We traveled to the Bloomsburg Fair yesterday to participate in its first Fleece-to-Shawl competition. The theme of our shawl was Basket of Apples.  Its warp was a natural-color, light brown, basket weave with hand-dyed red (Empire), yellow (Golden Delicious), and green (Granny Smith) stripes in a name draft pattern derived from the word Apple. A name draft is created by assigning a letter of the alphabet to each shaft of the loom and then threading the shafts according to the pattern determined by the chosen word or phrase. The weft was spun from the fleece of a white shetland-cross ewe by the name of Ewenice. Clicking any of the gallery images below will take you to a carousel view, the x in the upper left will bring you back to this post.

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