Sometimes weaving starts from wanting to create something beautiful for someone we love.
Ringing out the year
The last project of the year, cotton towels is off the loom and waiting for the hemming to be done. The Spring loom is not empty though, a project to be woven in the new year is almost threaded so weaving can begin. I had given myself permission in 2017 to improve my weaving equipment... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
So what do you do with all the small pieces of handwoven fabric from sampling and weaving off a warp? Small bags with and without a strap are one possibility. With pockets Beaded ... Continue Reading →