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 [...]

Winter Market event and recent weavings

Winter Market event and recent weavings

Hello, friends. Here we are, well into the first week of the year 2020. We have had a bit of snow here in the Monadnocks but it sure is a lovely thing, especially when you can avoid driving to the places that you need to visit. I find myself shuffling up and down Chesham Road [...]

Placemats for all seasons

Placemats for all seasons

Hello, friends. I love placemats. I love to use them and I love to weave them. They make great gifts and they're a nice way to "live" with handwovens. When crafted from cotton, they're especially easy to launder. My newest design is build around a four shaft bird's eye twill design. I wanted to create [...]

Hello, October

Hello, October

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers," says one of my favorite literary characters of all time, Anne Shirley. Yes, it is "sweatah weathah" here in New England. And what a comforting thought this is. September closed for me with the inaugural Capital Arts Fest, held in Concord, New Hampshire [...]

“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" [...]

Making a case for placemats

Making a case for placemats

Hello, friends. What's on your kitchen table? (If you're like me, there is usually an assortment of mail, laptops/electrical cords, and the occasional mug of half-drunk tea. Guilty!) Come dinner time, though, I clear off the mess to make room for our evening meal. While I love table runners (to make and to use), I [...]

Moving the loom, made a bit simpler

Hello, friends. A major reorganization effort at home has made it necessary to relocate my loom. Again. I just have one loom, a Nilus II Leclerc (8 shafts, 10 treadles) but she is a bit of a beast to move.   Some of the pieces are manageable, just awkward (see above). But then there is [...]