Guild Portfolio

Handwoven scarves

Artist: Beverly Martin

Handwoven with cashmere yarn.

Twill towel by Chris Jenkins

Twill towel

Artist: Chris Jenkins

Twill towel in linen with hemp weft

Woven pillow

Artist: Jinn Nelson

Woven on a rigid heddle loom with handspun and commercial wool yarns.

Ikat scarf

Artist: Louise Young

Naturally dyed yarn

Artist: Cindy Hale

These yarns were dyed using a wide range of dye stuff including buckthorn (bark, leaves & berries), lichens, lobster mushroom, alder (leaves & cones), birch leaves, meadowsweet, jewelweed, hawkweed flowers, oak (leaves & bark), goldenrod, creeping charlie, sumac berries, Japanese knotweed, teasel and rhubarb leaves. In addition, they were dyed using modifiers including vinegar, ammonia, copper and iron which greatly expands the range of colors from any given dye bath.

Naturally dyed felt

Artist: Cindy Hale

Natural brown wool as background, with alder and goldenrod yellow and lichen pink accents.

Tow flax

Artist: Dave Kortier

Homegrown flax tow fiber and small ball of handspun.

Hair jewelry

Artist: Karen Keenan

Braided wool rug

Artist: Ruth Schmidt-Baeumler

Hand braided with wool strips. Approximately 2′ x 3′.

Wood nettle handspun yarn

Artist: Jazmin Hicks-Dahl

This Laportea Canadensis (“Wood Nettle”) was wild harvested and processed in Minnesota, then spun on a drop spindle quite fine (about 20/1) from fibers that are long and strong (a lot like linen, but stickier and a bit hairier). After boiling, the color lightened up. Once there is enough spun, the plan is to make pants out of the thread.

Felted yarn bowls

Artist: Terry Hamp

Paper play

Sampler woven with paper fiber.

Felted poppies purse

Artist: Cindy Ericksmoen

Woodpecker transparency weaving

Artist: Cynthia Betzler

A 22″ x 40″ transparency using 8/1 tow for warp and 6/1 for weft. Old wool hooking rags were used for the design.

Scandinavian alpaca work shirt

Artist: Louise Young

Handspun and handwoven from a cria (first shear) fleece, this warp is indigo dyed and the weft is natural colored.

Knit shawl

Artist: Ruth Schmidt-Baeumler

This was knit from gray alpaca and black cotton and it is very warm!

Marigolds to Pumpkins nuno felted scarf

Artist: Lucy Kragness

This wearable art is created through the nuno felting process and combines silk fabric with fine layers of merino wool, novelty yarn, bamboo, silk and other embellishments. Approximately 12″ x 52″.

The artist was inspired by “the many shades of orange in a northland landscape”.

https://www.lucykragness.com/

Handwoven dishtowels

Artist: Jinn Nelson

Handwoven on a rigid heddle loom with cotton.

Hand dyed wool

Artist: Susan Dolph

100% wool, handspun and hand dyed.

8 harness cotton towels

Artist: Beverly Martin

Sprang pouch

Artist: Sharon Wichman

This photo illustrates how stretchy sprang fabric is, even while on the loom.

Hand spun yarn

Artist: Kathy Thorene

2 ply yarn (on left) and singles yarn (on right).

Handspun project

Artist: Teresa Clayton

This blend of brightly colored Merino wool was spun on a spindle and then crocheted into small granny squares.

Wool shirt

Artist: Louise Young

Hand spun and hand woven

Woven cowl

Artist: Carrie Winningham

Woven on a rigid heddle loom with various wool and wool/silk/alpaca blend yarns.

Woven cowl

Artist: Sally Whitaker

Woven on a rigid heddle loom with superwash Merino wool.

Handknit socks

Artist: Judy McLaughlin

Handknit sweater

Artist: Pat Berntson

Knitted cowl

Artist: Judy McLaughlin

Crochet granny square

Artist: Teresa Clayton

Merino wool was spun long draw from separate, tiny rolags of individual color blends from multiple hand-dyeing experiments, then 3-plied using a chain ply method to blend the transitions. Yarn was crocheted into a large granny square (10.5″ square) to better display the color variations throughout the skein.

Fabric beads

Artist: Various artists

Made from fabric scraps and thread as part of the Guild’s Redo and Renew Study group project.

Placemats

Artist: Tracy Griggs

Woven on a rigid heddle loom with 8/4 cotton rug warp and mop cotton as weft.

Harmony rocks

Artist: Terry Hamp

Japanese knots on Lake Superior Rocks. Harmony Rocks are pleasing and peaceful, interweaving, meant to create a sense of tranquility during these discordant and confusing times.

Handspun and Handwoven

Artist: Louise Young

Shirt handwoven from handspun organic color grown cotton using a backstrap loom.

Fibonacci sequence scarf

Artist: Susan Betz

Woven on a rigid heddle loom with wool and acrylic.

Sami inspired bracelets

Artist: Cindy Ericksmoen

Tatting sampler

Artist: Marcia Anderson

Created with a small shuttle and thread to produce lace, tatting is a very portable and versatile craft.

Woven scarf

Artist: Jinn Nelson

Woven on a rigid heddle loom with wool yarn.

Swirls of the Seasons nuno felted scarf

Artist: Lucy Kragness

This wearable art is created through the nuno felting process and combines silk fabric with fine layers of merino wool, novelty yarn, bamboo, silk and other embellishments. Approximately 12″ x 57″.

The artist was inspired by “changing forest seasons”.

https://www.lucykragness.com/

Handspun yarn

Artist: Kathy Thorene

Handspun from merino wool and silk blend.

Handknit pulli (sweater vest)

Artist: Ruth Schmidt-Baeumler

Beaded alpaca lace shawl

Artist: Louise Young

Handspun and handknit from a cria (first shear) fleece.

Mohair lap blanket

Artist: Jazmin Hicks-Dahl

Mohair lap blanket (53″ x 36″) with 3 groups of ikat threads dyed in an indigo vat. Brushing and fulling the mohair was messy, but fun!

www.woodspirithandcraft.com

Felted purse

Artist: Cindy Ericksmoen

Naturally dyed white fleece

Artist: Louise Young

Placemats

Artist: Sue Brown

Rag rug placemats using log cabin pattern.

Handwoven basket

Artist: Cindy Ericksmoen

Woven wall hanging

Artist: Marianne Torntore

Hand woven on a small tray using handspun yarn.

Handspun, handwoven alpaca ruana

Artist: Various Guild members

Woven wrap

Artist: Jinn Nelson

This wrap was woven on a rigid heddle loom from handspun gray Merino wool and blue nylon yarns. It features pickup stick patterning and a crocheted picot edge.

Handwoven wool rug

Artist: Susan Laing

Temperature scarf

Artist: Judy McLaughlin

This scarf was handknit to visualize climate data from Seattle, WA, in 1968 (December on left and January on right). Two rows were knit each day for a year, using an assigned color to represent the high temperature of the day.

Shetland lace shawl

Artist: Louise Young

Detail of traditional Shetland lace shawl, hand spun and hand knit. The shawl used 4000 yards of yarn and weighs in at a quarter of an ounce

Fair Isle sweater

Artist: Louise Young

Fair Isle sweater of hand spun Shetland dyed with natural dyes.  There are 13 colors of yarn in this sweater!

Woven runner

Artist: Sue Betz

Woven with wool/silk blend on a rigid heddle loom.

Twill study placemats

Artist: Joan Weyandt

Made with one warp of 5/2 cotton, each placemat has a different 4 shaft twill pattern from Davidson’s green book.

Advancing twill scarf

Artist: Beverly Martin

Woven with hand-dyed silk & wool.

Handwoven pouches

Artist: Sue Brown

Ikat dish towel

Artist: Jazmin Hicks-Dahl

Inspired by vintage Japanese kasuri kimono fabric from Gallery Kei, both warp and weft of 40/2 linen were dyed in an indigo fermentation vat.

http://www.woodspirithandcraft.com/

Woven Cowl

Artist: Tracy Griggs

Woven on a rigid heddle loom with superwash Merino wool.

Lace shawl knitted by Louise Young

Lace shawl

Artist: Louise Young

Lace shawl knitted with handspun Shetland wool

Felted bowl

Artist: Cindy Ericksmoen

Turned twill towels by Barb Dwinell

Turned twill towels

Artist: Barb Dwinell

Turned twill towels in several shades of hand dyed indigo cotton.

Handwoven linen napkins

Artist: Rebecca McDowell

Felted “cyanotype” painting

Artist: Melanie Mathieson

Made with hand-dyed blue wool and white wool roving. Approximately 12″ x 16″.

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27 NEST Blanket

Artist: Louise Young

Handspun fleece from 27 Northern European Short Tail breeds of sheep. Blanket hand woven in Shadow Weave.

27 NEST Sweater

Artist: Louise Young

Handspun fleece from 27 Northern European Short Tail breeds of sheep. Hand knit sweater is based on a 19th century Swedish design

Line flax

Artist: Donna Forbes

Grown from seed and processed in Duluth, this line flax is ready to spin.

Felted “cyanotype” painting

Artist: Melanie Mathieson

Made with hand-dyed blue wool and white wool roving. Approximately 12″ x 16″.

AlsatianManorArt

Nuno felting

Artist: Various Guild members

One day project by Felting Study Group members.

Paper quilled flowers

Artist: Terry Hamp

Narrow handwoven band

Artist: Jazmin Hicks-Dahl

Ombre indigo dyed linen warp, handspun tow linen weft–a great portable project!

Houndstooth bag

Artist: Tracy Griggs

100% wool, woven on a rigid heddle loom.

Cotton handknit sweater

Artist: Ruth Schmidt-Baeumler

Handknit with 100% cotton yarn.

Mug rugs

Artist: Donna Forbes

Woven in overshot with 10/2 cotton as part of a “Color in Weaving” workshop.

Spinning cotton on a support spindle

Artist: Jazmin Hicks-Dahl

www.woodspirithandcraft.com

Wool batts

Artist: Terry Hamp

Viking Longhouse (old-style dwelling) made with nålbinding

Artist: Sharon Wichman

Felt horse (Swedish Dala Häst)

Artist: Donna Forbes

This was created in a virtual workshop with the Nordic Center in Duluth, MN. They had an exhibit called “A Dala a Day”.

Sculptable fabric bowls

Artist: Various Guild members

Created at our 2019 By-Member, For-Member sessions.