Weaving Inspiration Board

In my Weaving Studio there is a cork bulletin board that is filled with images of past projects, postcards of famous art work, and images from magazines, and brochures from the guild I belong to. There is a photo taken in a state park in Kansas of an antique industrial weaving loom. Small woven items... Continue Reading →

CHT 2013

I"m a little late with posting about the Contemporary Handweavers of Texas 2013 Conference which took place May 30- June 2. The conference is something I always look forward to. The opportunity to learn new weaving techniques, the fellowship of being around other weavers, and the chance to shop for new yarns in the vendor... Continue Reading →

Handwoven Shibori on the Loom

This is Handwoven Shibori being woven on a floor loom. The weaving is fairly easy, plain weave with a pattern thread every 6 ends. The pattern threads form a fancy twill pattern. I don't use nylon fish line for my pattern threads which will later be pulled gathering the fabric. I use a 3/2 mercerized cotton... Continue Reading →

Summer and Winter Complete!

My larger loom sits in my livingroom where visitors and everyone in the house pass by it often. I have had a Summer and Winter piece designed for a study group project on it for nearly 2 years. The design was inspired by the backsplash tiles in our remodeled kitchen. After weaving off samples and 2 towels,... Continue Reading →

Rustic Handwoven Shibori

I love to experiment, probably has something to do with working in chemical labs early in my career. My newest adventure uses black rayon in both the warp and weft of a Handwoven Shibori piece. Instead of applying dyes to the piece after pulling the pattern threads, I bleached the fabric. It's important to dilute... Continue Reading →

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