Today was Mama's last lesson for the year and her students were kind enough to bring a few of their favorite pieces from the past year and a half of weaving.
Mrs E's knotting. The colors are a bit more subtle than they appear here. The piece, she tells us, usually sits on one chair in the living room but nobody is allowed to sit on this piece, so it is quickly removed whenever the chair is needed.
Mrs E has a gray silk kimono jacket, and she slashed the leftover fabric intending to make a matching bag. After weaving the fabric, she didn't have the heart to cut into it, so now it's a good-sized wall-hanging.
Mrs T's knotting. Mama must like teaching it.
Mrs T's latest piece: tapestry. This piece looks much better against a dark brown background. After the last session, we had a robust discussion and demonstration on how to show woven work at their best.
Mrs T's fav scarf; she's still nervous about wet-finishing, so she's going to wear this as is to an End of Year party, and then take the plunge in the new year.
Mrs Y's knotting, framed in Mama's fav style. In real life, this colors are a little brighter and more nuanced.
Mrs Y's wall-hanging, containing lovely subtle color variations. The frame/hanger is one of many Mama bought in India many years ago. Do forgive the uncouth background.
The very best of luck to these three lovely weavers in the coming year.