Jan Sheely

I have been weaving since the 1970s.  I learned the basics of weaving during a summer class at Siena Heights College.  I joined the Jackson Handweavers Guild and Michigan League of Handweavers in the 80s.  From these two guilds I gained friendships and built skills as my looms and stash increased. I feel fortunate to have had many wonderful workshops from top weavers offered by MLH over theyears.  My skills and understanding of weaving increased through the two year studies and the generous sharing of information from the members when I joined Cross Borders Guild in 2011.  I feel honored to share some of my weaving in this MLH Virtual Exhibit in 2020-- a most memorable year


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The inspiration for this warp began as a wall hanging for a children's book exhibit

My book selection was "Rainbow Goblins."  However,  the exhibit was canceled due to the pandemic. So, the rainbow colored warp already threaded to undulating twill was adapted to this busy Indonesian look for a shawl. Warp is 10/2 merc cotton from Lunatic Fringe. Weft is black 10/2 merc cotton.

This 24 shaft tencel scarf began at Forma yarn shop when I  spied  lovely cones of burgundy, gray and charcoal tencel. Warp is 8/2 tencel. Weft is 8/2 rayon flax.  



When exploring Bonnie Inouye's article in Twill Thrills I found an 8 shaft advancing twill

I wanted to experiment with bold colors in this pattern. I was pleased with the results, so different than my usual palette.  Warp is 10/2 merc cotton.  Weft is 20/2 merc cotton. 
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