The yearly guild challenge for 2017 was to use ‘complementary plain weave’ (aka ‘diversified plain weave’, or ‘double-faced plain weave with overshot patterning’ ) to make something. This is generally used to weave thick mats, but with no floats to catch on anything, so it’s very practical for household items. There is a lot of potential for pattern variation, as long as you use reasonably contrasting colors. So here are the results of what inspired guild members.
For the 2018 version of the challenge, guild members should weave or create (by any another textile method) a scarf (at least 70″ long) using the 3 initials of the Central Coast Weaving Guild name (ie CCW). Use colors corresponding to each initial, either listed in the examples below, or use the Pantone site to visualize them or find others to suit you. So you must use two ‘C’ colors, a ‘W’ color, and then anything else you’d like to go with those. You can use the 2014 challenge colors again, or whichever ones you can think of. The results will be presented to the whole guild at the annual picnic in June 2018.
Cerise Cerulean Copper Chocolate Chartreuse Cobalt Corn Carrot Cranberry
White Walnut Watermelon Wisteria Waterfall Whiskey Wheat Wine Wintergreen
Crochet button necklace
You knew that D'Elin, our crochet jewelry expert, had more than one trick up her sleeve? She taught some of us an easy version of a crochet button necklace at the Saturday 24th September 2016 meeting. Buttons can be stacked, but hang from a thick central chain as dangles. Her pattern has long and short variations.
Every year guild members can participate in a new challenge, and present the results all together at the Guild Picnic in June. The challenge this time is to weave something in Complementary Plain Weave.