Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Londonderry Historical Society Fund Raiser

Hello, friends. I've been working with my friends at the Londonderry Historical Society again this August in preparation for Old Home Days, which will be held August 14-18, 2013 in and around our town common. Londonderry is rich in early American history, and the Historical Society has been working hard to preserve buildings that have special significance to our community. Two buildings are the focus of the Historical Society's current preservation efforts, the Reverend Morrison house and the Litchfield carriage shed. The Historical Society has made great strides in preserving these structures, but there is more work to be done.

To help raise funds for these preservation efforts, the Londonderry Historical Society will be holding a silent auction and the highest bidder will take home this turquoise silk and merino wool handwoven scarf made by me:



The pattern I used to weave the scarf is a traditional 8 shaft twill which creates a dynamic diamond repeat throughout the cloth. The warp threads are black, and the weft yarn is a vibrant turquoise silk/merino wool blend. The piece has a soft hand and a pleasing drape. I daresay it would be a smashing addition to any lady's autumn wardrobe. This piece is one of my higher priced items due to the complex nature of the weave and the cost of silk and merino wool yarn. Here is what the scarf looked like while it was being woven on my loom:



I hope that you will visit the Londonderry Historical Society's booth on Saturday, August 17th, during Old Home Days at the Morrison Museum. You'll have a chance to try your hand at weaving (on a real loom!) and you'll be able to bid on my scarf and by doing so, support the preservation efforts of the Historical Society. And you might even get to take home a one-of-a-kind piece of handwoven wearable art.

Be well,
Kate 

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