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

And I’m Off…

I’m packing my bags to drive to Houston to meet up with my friend Maxine (KnittingBuddha, and Instagram @knittingbuddha). Later today, we are off to East Texas Fiber Festival in Lindale, Texas. Here’s the link, if you’re free this weekend and up for a road trip. https://easttexasfiberfestival.weebly.com/ Maxine is an expert spinner and her booth is always a … More And I’m Off…

Zoom In

A piece of handwoven fabric is a beautiful thing. But have you looked at one up close? Up really close? I’ve had a lot of fun taking pictures of little chunks of weaving lately. It’s all plain weave – over one, under one – but the colors always amaze me. They say the devil is … More Zoom In

My Friend Fibonacci

I’ve been having fun playing with Fibonacci numbers lately. The number sequence, where each number is the sum of the prior two numbers (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, etc.), occurs commonly in nature, usually as a spiral shaped like this … Think about pine cones, flower blossom whorls, and seashells. It’s a pleasing … More My Friend Fibonacci


Remember those t-shirt loops? I finally made a rug for the guest room out of them, and it was mostly fun. I beat each pick twice, pressing hard with the reed, and every six or eight rows, I stopped and packed the whole thing in tighter with a fork. They actually make a tool for … More Rug

Sewing Week

I spent a week making things out of the piles of woven yardage I’ve accumulated over the years. First up – a top. This is New Look 6483, which has five easy, 1-hour tops. It’s a great pattern to own if you are looking for basic tops that don’t require a lot of cutting (highly … More Sewing Week

Zipper Bags

I have many plans to “make something” out of the cloth I weave. Like most weavers, I make a lot of towels, scarves, and shawls. (And I love it!) Recently, I’ve made several pieces of yardage with the intent for more creative endeavors. So, this week I lined up several pieces of woven yardage, dug … More Zipper Bags


I’ve been working my way through Season 2 of Jane Stafford’s online guild. (www.janestaffordtextiles.com/online-guild/). If you’re a weaver, I encourage you to join! She’s a brilliant and experienced weaver, and generous with her knowledge. And such a bargain at $75 Canadian (which came out to about $62 US, when I signed up). One of the … More Leftovers

Huck Towels

I finished these huck lace towels before the holiday and have already sold or gifted all of them. They were fun to weave and such a learning experience for me. I wove most of them at 18 ends per inch and one (the yellow one) at 20 ends per inch, just so I could see … More Huck Towels