Diamond twill towel variations

Diamond twill towel variations

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 [...]

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 [...]

Hello, Harrisville.

Hello, Harrisville.

Greetings, dear readers. It has been quite a while since I have written but I assure you I have not been twiddling my thumbs. We've moved! We are now happy residents of Harrisville, New Hampshire.  We have met the neighbors... and enjoyed the hummingbirds... In addition to turning a house into a home, I've been [...]

“Truffula Trees” and “Cityscape” placemats

The "Truffula Trees" placemats are finished and I'm pleased with the results. A set of four mats will be my entry into the next League of NH Craftsmen exhibition, "Fairytales and Fantasies," which opens April 6, 2018 in Concord, NH. In case you're not familiar with "Truffula Trees," I encourage you to read "The Lorax" [...]

“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 [...]

Minuet in B(lack)

Minuet in B(lack)

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 [...]