Not Much to Carry to the State Fair

I feel a responsibility to enter  the Minnesota State Fair competition each year.  I want to see weaving well-represented for visitors (including me!).  In the past Weavers Guild members have been admonished to enter pieces in several categories. Each year I am especially eager to see whether Needra Granquist and Barbara Heath, weaving together as Studio 269, enter one of their ten-foot-wide rag rugs.  They are beautiful and my friends are always amazed at their size.

Since life got in the way of completing larger pieces this year, I finished up and framed my small rutevev piece woven on the cradle loom.  The polar opposite of a giant rag rug, it is only four inches square, a miniature.

I also entered a small tapestry of my great-great-uncle Frederick.  That’s it!

Next year I hope to have many more pieces ready to enter.  Right now I am preparing the loom for a large rya.  Here’s one thing that might get in the way of efficient weaving.