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 →

Snowflakes in Summer

Each year the the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston have a Swatch Swap that any member can join for a nominal fee. At the end of the previous year members pick the subject matter with this year's subject being "Seasons". Participants can interpret this as they wish. This is the weaving I needed to finish when... Continue Reading →

Obstacles

It is difficult to weave these days, that left footprint is much too large for the treadles on the loom. Achilles tendinitis is the main diagnosis. I'm not sure how long I'll have the boot as an appendage. Weaving isn't the only activity it has impacted, no more daily walks in the park. This shawl... 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 →

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