Overshot weaving progress

Hello, friends. Happy First Day of Fall. I’m weaving my way through commissions for custom work received at the League of NH Craftsmen Summer Fair last month. Overshot table runners performed particularly well for me this year. I think that people have spent so much times in their homes since 2020 that having a special piece in the kitchen or on the dining table can be a welcome addition to one’s surroundings. Plus, we’ve been dining out less frequently overall; a set of placemats or a centerpiece runner can spruce up a frequently used space.

Here are some pictures of the weaving I’ve done since my previous post:

Black and white table runner commission
Dark sage and white overshot weaving (because I like this color for a pattern weft)
Navy with polychrome warp table runner

I’ll be working on some orange peel runners next week. Here is a photo of one of my past pieces in this design. (If you’d like to read more about this design, please check out this blog post from a little while ago.)

Orange peel in lipstick red and white

I’m making preparations for the Wool Arts Tour this year. I’ll be set up at Brimstone Hollow Farm in Hancock, NH, October 9-10 from 10-5pm (Saturday) and 10-4 (Sunday). Along with my usual inventory of wearable and decorative fiber, I’ll be bringing something new this year especially for weavers. I’ve had paper copies of 3 of my most popular weaving patterns printed up and will have them available for purchase at the farm. The printer did a great job; the colors look especially sharp. If I can swing it, I plan to bring the rigid heddle with me so that I can show interested parties how these nice smaller looms work.

That’s all for now. Fall is a busy time of year.

Be safe and well,

Kate K.

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