New, free weaving pattern to share: “Quarantine Coasters”

New, free weaving pattern to share: “Quarantine Coasters”

Weave a set of simple mug rugs using fabric scraps and my free PDF pattern and instructions.

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 [...]

Self-drafted 8 shaft overshot cloth

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 [...]

Orange Peel Overshot Draft

Orange Peel Overshot Draft

Hello, friends. I have really enjoyed watching the "orange peel" overshot design take shape on the loom this week. A four shaft design, this pattern entails a lengthy pattern repeat and threading sequence. However, I've found that taking the pattern in increments and limiting distractions at the loom (true confession: trying to weave this pattern [...]

Codman Estate Fine Craft Show 2017

September is right around the corner and I am gearing up for the Codman Estate Fine Art & Crafts Festival on September 9, 2017 in Lincoln, MA. Codman Estate is part of the Historic New England collection of homes. Here is a photo:   I plan to have autumn-inspired kitchen textiles available in my booth [...]