Busy Summer Days

This stool was started in a workshop at the Contemporary Handweavers of Texas conference in June. I don't always finish theseprojects that are started in workshops and this one was not even half done when our class time was over. So I am so proud of myself for completing this loom stool. It is 12... Continue Reading →

Natural Dyeing and Handwoven Shibori

Catharine Ellis wrote the book,  "Woven  Shibori". While attending HGA Convergence 2016, I had the privilege of taking a class with her,  Natural Dyeing and Hand Woven Shibori. This was not a hands on class, but a lecture with a wealth of information she generously shared with us. If you've followed my blog there have been... Continue Reading →

Tranquil Waters Dress

Almost 2 years ago I wove and dyed 3 some yards of Handwoven Shibori fabric. The dyed fabric reminded me of the tranquil waters in the Bahamas. I wanted to make something to wear, but what? In my mind I envisioned a dress, but there wasn't enough fabric. The Shibori fabric would need to be... Continue Reading →

Dye day as the weather turns

Just finished dyeing one of the 2 Shibori- handwoven scarves woven earlier this year. Actually the dyeing took place last Tuesday as the temps were dropping, but no warmer days to do this in the near future. So the dyes were prepared In the garage. The scarves with the pattern warps pulled have Procion MX... Continue Reading →

Getting to the Finish Line

Unfinished projects. I hate to say how many I have. The trouble is that a woven project is not done until it's washed and ironed, the fringe is twisted, Mistakes need  repairing. The Dyeing process is completed. Projects are sewn. Labels sewn on and final ironing. Some projects are as time-consuming off the loom as... Continue Reading →

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