Author Archives: spinweaverbarbara

A Year of Living with Colour and Design

Imagine having the luxury to take a year-long workshop with your favourite weaving teacher.  An internship really. Well, that is exactly the experience I had by following Jane Stafford and the JST Online Weaving Guild for 2018.  https://janestaffordtextiles.com/online-guild/ Over the … Continue reading

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Still weaving

I’m still here, and this is what I have been working on: On The Queen, my big, old, sturdy hand made loom:      Two scarves at the same time on the JST muted colour warp gamp.  I dropped the … Continue reading

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Grey Matters

I have been absent from the blog, but I had a very busy year, mostly teaching and making samples for teaching, and being involved with guild activities.  Here is my latest weaving that I wove just for fun. At the … Continue reading

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Fibre Flare 2017

The Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild is hosting Fibre Flare 2917 at Turnbull Gallery, South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre, 14601 20th Avenue, Surrey BC on Friday, November 3, 12-5 pm, Saturday, November 4, 10-5 pm, and Sunday, November … Continue reading

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Black and White and Red All Over

So this pattern comes straight from Handwoven magazine, May/June 1992 issue, page 50/87.  It is an eight shaft double weave pattern that appealed to me with the smart black and white checkerboard studded with red blocks, dots and dashes on … Continue reading

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Spicy Napkins

These napkins were inspired by the colours in my kitchen/family room, and remind me of spices: turmeric, cayenne and nutmeg.  I intend to weave luncheon size napkins and they are 18” x 18” on the loom.  I saw the colour … Continue reading

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Spinning Fun

As the snow continues to build up outside, I have been snuggled down and spinning.    The fibre is titled “Unsung”and dyed by Kinfolk in blues, pinks, greens and purples.  100% organic Polwarth wool.  It became a soft, heathery yarn, … Continue reading

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