Art show challenge: making the most of a 4' table space.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Today I made a short driving trip to South Berwick, Maine to drop off some of my work at the Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum. The Mistletoe & Holly Artisan Sale begins next weekend and I am happy to include this historic venue among my current list of retailers. Here is a photo of the [...]