Después Oaxaca by Rachel Brown, original handwoven tapestry, 39.5" x 39.5", hand dyed wool, 2000

Después Oaxaca by Rachel Brown, original handwoven tapestry, 39.5″ x 39.5″, hand dyed wool, 2000

Notes on this piece…

Yesterdays Dose was a photo of Después Oaxaca on the loom. I though you might like to see the finished piece… so here it is!

Rachel wove most of her later pieces (1982-2011) with our 2-ply Tapestry Yarn. She loved working with our D’s and E’s (the lightest colors) and accenting the piece with the darker colors (A’s-C’s).

Click here to see this and more of her work.

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa


On the loom: Despues Oaxaca by Rachel Brown

On the loom: Despues Oaxaca by Rachel Brown

Notes on this piece…

I found a stack of my grandma Rachel’s old Polaroids a while back and remembered something I had forgotten over the years. As she was weaving, Rachel would occasionally loosen up the weaving and snap a shot of the tapestry hanging over the front of the loom. She would then staple or tape these photos together as the piece progressed, so she could see how it was all coming together. I used to love watching her do this… seeing the piece slowly unfold before our eyes.

You can see this and more of Rachel’s pieces here.

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa


Navajo Country by Joan Potter Loveless, handspun hand-dyed wool, 65" x 31", 1961

Navajo Country by Joan Potter Loveless, handspun hand-dyed wool, 65″ x 31″, 1961

Notes on this piece…

Joan (my step-grandmother) was the author of The Three Weavers. This piece was featured in this book.

Joan handspun all of her own yarns and used natural dyes.

You can see more of her work and read about the book in these blog posts.

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa


Blended Reds Zig-Zag Runner by Pat Dozier, hand-dyed wool, 51" x15"

Blended Reds Zig-Zag Runner by Pat Dozier, hand-dyed wool, 51″ x15″

Notes on this piece…

Pat hand-dyes her own yarn, allowing for her to achieve the beautiful color variation throughout her weavings.

You can see this and other pieces of Pat’s here.

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa


Rug #053 (Sorrel/Scarlets) by Lorelei Loveless, 100% Churro wool, 38" x 35", 2015

Rug #053 (Sorrel/Scarlets) by Lorelei Loveless, 100% Churro wool, 38″ x 35″, 2015

Notes on this piece…

Lorelei (my mom) dyes all her own yarn at our dye studio. (She was our dyer for several years.)

This piece is part of a series that she wove of 100% Churro wool, including the warp.

You can see this and more of here current work here.

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa


Red Rio Grande Runner by Joe Bacon, naturally hand-dyed, Navajo Churro wool, 34.5" x 14", 2015

Red Rio Grande Runner by Joe Bacon, naturally hand-dyed, Navajo Churro wool, 34.5″ x 14″, 2015

Notes on this piece…

Joe hand-dyes his own yarn, using natural dyes. He always uses Navajo Churro wool for his weft.

You can see this and other pieces of Joe’s here.

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa


Original handwoven runner by Traudi Chiaravalloti, 72" x 10", Churro wool on wool warp, 2015

Original handwoven runner by Traudi Chiaravalloti, 72″ x 10″, Churro wool on wool warp, 2015

Notes on this piece…

Traudi is one of my students. She took her first class with me at Woods Hall on Madeline Island, WI. Take a look at this blog post to see what she wove her first time around. Since, I have had the joy of her coming to learn in our studio in Arroyo Seco.

The wool is Rio Grande Medium Weight Churro. The brown and cream are natural, un-dyed, yarns. The warp is 2-Ply Worsted Wool Warp, at 7 epi.

“I chose a simple design partly to avoid my tendency to “clutter.” I was pleased to notice how many of the elements and techniques learned in class I ended up using. Makes me think I must have been paying attention most of the time.

I love the Daily Dose and the variety of designs. It really is a great resource because it shows designs where I think weaving something like that is within my present capabilities as well as designs to which I can aspire. Also, when I look at a photo I can see how the effect was done, which techniques were used in achieving the whole.” – Traudi

Enjoy!

Ciao, Teresa