Sunday, June 29, 2008

Shawl for Gilbert Stuart Homestead


It has been a while since we all worked on the shawl for Gilbert Stuart Homestead. Richard completed the piece which was unfinished when we packed up after demonstrating at the Homestead. Iris Westcott kindly drove Richard and me to present it to the museum director. We have suggested that it be auctioned off at their next fundraiser. This donation of the shawl was made in the name of the Guild.
The piece was woven from a commercial wool warp and a suffolk hoggett fleece that Richard and I received from Peckham Farm, URI. Guild members combed and spun the weft yarn and Richard wove it in a huck-lace pattern.
Thanks to all who participated and it is great to help this beautiful historic site as a group.

4 comments:

Elaine said...

It is very beautiful, as are the artists that generously shared their time and talent!

cindy said...

Congratulations to the guild members who created this lovely shawl! Lovely picture as well.

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J. Austin - said...

Lovely shawl!

Your email address is defunct, do you have a new one? I wanted to invite you all to a Harvest Festival. Jan