NH, which is just a short distance from Harrisville. This is some months away, but do mark your calendars.

Be safe and well, friends.

Kate K.

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