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And Then This Happened

I spent the last few days at ANWG 2019 in Prince George, BC.  I had lots of fun learning and socializing, visiting exhibits, shopping at the Vendors Hall, listening to the keynote speaker Abby Franquemont, and watching and participating in … Continue reading

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Deliberately Leaving Holes in your Warp; Otherwise Known as Denting

The following two scarves were made following the instructions found in JST Online Guild, Season 3, Episode 1: Denting.  I am working on using up my stash this year, so I have substituted my own yarns for those recommended by … Continue reading

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Two Scarves in Scrumptious Supplementary Warp Weaving

What a joy it was to weave these two scarves in Supplementary Warp technique.    The idea for these came from seeing a similar piece on Pinterest, with a link back to the blog of “gangewifre-dot-blogspot-dot-com”, who, in turn, was … Continue reading

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Ikat Explorations

I taught a workshop on Ikat weaving and wrapped, dyed and wove an exploration piece for myself and for demonstration purposes.  This piece is the result.  The warp and weft are mostly 2/20 mercerized cotton, sett at 24 ends per … Continue reading

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Welcome New Spinners

I started a new “spinning” class this week at Place des Arts, with seven wonderful new beginners.  I look forward to getting to know each individual better over the next few weeks, as I introduce you to the gentle art … Continue reading

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The State of the Looms

As we slide into the new year my looms are full or on the way to becoming full. On the big loom, the Queen of my studio, I have a pale pink warp for some subtle Spring shawls.  The warp … Continue reading

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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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