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 [...]

Rethinking shows on the road

Rethinking shows on the road

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 [...]

Overshot tabletop runners and butterflies for “Broke!”

Kate's new overshot weaving for table runners and "Broke Arts" fair, June 2019.

“Gavotte” overshot pattern

“Gavotte” overshot pattern

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 [...]

A new overshot design

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 [...]