Scrap Happy Towels

The idea for these twill block towels came from blogs written by other weavers earlier this year. It seemed there was a trend to see what one could do with the leftover yarns and/or fabrics used in ones craft. It always seems a shame to throw away good yarn that remains on a bobbin when... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Scarves

Sunsets and sunrises inspire this scarf. The hand dyed yarn used in the warp was a former convergence purchase, a fiber combination Rayon/Linen, which I had not woven with before. The 8 harness twill floats show off the warp colors. A magenta tencel was used in the weft. So why weave two scarves alike? The... 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 →

Start a Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑