Author Archives: spinweaverbarbara

About spinweaverbarbara

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

Chocolate Mint Towels

My colour choices to supplement my stash this year are browns, greens, spicy reds, oranges, golds and yellows.  I ordered my cotton and silk stash boosters in January, before things slowed down, and I will be working from these as … Continue reading

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Pretty in Red and White

Some pretty little ornaments in double weave pick up. Some are whimsical and folksy. Some are traditional graphic star shapes. Graphed designs are everywhere.  You can look for fair isle and Nordic knitting graphs, or two-colour cross stitch.  The pieces … Continue reading

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Denting Part 3

Following up on my experimentation of denting in two layers, I knew that I wanted a cloth that was two layers, with denting on both layers, in a yarn that would not be too slippery, and using some interweaving of … Continue reading

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Crammed and Spaced and Crammed and Spaced Again

First in crisp 2/40 linen. The draft is from JST Online Guild Season 3, Episode 2.  Nice drape and effect.     And then again with spaced naturally-coloured, organic cotton and crammed Monte Cristo plush cotton boucle.  Soft and light … Continue reading

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The Value of Sampling

I love the drape and the cool, silky smoothness of using Bambu 12 in weaving.  Bambu 12 is a rayon made from bamboo, and is widely available. After weaving the project sample in JST Online Guild, Season 3, Episode 1, … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Weft Makes

How much fun it is to work with a pattern, keeping everything the same except for changes in the weft colour.  I have been working in Overshot weave for a few months, and enjoying the process of changing weft colours … Continue reading

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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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