Before and After

I’ve been playing with dissimilar yarns and how they combine to make fabric collapse in areas. This effect can create anything from a super-elegant, slinky fabric, to a fun and funky one, depending on the design. Credit again goes to Jane Stafford and her wonderful online guild for the instruction and inspiration for these projects. … More Before and After

Weft-Faced

On my adventure with Jane Stafford’s Online Guild, I did some weft-faced weaving. This is weaving where the warp yarns are spread out enough that the weft (the yarn on the shuttle that goes back and forth) completely covers the warp and the only thing you see is the fringe. I wove seventeen mug rugs/coasters. … More Weft-Faced

Dog Days Weaving

How many days over 100 degrees are we at now? Nineteen? Twenty? I’ve lost track. They say we will have a “cold front” for Labor Day weekend, and by that I think they mean a little bit of rain and a high around 90. Hey, I’ll take it, and so will my crunchy, crunchy lawn, … More Dog Days Weaving

Spaces

Sometimes, unconventional spaces in fabric add to its interest and drape. Here are a few things I’ve made lately. A cotton infinity scarf . A super-wooly scarf made with mohair, alpaca, and a yak-silk blend. (Note to self – no more mohair singles as warp!) A cotton and silk scarf with three different spacings, a … More Spaces

There Went November

Thanksgiving was a whirl of food and friends. Adult children have their own lives and plans, so the last few years, we have taken to the “Friendsgiving” tradition that my parents raised me on. Mom and Dad had a core group of friends who were there every year. Everyone knew who brought pies, who made … More There Went November

Fall Show Recap

I’ve had some fun with my first vending experiences in the last month. First up was Hogeye Festival right here in Elgin, Texas, on October 27. I shared a booth with a few of my She Creates Union pals. It was a first for the three of us who staffed the booth that day, and … More Fall Show Recap