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To see the items showcased in 2003, scroll down
In the season in which many of us hope for "Peace on Earth, Good Will to
All", we showcase this work by Ingrid Boesel titled Women of the
This photo of a vintage stenciled silk kimono fabric was taken by Laurie Autio
from her collection of Japanese textiles. The Katazome stencil technique
uses a starch resist and washi paper stencils, one per color. If you would like
to investigate the vast variety of Japanese textiles and textile techniques
with us, please visit:
Complex Weavers Study Group: Japanese Textiles
Kathleen Johnson shared with us some weaving experiences from Thailand in her
article, "Weaving Postcard from Thailand" in Complex Weavers
Journal, May 2003, page 46. Shown here is Figure 13, part of Ajan Isara's
supplementary warp sampler.
Christine Gauthier is the winner of the Complex Weavers Award from the annual
Congress of L'Association des Tisserands du Québec.The piece is a circular weave
shoebag woven on a 16-shaft computer assisted dobby Leclerc loom.
|Bonnie Inouye made many design decisions and wove this
Japanese Maple leaf for her son and daughter-in-law. Shown here
is a detail of the final cloth, a turned summer and winter
with painted warp. The warp is mercerized 16/2 cream cotton
and unmercerized, undyed 8/2 cotton. The weft is a 4-ply
mercerized cream cotton to match the 16/2 in size.
For details of her work, see her article "Turning Leaves" in Complex Weavers Journal, May, 2003, page 36.
Used by permission.
This is the fifteenth item in our showcase of members' work. This work was showcased in August, 2003.
Ingrid Boesel collected and studied maple leaves before
she produced this four-tie unit weave representation
of Canada's logo on 32 shafts. For details of her work, see
her article in Complex Weavers Journal,
May, 2003, page 34.
Doris Burgess made use of a dozen balls of single ply wools, and a
lot of imagination, in designing and weaving this example of
"Integrated Cell Weaves"
or "False Double Weaves" for the Sixteens Study Group.
For details of her method, including a drawdown, see see her article in
Complex Weavers Journal, May, 2002, page 17
Denise Fréchette won the Complex Weavers Award for Coralie
at the Association des Tisserand du Québec (AT) annual juried show,
Association of Quebec Weavers Conference, June, 2001.
These are three of the ribbons woven by Jean Korus to be used for CW Awards in 2003.
Sarah Fortin won the CW Award at the New Hampshire Weavers Guild
Exhibit, Newport, New Hampshire, in June 2001, for this entry. This is a
detail of her two block double-woven scarf. For more information, see
Complex Weavers Journal, January 2002, page 18.
Used by permission.
Deb McClintock won the Complex Weaver's award at the
October 2002 Blue Ridge Handweaving
Show for this "Lao Variation", a detail of which is shown here. For further
information on what she did and how she did it, see her article in
Complex Weavers Journal, January 2003, page 37.
She includes a photo of the loom, diagrams of the process, and definitions of
In the Northern Hemisphere's January's cold weather, let's put on Catherine
Wilson's CW award-winning vest, "Dr. Seuss Goes Fishing". The half block
summer and winter design utilized 16 shafts threaded with 8/2 Orlon Acrylic, black,
at 20 epi. The pattern weft was 8/2 cotton (yellow, red, blue, and green) while
the tabby was 16/2 Orlon Acrylic (black). For further details, see the article in
Complex Weavers Journal, January 2002, page 17, as part
of a feature on CW awards.