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Monday, February 15, 2010

Native Prairie Grasses in a Handwoven Runner




Just finished twisting the fringes on this Reppweave Runner, woven with antique whites and slate colored pearl cotton in the warp,  pearl cotton and native prairie grasses in the weft.  It measures 5'5" long and 13" wide.  Big Bluestem and Indian grass are harvested from the land we live on.  These tall prairie grasses, harvested in late summer and early fall  give this piece uniqueness and durability.  The reppweave structure adds to the beauty and strength of this piece.  

4 comments:

Joanne said...

This is truly beautiful. Did you plant the 'native' grasses, or were they native to your land? Perhaps you can give me a lesson in identification?? Love this piece.

riverweave said...

Thanks, Joanne! We did most of the planting, the birds have continued it over the years! I would love to do an id walk with you!

Susan Johnson said...

These are wonderful. So Scandinavian, I think in the color and design, and using the grass. No wonder you were so excited to get started on the weaving

Lynn said...

Really, really cool!