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 [...]

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 [...]

Keeping it fresh and cozy

Keeping it fresh and cozy

Confession: after a summer and early fall of weaving a lot of kitchen towels (my most popular item at fine craft shows and for custom requests) I began to suffer from dishtowel fatigue.  My husband, in his infinite wisdom, suggested that I mix things up a bit and design and weave something new and different. [...]

A new pattern draft to share: Snappy Winter Wool Scarf

A new pattern draft to share: Snappy Winter Wool Scarf

Weavers love to make scarves, am I right? They can be as complicated or as unfussy as we like, are a great way to try out new yarns, and make nice gifts for ladies or gents. I'm sharing my new pattern design here for my Snappy Winter Wool Scarf: Snappy Winter Wool Scarf Materials... I [...]

Bamboo, I love you…

Bamboo, I love you…

Yes, I love weaving with bamboo! I first started working with it this past summer almost by accident. I was working with my sales rep from one of my suppliers discussing a couple of items that were on long-term backorder and on a whim I switched my yarn selections from the backordered 3/2 mercerized cotton [...]