Category Archives: Essays

Denim Dreams

Every textile, fibre, or yarn that moves through my hands sparks a thought, a memory, an emotion or a flight of imagination.  I get lost and my mind wanders, following the thread . . . . . . I have … Continue reading

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Ron and I took advantage of the long Victoria Day weekend to spend four days camping on the south Washington coast at Ocean Beaches.  We had a wonderfully quiet and peaceful camping spot away from internet, phones, and any kind … Continue reading

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Linda’s Blanket

My sister Linda had always been a sassy, spunky gal, but in early July I got the call that Linda had been diagnosed with lung cancer (yes, she was a smoker), and was to undergo Chemo right away.  I hopped … Continue reading

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Ontario in January

We just returned from a week in Ontario.  It was bitterly cold and blowing snow.  This is not normally where I would choose to vacation in January, but my husband, daughter and I went to attend the memorial service for … Continue reading

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Why Weave on a Winter Solstice?

Tomorrow is Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year.  Today it is snowing.   As I look at the snowy trees outside my window, sipping a warm cup of tea, I am thankful for the warmth of central heating inside … Continue reading

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Weaving and the Language of Visual Art

At lunch with hand-weaving and spinning friends the other day, the conversation turned to the vocabulary we use, and whether the language of painters and other visual artists can also be applied to weaving.  When creating a hand-woven work, whether … Continue reading

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