While it’s been to terribly cold in most of the country, I’ve been having a little adventure in the Bahamas! I wish I was literally in the Bahamas, but since that’s not possible, this will have to do.
I visited the Daughters of the American Revolution chapter in the Bahamas a year ago. As the DAR National Chair of the Units Overseas Committee, I assist our chapters located outside of the United States. There are twenty chapters in eleven countries and the U.S. Territory of Guam. Through this chairmanship, I’ve had the privilege to meet Daughters all over the world! While visiting their chapter, the members of the Bahamas Chapter gifted me with a copy of the book, “Wind from the Carolinas” by Robert Wilder. This book is a sprawling epic, telling a family history that stretches from the Revolutionary War to WW I and from Charleston South Carolina to the Bahamas and back. Although it’s not a true story, it is true that British subjects did move to the Bahamas in the failed hope that they could recreate the plantation lifestyle. The book is full of detailed descriptions of island life. The visit and the book put me in the mood to weave something reminiscent of the beautiful colors of the islands.
I already had this beautiful hand-dyed rayon yarn to use in the warp. I paired it with a soft pink cotton. I completed the shawl with six-inch, hand twisted fringe. The colors are subtle, like a soft island breeze!
Creating this shawl was so much fun! It’s just right for a cool, Spring evening and while we may think that’s a long way off, it will be here before we know it! This piece is destined for sale on my Etsy site. https://www.etsy.com/shop/DianeHamillFiberArt Please visit and enjoy this and my other fiber art creations.
Thanks Bahamas Chapter and author Robert Wilder for a Little Adventure in the Bahamas!