Double orange peel overshot weaving and woodchuck problems.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Happy November. It has been a very busy Fall. I scheduled a number of art shows this year, many of which were out of state and involved significant travel. Some of my events were at new venues, such as The American Craftsmen Show in Ridgefield, CT, and some took place closer to home. I've come [...]
Kate's new overshot weaving for table runners and "Broke Arts" fair, June 2019.
The loom is dressed with a new warp this week, a self-drafted overshot design using four shafts. It is always fun to see how one's sketch (or in my case, computer draft) translates into cloth. After sampling several inches of fabric, I decided to double up on pattern weft picks to give the pattern a [...]
Hello, friends. While I've enjoyed weaving my "teeming with twills" kitchen towels (you can read more about those here or check out recent photos on my Instagram page), I am ready to see how my latest overshot pattern design is going to shape up on the loom. This is a four harness pattern and I [...]
Hello, friends. I've finished weaving the eight shaft overshot table runners (see my earlier post about this cloth here) and am quite satisfied with the results. I made three runners, one each in black, garnet, and mineral blue. Here is the black one: After some consideration and research, I decided to call this [...]
Hello, friends. The summer and winter placemats are finished and some have headed out to my family for Christmas. I liked the "heft" of the cloth, which is important for well-behaved placemats. So, we're moving right along in the weaving queue! I hope to submit at least one piece to the "Living with Craft" exhibition [...]
I'm weaving overshot (yes, again) this week and I am smitten with this draft: The center motif is taken from Josephine Estes' esteemed publication, "Original Miniature Patterns for Hand Weaving." I'm using 10/2 mercerized cotton for the warp and ground/tabby yarns and 3/2 mercerized cotton for the pattern weft. I sett the warp at 20 [...]