Tag Archives: cotton

Overshot on Plaid

Over the last year or so, I have been working through a series of scarves in Overshot and exploring the variations of this weave structure.  In today’s scarves, I have been influenced by the lessons of Jane Stafford and her … Continue reading

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Point Twill Towels and Runner

Fresh kitchen towels, in earthy, spicy colours.  Pasta sauce simmering on the back of the stove.  Children’s laughter drifting down the stairs.  My ever-present companion Luci.  A good day to be safe at home. Four towels, freshly finished, in spice-coloured … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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