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

Rug

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

Leftovers

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

New Weaving Adventures

In May, I finally took a class from the wonderful Kathrin Weber of Blazing Shuttles at my favorite yarn store, Yarnorama, in Paige, Texas. What a combination of heavenly company and brain-bursting learning! We spent three days learning Kathrin’s method of combining hand-dyed warps and different weaving methods to make amazing cloth, then an additional day … More New Weaving Adventures

Loops!

Sometimes, things happen at just the right time. After a long period of nagging my DH about his bursting t-shirt drawer, one day – out of the blue – he decided he didn’t want to wear t-shirts with logos on them anymore. I couldn’t clean out those shirts faster. If it had happened a few … More Loops!