Early winter weaving; Open House at Harrisville Pottery coming up!

Hello, friends. I guess I have spent more time weaving these days than writing about it, and perhaps that is not a bad thing. Here are some of the pieces that have been on the loom since my last post in (yikes!) October (overshot weaving and some warp rep weaving):

I recently released a new weaving pattern for the Chariot Wheel overshot table runner and it seems that many people are interested in weaving one of these (or even two!) for their own tables or for their holiday gift giving intentions. (If you click on the photo below, you can learn more about this design):

I’m continuing my exploration of warp faced weaving and am learning how to transform four shaft designs (twills, overshot) into warp rep patterns. There is a bit of tinkering involved but it is oddly satisfying. Here is a work in progress:

The cheerful, Christmas-y textile is an example of a four shaft twill design that is now an 8 shaft warp rep design. It is a narrow piece and the rips/ridges aren’t terribly thick. With any luck I’ll have a bit of warp left for a couple of companion placemats that could be woven with a different treadling. Such fun!

My final in-person event will take place December 17-18 right here in Harrisville, NH. I’m so pleased to be part of an open house hosted by Susan Weller of Harrisville Pottery. Here is photo of us! Be sure to visit my friends’ online shops if you can’t make it in person:

Front left: Louis Lovas of Flint Hill Furniture, Sue Weller of Harrisville Pottery;

Back left: Kate Kilgus (you know me), Donlin Foreman of Horse Hill Studio, Deirdre Oliver Arts, Julie Gargan Portraits, and Michael Miller Photography. Randy Long will also be exhibiting his rugs (you can see examples of his work in the photo).

Here are the details of the event:

I guess that is all for now. I hope you’re all healthy and content and enjoying some weaving or knitting or baking or hiking or whatever it is that floats your boat!

Be well,

Kate K.

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