Summer and Winter in the winter

Summer and Winter in the winter

Summer and winter is becoming one of my favorite weaving structures. It is a two shuttle weave (unless you turn your draft, but that is a topic for another day). I really like the sturdiness of the resulting fabric but especially love the fact that you end up with a reversible piece. Yes! It is [...]

It’s Towel Time

It’s Towel Time

Greetings, friends. After a mild altercation with a snowblower last week, in which our Monadnock Region-worthy Cub Cadet got the upper hand, I am back at the loom. (Nothing serious, just a strained shoulder. I wasn't one of those people who stuck their hands inside in a running snowblower in an attempt to remove snow [...]

December weaving

December weaving

Greetings from Harrisville, where we are experiencing our first serious snowfall right this very minute. Those of us in the higher elevations in the Monadnock Region can anticipate up to 18" of the white stuff. But hey, 'tis the season! This weekend marked my final show of 2019, and I wrapped up with one of [...]

Weaving for fall

Weaving for fall

The 2018 League of NH Craftsmen's Fair is a wrap! This was my second year as a nine day booth holder. It was lovely to see so many familiar faces and to meet new folks, too. Several of my designs sold out this year: For the kitchen... For the table... I'm back at work at [...]

Weaving a favorite

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 [...]

Teeming with Twills Towels

Teeming with Twills Towels

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 [...]

My handwovens take a trip to Maine

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 SaleĀ  begins next weekend and I am happy to include this historic venue among my current list of retailers. Here is a photo of the [...]

Codman Estate wrap-up; this week’s weaving

My first year at Codman Estate Fine Art & Crafts Festival, Lincoln, Massachusetts, was very enjoyable. The grounds are lovely (I recommend a field trip if you live in the vicinity) and the show was well-attended and well-organized. Kitchen towels found new owners as did table runners. I'm especially pleased that this Whig Rose table [...]

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 [...]