Author Archives: spinweaverbarbara

In Praise of Threads

For me, creativity is taking a simple length of thread and creating something marvelous from it.  Or, if not something marvelous, then at least something useful! Now, my attempts to manipulate thread can be as messy or as beautiful as … Continue reading

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I Never Felt More Like Spinning the Blues

So the 1950’s song by Guy Mitchell (I never felt more like singing the blues) was running through my brain as I was spinning this beautiful fibre: a luxury blend of 60& Merino wool, 20% Yak, and 20% silk, Hand … Continue reading

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My JST Napkins

Here are the napkins I created for the Jane Stafford Textiles napkin exchange, and a little story about how they came to be: Annie and the Starfish Annie was both nervous and excited.  Edward had asked her to accompany him on a … Continue reading

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Napkins and Beaches

I returned home from holiday to find this in my mailbox:  Napkins from the Jane Stafford Textiles Ravelry group exchange.  I squealed with delight! Eight coordinated napkins based on the photo “Starfish on a Beach”, taken by our own Sandra. … Continue reading

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A Nice Wool Vest

Well, it has been a while since I made any clothing, or really done any real sewing.  This vest was inspired by the Peace Arch Weavers Guild 50th Anniversary celebration.  To celebrate we decided to have a fashion show.   … Continue reading

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A Diversified Way of Reducing Stash

One of my goals this year is to reduce my inventory of handspun yarns.  Really, my super stash exceeds its dedicated cupboard space. And I’m not sure buying more shelving is the way to go. Luckily, my need to reduce … Continue reading

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Experiment in Linen

I wanted to try working with linen again.  The last time I wove with linen threads was at least ten years ago, and while I ended up with some pretty nice tea towels. I remember many people saying linen was … Continue reading

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