Julie Karlsson and DeeDee Woodbury shared their expertise and enthusiasm for weaving with linen after the monthly membership meeting April 18th at Bayou Manor. Many samples of handwoven linen items were shown exemplifying the texture, drape, body, and sheen of this luxurious bast fiber. They encouraged weavers to work with the fiber first hand by using it in projects and gave numerous working suggestions and tips based on their experiences. They demonstrated how to use a cold mangle to compress the linen fibers and enhance its inherent sheen. Thank you Dee Dee and Julie for the information, inspiration, and encouragement to weave with linen!
Photos courtesy Marian Carlson.