Looking to 2015

December has been a month of preparation for the coming holidays, so little time was spent on crafts. Family, food and holiday events filled the month. The Mill Hill beaded cross stitch continues to be worked on in the evenings. At least the overall design can now be seen. I'm  setting up my loom to... Continue Reading →

Decorations on the Tree

Decorating the Christmas tree is a lot of work. Though I must admit that it's one of my favorite things to do after Thanksgiving. The ornaments each bring back so many memories, of friends, family and places from bygone times. The ornaments found on our tree were purchased, gifted or made by family and friends.... 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 →

Tablet Weaving

On this past Friday I took a class on Tablet Weaving taught by Michael Cook. Michael has done some incredible Tablet Woven pieces. On his website you can see examples of his work.  Http://wormspit.com Our looms were warped with black and white 10/2 mercerized cotton, using 15 tablets. This gives one a narrow band when... Continue Reading →

Textile Center of Minnesota Visit

On a very cold day this week, -15 degrees, I visited the Textile Center of Minnesota, located in Minnneapolis, MN. In the gallery was the Annual Members exhibition January 16-February 26, 2014, " A Common Thread 2014". The photo above and those below are a few of the works that caught my eye.-This SAORI weaving... Continue Reading →

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