A big piece on a little loom

A big piece on a little loom

Hello, friends. I continue to reside in South Carolina with my parents, where I have been since March 9,  lending assistance to my parents who are navigating a serious health matter. In between grocery store runs, doctor appointments, and vigorous handwashing, I have been working on a rigid heddle loom. My most recently  woven pieces [...]

Rigid Heddle Weaving

Rigid Heddle Weaving

Hello, friends. I have a new loom, a lovely rigid heddle with a 20" weaving width that I purchased from The Spinnery on Etsy. I was looking for something portable and quiet, and the Schacht "Flip" fit the bill. I had no trouble getting the loom set up for weaving (a minimal amount of effort [...]

A new shawl and a new product

A new shawl and a new product

Hello, friends. My new "Not Quite Plaid" handwoven wool shawl is all finished! I began working on it last week: This is woven in Harrisville Designs "Shetland" yarns. I used three colors: Silver Mist, Charcoal, and Aubergine. It has fringe on the ends and is just the right thing to take the edge off an [...]

Adventures (and struggles) in pattern publishing

Adventures (and struggles) in pattern publishing

Hello, friends. I am often asked by fellow weaving enthusiasts about whether I sell my weaving designs. I've been doing this weaving gig for a number of years now (read: DECADES) and have quite a little library accumulated of designs that I have made. There are many designs that I'd like to share, but there [...]

Spring colors

Spring colors

Hello, friends. It is snowy and cold (-10 F forecasted for Friday this week!) but the studio is warm and cozy thanks to the woodstove and a loom dressed in cheerful, bright colors. I used a jumble of bright colors for this kitchen towel including aqua, orange, lemon yellow, purple, and bright green. It looks [...]

Handwoven lace and lavender sachets

Handwoven lace and lavender sachets

The calendar seems to be set at warp speed this year (HAHA! Did you weavers get my little weaving pun?) and soon it will be February. St. Valentine's Day is just a couple of weeks away. I love to tuck these little handwoven lace sachets into my dresser drawers and into our sweater chest, where [...]

Summer and Winter in the winter

Summer and Winter in the winter

Summer and winter is becoming one of my favorite weaving structures. It is a two shuttle weave (unless you turn your draft, but that is a topic for another day). I really like the sturdiness of the resulting fabric but especially love the fact that you end up with a reversible piece. Yes! It is [...]

Winter Market event and recent weavings

Winter Market event and recent weavings

Hello, friends. Here we are, well into the first week of the year 2020. We have had a bit of snow here in the Monadnocks but it sure is a lovely thing, especially when you can avoid driving to the places that you need to visit. I find myself shuffling up and down Chesham Road [...]

Repurposed beads stitch marker project

Repurposed beads stitch marker project

Hello, friends. I have been knitting for a very long time (my maternal grandmother put needles in my hands at age four), and I just love to knit for my family. My latest project is a cable knit vest for my husband. I find that having a generous supply of knitting stitch markers on hand [...]

It’s Towel Time

It’s Towel Time

Greetings, friends. After a mild altercation with a snowblower last week, in which our Monadnock Region-worthy Cub Cadet got the upper hand, I am back at the loom. (Nothing serious, just a strained shoulder. I wasn't one of those people who stuck their hands inside in a running snowblower in an attempt to remove snow [...]