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 [...]

Summer Show Season 2018

Summer Show Season 2018

Hello, friends. In addition to readying our currently over-sized home to move to a more reasonably-sized home, I am weaving in anticipation of the summer and early fall fine craft show season. There are no shows on my calendar for June or July (the business of moving can really mix up your schedule), so my [...]

“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 [...]

Black and White Encore Exhibit; new work

Happy New Year, friends. I hope that today finds you in good health and spirits. May your days be merry and bright in 2018. I'm preparing to take up new work for a League of NH Craftsmen gallery exhibit that will open on January 12, "Black & White Encore." Although it is scarf-wearing season here, [...]

Summer and Winter Placemats

Summer and Winter Placemats

This week's work at the loom involves another two shuttle weave, summer and winter! Like overshot, two weft shuttles are used alternately throughout the body of the cloth; one shuttle is used for the plain weave (to give the cloth stability and structure) and the other shuttle is designated for the pattern design. The really [...]