Sunday, November 20, 2005

Kingdom Arts and Sciences

Clearly, I need to get out more.

There were lots and lots of wonderful entries at this year's Kingdom of Ealdormere Arts and Sciences Fair. They call it a Fair now, and not a Competition like they used to do, but there's still a large element of competition in the air. I certainly felt it.

The interesting thing is that after a full day of talking about my entries, and some lovely compliments on my weaving - I actually feel like finishing the piece that has been languishing on the loom for the past year.

Anyway, without further ado then, my entries:

Naalbinded socks. Naalbinding = Viking Era handcraft, similiar to knitting and crocheting, both of which were invented several centuries later.

Indigo dyed, combed and handspun from the fleece, skein of yarn.

This weaving, is a 2/2 twill, in progress....

....on this warp-weighted loom.

And some of these beads. They're made with modern lampwork techniques but they are very similiar in shape, size and design to Norse Viking-Era beads.

I also want to start making beads again. It's been awhile.



Jamie said...

Wow. Admiration on all fronts!

cyndy said...

Very nice work Karen! Love the socks...and the twill on the warp weighted loom looks beautiful--heck--the warp weighted loom looks beautiful!