The churro club exhibition II

In honor of our churro club members and the churro sheep


Stripes by Cindy Bass

Wheat Ridge, Colorado

30" x 15"

Materials used: 2-ply wool warp and Medium-Weight Churro

Woven on a rigid heddle loom.

Notes: I love Navajo weaving with a contemporary twist and enjoy exploring the possibilities of design and color.

Facebook: The Wandering Weaver


Solitude by Cindy Bass

Wheat Ridge, Colorado

38" x 13.5"

Materials used: 2-ply wool warp and Medium-Weight Churro

Woven on a rigid heddle loom.

Notes: I love Navajo weaving with a contemporary twist and enjoy exploring the possibilities of design and color.

Facebook: The Wandering Weaver


First Striped Runner by Terry Blair

Martinez, California

15" x 26.5"

Materials used: All wool. Dark brown and colors are churro of the month. Lighter brown is churro from Wind Dance Ranch who we buy meat from at our local Farmers' Market. They are in the Capay Valley, California.

Notes: First piece on my slightly rehabbed Leclerc Nilus with new weighted beater bar. I know its not perfect but its a good start!

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Instagram: @walkingquail
Facebook: Walkingquail's Tail


Home by Terry Blair

Martinez, California

11" x 17" including fringe

Materials used: 100% wool weft, cotton warp, FIMO beads made by Terry

Notes: First piece in a series inspired by California, my home, using New Mexico churro. I love the traditions of New Mexico but in California, we have no traditions! That has its charm too.

Website: www.etsy.com/shop/walkingquail
Instagram: @walkingquail
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Untitled by Jon Chowning

Overland Park, Kansas

35" x 35"

Materials used: Churro wool, Romney wool

Woven on a Mirrix loom.

Notes: This is Jon's 3rd tapestry!


Freeform Churro by Christopher Dibble

Portland, Oregon

31" x 17.25"

Materials used: Churro Wool

Woven on a Birttany frame loom

Notes: I began weaving with my first churro club delivery, adding to the weaving intuitively as subsequent orders arrived, limiting myself to only the colors I would receive through the club.

Instagram: @woodroseweaving


Untitled by Michele Doblado Dixon

Seguin, Texas

43.75" x 18" including fringe

Materials used:
Warp- Weaving Southwest charcoal 2-ply wool
Weft - Weaving Southwest Natural Light and TCC Buttercup and Eggplant

Woven on Glimakra Regina Vertical Loom.

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Table Runner #2 by Michele Doblado Dixon

Seguin, Texas

43" x 14" + 6" fringe (3" on top and 3" on the bottom)

Materials used:
Warp- Weaving Southwest natural 2-ply wool
Weft - Weaving Southwest Kayenta Churro, TCC Buttercup and Mulberry.

Woven on Glimakra Regina Vertical Loom.

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Chevron by Michele Doblado Dixon

Seguin, Texas

19" x 10" + 4" fringe

Materials used:
Warp- 12/6 Cotton Seine Twine White
Weft - 12/16 TCC Ivory, Silver, Gold, Glacier and Weaving Southwest Black Churro

Woven on a 16" Mirrix loom.

Notes: The December 2016 TCC colors were so inspiring, I sat right down and wove this piece.

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Untitled #1 by Randy Crist

Omaha, Nebraska 

Size: 20" x 30"

Materials used: Churro club wool weft, linen warp

Techniques used: Single interlock tapestry weave

Woven on an Ashford rigid heddle loom

Notes: Design inspired by nomadic kilims of Iran.


Untitled #2 by Randy Crist

Omaha, Nebraska 

Size: 10"x 13"

Materials used: Churro wool weft, cotton warp

Techniques used: Single interlock tapestry weave

Woven on a Schacht School loom.

Notes: Design inspired by Qashqai nomadic kilims (Iran).


Churro Shawl by June Franklin

Ribera, New Mexico

Size: 30" x 68"

Materials used: Churro Wool

Techniques used: Tri-loom woven


Flower Garden by Karen Griffing

Corvallis, Montana

12" x 6" including fringe but not strap

Materials used: 100% Churro Wool. Knotted pile is mainly May 2017 Churro Club colors, small amount of Churro Club yarn from other months; white Churro warp and weft yarns also used.

Techniques used: Knotted pile weaving, soumak and weft twining in body of bag

Notes: Woven on a simple frame loom, this design was inspired by the lovely spring colors of the May 2017 Churro Club yarns that reminded me of a flower garden in full bloom. I enjoy making artwork that can be touched and used every day.


Birds Nest by Judy Harney

Santa Fe, New Mexico

15"x10" including fringe 

Churro wool, wool roving, wool yarns, ceramic button, wood


Organic August by Judy Harney

Santa Fe, New Mexico

24"x10" including fringe

Churro wool, wool roving, wool yarns, ribbon, wood


Snowy Arroyo Seco by Judy Harney

Santa Fe, New Mexico

35"x28" including fringe

Churro wool, wool roving, wool yarns


Doodles by Donna Hilton

Guthrie, Oklahoma

12" x 12"

Materials used: Cotton 12/6 warp, WSW churro weft

Notes: At night I enjoy weaving on my Hokett loom. That week I set out my colors and started weaving- no plan. Guess it should called curry doodles.

Instagram: @donnahilton16722
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Spanish Skirts by Donna Hilton

Guthrie, Oklahoma

Size: 16" x 20"

Materials used: Cotton 12/6 warp, WSW churro weft

Notes: I worked at Palo Duro State Park while attending college. The walls of the canyon were referred to as Spanish skirts. I always loved to watch the colors change as day faded to night.

Instagram: @donnahilton16722
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New Mexico BY JERRIS HOGUE

Arroyo Seco, New Mexico

50"x28"


Braided Keychains by G. Pedro Kinner


Holy Triangle by Audra E Knutson

Arroyo Seco, NM

 10" x 10"

Materials used: Churro Club yarn, 2-ply charcoal worsted wool warp

Techniques used: woven on small frame loom

Website: desertshipbuilder.com / audra-elizabeth-knutson.squarespace.com
Instagram: @desertshipbuilder


Sing Your Truth by Audra E. Knutson

Arroyo Seco, NM

10.75" x 10"

Materials used: Churro Club yarn, 2-ply charcoal worsted wool warp

Techniques used: woven on small frame loom

Website: desertshipbuilder.com / audra-elizabeth-knutson.squarespace.com
Instagram: @desertshipbuilder


The Unknown by Audra E Knutson

Arroyo Seco, NM

10.5" x 9.75"

Materials used: Churro Club yarn, 2-ply charcoal worsted wool warp

Techniques used: woven on small frame loom

Website: desertshipbuilder.com / audra-elizabeth-knutson.squarespace.com
Instagram: @desertshipbuilder


Night in the High Desert by Marcia Lyon

53" x 31"
Materials used: Churro wool and Weaving Southwest Rug Yarn

Techniques use: Woven on a walking loom

Instagram: @potzlady and @lyonsfarm2001
Twitter: @auntiemarm
Facebook: Marcia Lyon


Rugged Journey by Laura Martin

Clovis, NM

20" x 12.75"
Materials used: Churro club wool and purple "bale" from Weaving Southwest
Techniques used: Woven on a Navajo Loom
Notes: I wanted to work with a color compliment- purple and yellow. I added the red as an adjacent color for added interest. The yellow zig zag I see as a path.


Eagle Dancer by Cookie Murraye

Taos, New Mexico

51" x 26"

Materials used:
Warp: 2-ply Churro
Weft: Churro
Mask: Wood and Acrylic Paint
Body (arms/legs): Red Willow
Feathers Embellishment.

Notes: I love Navajo and Hopi art, especially rugs and Kachinas. My creations are a combination of both. I used a 45" Rio Grande loom.

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Rain Dancer by Cookie Murraye

Taos, New Mexico

37" x 17"

Materials used:
Warp: 2-ply Churro
Weft: Churro
Mask: Wood and Acrylic Paint
Body (arms/legs): Red Willow
Feathers and Glass Beads Embellishment.

Notes: My Inspiration comes from the art of the Navajo and the Hopi. Rugs and Kachinas being my favorite. The result is a combination of both.

Facebook: Cookie Murraye


Shelburne by Maryann Neubert

Fort Laramie, Wyoming 

Materials used: Navajo churro, Brown Sheep Nature Spun, My own handspun

Woven on a Schacht Flip Rigid Heddle Loom

Notes: Autumn inspired the colors, I wove this to show the gradations of autumn colors inspired by visites to Vermont. This is my first shawl woven/shaped like this.

Website: aspenmoonarts.com/ aspenmoonarts.etsy.com
Instagram: @aspenmoonarts
Twitter: @aspenmoonarts


Blue Chimayo by Maryann Neubert

Fort Laramie, Wyoming 

Materials used: Navajo churro, My own handspun, wool/mohair blend yarn

Techniques used: Woven on a Schacht Flip Rigid Heddle Loom

Notes: This piece is six months in the making. I knew I loved the two yarns together, so I warped my loom ad began weaving. And took it out after twelve inches, twice. This was an exercise in just letting design happen as I wove and I truly love how it turned out.

Website: aspenmoonarts.com/ aspenmoonarts.etsy.com
Instagram: @aspenmoonarts
Twitter: @aspenmoonarts


Handwoven Skirt by Maryann Neubert

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Sample Piece by Janet Switzer

Beulah, Colorado

25" x 8.5"

Materials used: Weaving Southwest rug yarn, medium-weight Churro yarn

Notes: Used a Cricket loom - took extra effort to pack the shots tightly. 

Instagram: @camp.robber


Rug No. 4 by Janet Switzer

Beulah, Colorado

60" x 40" 

Materials used: Weaving Southwest 4-ply warp, Weaving Southwest rug yarn, small amounts of Churro Club yarn

Woven on Rio Grande Standard Loom

Instagram: @camp.robber


Rug No. 5 by Janet Switzer

Beulah, Colorado

60" x 40"

Materials used: Weaving Southwest 4-ply warp, Mora Mills natural gray Churro rug yarn weft, Churro Club Habenero and Chimayo in details.

Woven on Rio Grande Standard Loom

Instagram: @camp.robber


Abiquiu Sunset by Paul tracy

Littleton, Colorado

10" x 16.5"


Life Lines table runner 11 by Regina Vorgang

Ventura, California

36.5" x 13.5" 

Materials used: 100% wool warp and weft. Woven with Weaving Southwest hand-dyed Churro

Woven on a Hammert 30" loom.

Notes:

My Life Lines design came out of my time taking care of my parents the last few years of their lives. I spent a fair amount of time with them in the hospital watching the heartbeat monitor. Even though that was difficult it was also good because I was able to share time with them at an important part of their lives.

The Churro Club colors are great inspiration for new color combinations.

Website: reginadesign.com
Blog: reginadesign.com/blog
Instagram: @ReginaVorgang
Facebook: @reginadesingsrugs


Life Lines table runner 6 by Regina Vorgang

Ventura, California

26" x 11"

Materials used: All wool warp and weft. Woven with Weaving Southwest hand-dyed

Woven on a Hammert 30" loom.

Notes:

My Life Lines design came out of my time taking care of my parents the last few years of their lives. I spent a fair amount of time with them in the hospital watching the heartbeat monitor. Even though that was difficult it was also good because I was able to share time with them at an important part of their lives.

The Churro Club colors are great inspiration for new color combinations.

Website: reginadesign.com
Blog: reginadesign.com/blog
Instagram: @ReginaVorgang
Facebook: @reginadesingsrugs


Among the Wildflowers Cowl by Tomeka Watkinson

Wachapreague, Virginia

(original pattern by Sasha Ball Rives)

12" x 12"

Materials used: totally churro club wool

Techniques used: hand needle knit using size US 9, 16" circular needles

Notes: I usually make this cowl with lighter weight yarn, but felt like doing something different to make a warmer one for the winter. I think it would look nice over a heavy sweater or coat.

Facebook: South Street Creations


Hitchhiker scarf by Tomeka Watkinson

Wachapreague, Virginia

(original pattern by Martina Behm)

12" x 74"

Materials used: totally churro club wool

Techniques used: hand needle knit using size US 13 needles

Notes: I usually make this scarf with lighter weight yarn, but felt like it would really make a statement piece made from churro with contrasting colors. I was very pleased with the final look and how it blocked.

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Fractured Mathematician I by Elizabeth Wood

Clinton, Iowa

15" x 8.5" without hanger

Materials used: 4-ply wool warp and Churro yarn samples.

Woven on a Beka tapestry loom.

Notes: I loved the colored samples I received from the Churro Club and I decided to play around with shapes and colors. I teach mathematics and weave as hobby/relaxation. So out comes the Fractured Mathematician tapestry series.

Website: www.thewoodenlooms.com
Instagram: the.wooden.looms
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Fractured Mathematician III by Elizabeth Wood

Clinton, Iowa

15" x 9" without hanger

Materials used: 4-ply wool warp Churro Club yarn samples.

Woven on a Beka tapestry loom.

Notes:  I loved the colored samples I received from the Churro Club and I decided to play around with shapes and colors. I teach mathematics and weave as hobby/relaxation. So out comes the Fractured Mathematician tapestry series.

Website: www.thewoodenlooms.com
Instagram: the.wooden.looms
Facebook: The Wooden Looms


Double Weave Purse by Elizabeth Wood

Clinton, Iowa 

13" x 12" (without strap)

Materials used: 2-ply wool warp, natural brown Churro wool (background) Churro club yarn red, green, gold (I do not remember names) - lined with duck (canvas) cloth. Cotton strap, carved deer horn bone buttons. Schadt table loom.

Techniques used: double weave - weft faced pattern of my own design

Notes: I have made double weave purses in the past. I decided to take my new love of weft faced (southwestern influenced) weaving and apply the weaving techniques to my double weave purse pattern. The natural colors and bone buttons complete the feel.

Website: www.thewoodenlooms.com
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