New for November

Well, October has come and gone. I spent the first few days of November in Bath, Maine alongside my husband. We had a wonderful stay at the Inn at Bath and wonderful meals in and around the city. A trip to Halcyon Yarn to shore up my 8/2 unmercerized cotton supply rounded out our stay. [...]

Diamond twill towel variations

Diamond twill towel variations

Hello, friends. I am gearing up for September and October fine craft shows which means I have been working to replenish my inventory of diamond twill kitchen towels. The diamond twill towels were best sellers at the League of NH Craftsmen's Fair in August. Here is one version that I've just finished in time for [...]

Weaving for fall

Weaving for fall

The 2018 League of NH Craftsmen's Fair is a wrap! This was my second year as a nine day booth holder. It was lovely to see so many familiar faces and to meet new folks, too. Several of my designs sold out this year: For the kitchen... For the table... I'm back at work at [...]

Weaving a favorite

Hello, friends. I've woven a fair number of placemats using my "Cityscape" design and have moved onto kitchen towels. I love to weave kitchen towels! "Farmhouse Plaid" towels have been a customer favorite since I designed them nearly eight years ago:       For these towels, I sett the 8/2 unmercerized cotton rather closely [...]

Teeming with Twills Towels

Teeming with Twills Towels

Hello, friends. The loom has been dressed with more kitchen towels this week. I just cut off this fabric from the loom yesterday afternoon and finished the first towel this morning. Here is my "teeming with twills towel" in unbleached cotton and China blue: I really like this blue! It is a little less assertive [...]

Look at what my husband made for me!

Hello, friends. The loom has received a very special new addition! My husband crafted me a custom handle for my front beater for Christmas. I knew that Don had been spending extra time in his basement workshop around the holidays but really didn't know what he was planning. The new beam handle is wonderful! It [...]

A week of waffles

The loom has been dressed with one of my favorite weaving structures this week, waffleweave! Waffleweave, which is really just a variation on a point twill, creates cloth that is right at home in the kitchen. The little cells shrink up to make a highly textured and absorbent cloth. It does, however, present some challenges [...]