Rust Tex Program

Who could believe that beautiful scarves could be made by applying rust from steel wool, old cookie sheets and copper wire? But that is exactly what was demonstrated by Mary D. and Dianne D. at the last weavers’ guild meeting!

Several people got to try their hand at dying a silk scarf and the examples were beautiful!

Click through to see photos!


Making a scarf
Making a scarf
Usint Steel Wook
Using Steel WookOn a cookie sheet

Published by Hopewell Creations

Jennie Hawkey has been creating quality textiles and handmade items for over 25 years. Working from her home studio located in Hopewell, Illinois, she produces her handmade materials using four and eight harness looms. Though she specializes in hand weaving, Jennie is also adept at leatherwork and embroidery, often combining her skills to create intricately detailed pieces. Jennie is an active member of the Illinois arts community. She is a long time member of the Handweavers' Guild of Peoria and one of the founding members of Three Sisters Folk Art School in Chillicothe, Illinois. Her work has been recognized through several awards including Midwest Weaver’s Conference, and TLD Design Center & Gallery. Jennie has a passion for teaching and has presented at Three Sisters Folk Art School, weaving workshops and currently teaches in her home studio.

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