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Scrapbook: Iridescense
Category: Guild Workshops
4/19/2008  Christiansburg, VA
A workshop with Bobbie Irwin
Iridescent fabrics seem to change color magically as the fabric folds and moves. At this workshop we learned how to produce iridescense in our handwoven fabrics.
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Photos & Information:

Bobbie Irwin
Bobbie showed many samples of iridescent fabrics.

Carolyn working away...

Choosing colors
Rae Jean and Bobbie discuss yarn colors for the sampler

Detail of samplers

Evelyn works on her sampler.


Meridith - our fearless leader!

Rae Jean's warp - reds & oranges.
It looks like it's glowing!

Sampler off the loom.



Weaving the samplers.
We had a great variety of looms at the workshop.

Weaving the samplers.

Winding, winding, winding
We wound lots of little balls and bobbins of weft yarn.

You could win!!!
Write a caption for this very silly photo of Liz and her sampler.
The guild member submitting the best caption for this photo will win a fabulous prize (or maybe just a sort of o.k. prize) from Liz.

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