Learning Tapestry

This past weekend I took my 2nd tapestry class Held at the CHH Guild House.We spent a day learning different types of joins: Dovetail, slits, sewing up slits, and interlock joins. The 2nd day was learning about Eccentric weaving. Closeup of an example of Eccentric weave by Theresa CoucherEccentric weave seems more spontaneous or free... Continue Reading →

Oh no now what

Some days it seems one won't ever get to the point of weaving beautiful cloth. A simple 8 shaft turned twill makes weaving fairly simple. There's no need to even use the Tempo Treadle to help with weaving. Just treadle 1-4 two times than 5-8 two times and vala pattern repeat is done. One shuttle... Continue Reading →

Autumn colors

Every autumn I weave a set of towels in colors of changing trees. There's not much inspiration here, but my eye can take me back to the years spent in Minnesota. The towels are a twelve shaft shadow weave, of 22/2 cottolin sett at 20 ends per inch. I used any where from 3 to... Continue Reading →

Borders

    A horizontal band or accent along or near the edge used to highlight a design is one definition of border. ¬†When I design towels adding a border creates visual interest. The shadow weave towels just off the loom have borders at the bottom edge of the towel. More details about these towels can... Continue Reading →

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