Author Archives: spinweaverbarbara

About spinweaverbarbara

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

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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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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Goodbye January, Hello February

My mini-quilt for January is completed, and here it is shown both front and back.  I have included on the front a piece of every thread that passed through my hands and used in some capacity throughout the month of … Continue reading

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