Art show challenge: making the most of a 4' table space.
Gee whiz, December came and went and here we are in the middle of January. Happy (belated) 2019, everyone. Now that the boys are back at university and the holiday festivities have past, I've started planning in earnest for the 2019 art fair circuit. Yes! The planning begins nearly a year in advance, especially for [...]
Hello, friends. I am gearing up for September and October fine craft shows which means I have been working to replenish my inventory of diamond twill kitchen towels. The diamond twill towels were best sellers at the League of NH Craftsmen's Fair in August. Here is one version that I've just finished in time for [...]
Hello, friends. The loom has received a very special new addition! My husband crafted me a custom handle for my front beater for Christmas. I knew that Don had been spending extra time in his basement workshop around the holidays but really didn't know what he was planning. The new beam handle is wonderful! It [...]
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 [...]
The loom has been dressed with one of my favorite weaving structures this week, waffleweave! Waffleweave, which is really just a variation on a point twill, creates cloth that is right at home in the kitchen. The little cells shrink up to make a highly textured and absorbent cloth. It does, however, present some challenges [...]