Author Archives: spinweaverbarbara

About spinweaverbarbara

I have been steadily weaving since 1980. I enjoy sharing and passing on my learning.

Penelope Scarves, Coded in Cotton

This in the first weaving that evolved out of reading the story of Penelope, a woman from a long time ago, who was waiting for her husband to return, and passed the time while waiting, weaving during the day and … Continue reading

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2020 in Review, and Welcome 2021

2020 was a year of isolation and introspection.  I spent much more time in and around home, and much less time out in the world.  At first, the isolation was hard, but as time went on our guilds figured out … Continue reading

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Basket Weaves in Blue

These tea towels came off the loom just in time for Christmas Gift Giving.  The towels are a combination of twill and basket weave inspired by JST Online Guild Episode 4.7. I pulled out all my partial spools of blue … Continue reading

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My December Design and Planning Process:

Each year, through the month of December, I set up my planning calendar for the new year, to determine what I want to accomplish in the upcoming year, with respect to my weaving and spinning goals.  There are so many … Continue reading

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Aprons in Gingham Check

Here we have a couple of simple half-aprons, with gathered skirts, woven in plain weave.  To accommodate loom width, the apron is woven sideways, with top and bottom on the selvedges.  The warp for the bottom side of the apron … Continue reading

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Dye Day

It has been a strange and slow year.  Staying inside.  A lot.  And still, not really doing a lot.  I have been recovering from a rotator cuff injury in my shoulder and that stopped my weaving ability for a while. … Continue reading

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Sweet, Simple Linen

A sweet short warp to use up some of my smaller bits of linen thread.  Enough for one towel and one scarf.  The colours are mirrored from the centre, with Fibonacci sequencing.  The warp is mixed linens, some Euroflax, some … Continue reading

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Collapse Weaving

These two scarves are pretty much straight out of JST Season 3, Episode 6, Collapsing plain weave.  The only changes I made were to add some colour and weave effects to the silk stripes and squares.  There are 30 ends … Continue reading

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Not Exactly What I Had in Mind

So, as many of you know, I have been trying to keep up with the lessons in Jane Stafford’s Online Guild.  Now that we are in Season 4, my approach is to watch the videos, take notes, and absorb the … Continue reading

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Overshot on Plaid

Over the last year or so, I have been working through a series of scarves in Overshot and exploring the variations of this weave structure.  In today’s scarves, I have been influenced by the lessons of Jane Stafford and her … Continue reading

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