Wholly Lace

"Wholly Lace", was the theme for this years swatch exchange. Each year the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston have a swatch exchange. The subject varies from year to year. Themes tend to be structure based like this years or artistic. Swatch Swap has taken place since 1990. Twenty Seven years and this was only my second... Continue Reading →

Linen and Huck

  Linen and Huck lace weave go beautifully together. The loom was threaded with a bleached 16/2 linen  in an 8 shaft Huck lace pattern. These two towels and the following gray towel were woven on this warp. The guild annual sale has come and gone. An amazing amount of work goes into putting on... Continue Reading →

Designing with Rep Weave

Hard to believe that over a week ago I was taking my second workshop from  Rosalie Neilson. We have set up our looms to weave  tables runners. There will be enough warp to weave 11 different motifs. I plan to do 2 table runners, not one long one. Rosalie teaches a new method of designing... Continue Reading →

Crimp Weave workshop

In January I attended Dianne Totten's Crimp  Weave Workshop put on by the Contemporary Handweaver's of Houston  Guild. My loom was setup to do weft Shibori which meant I needed to use a polyester or Orlon yarn in the weft to create crimp cloth. These two types of yarn are heat sensitive. The warp could... Continue Reading →

Rep Weave Workshop

My warp from the Rosalie Neilson's Rep Weave workshop put on by the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston guild, has been woven and is off the loom. It's been a few years since I've woven Rep. The workshop, "It's in the Warp: Color& Design in Rep", is  worth taking. Rosalie explained in a precise manner how... Continue Reading →

In the Works

Warping of the painted silk  has begun. It's ready to be sleyed and threaded. The warp was painted earlier at a dye day at the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston's Guild House. I wasn't excited about the results,  so I set it aside for a few months. Now I'm ready to put my design ideas to work.... Continue Reading →

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