Off and Running

The new year has begun with new opportunities for artistic expression. My looms are warped and ready for the shuttles to be thrown, with the yarns to be beat in place, growing the new fabric. A 12 shaft twill, fabric for more towels. Unmercerized cotton is used since it is has greater absorbency than mercerized... Continue Reading →

Towels from the Stash

The yarn stash, has been taking over my house. Well at least the bedroom designated as my studio. If I walk into a yarn store I will surely walk out with at least one cone of yarn or a couple of skeins. This will happen even with no project in mind. The yarn just needs... Continue Reading →

In the Shadows

It is so nice to be able to weave again. The work is completed on the house, (sigh of relief). I have almost finished washing all the crystal and china to put back into the cabinets. It makes me wonder why I collect depression glass. On the loom is an 8 harness shadow weave. They will... Continue Reading →

To fold or not to fold

The first towels of the year. These cotton towels let me play a little with color. Two shades of blue, a soft green and natural colored yarns were used. When the towels are opened: Large horizontal border stripes are visible. How do you fold towels? Do you fold in half or fold with each side... Continue Reading →

Playing with crimp weave

This sample of crimp weave was woven on warp left after weaving a scarf. It's narrow since the original scarf was only 7 inches wide. The warp is a 10/2 Tencel and weft a polyester sewing thread. This gives a lovely hand. Note to self when setting up to weave future scarf warp width should... Continue Reading →

Tour the Historic Boott Cotton Mills

After attending Convergence I spent a few days with my husband traveling. One of the stops was to Lowell, MA. I've been fascinated with history as well as textiles most of my life.  Of course a stop at the Lowell National Historical Park was necessary. The park provides  an up close view of textile production... Continue Reading →

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