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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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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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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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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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February – A Month of Love

Ah, sweet February, a short month that brings us days that grow increasingly longer.  As winter slowly releases its grip, and with Valentine’s Day smack in the middle, I found time to reflect on the loves in my life. These … Continue reading

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Swedish Lace Towels Draft and Instructions

For those of you who asked, I am including here the full draft and instructions for weaving the Swedish Lace Towels. I wanted to use traditional Swedish Lace to the fullest on four shafts, so I worked out a profile … Continue reading

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January – A Time for Swedish Lace

Yes, I know it’s late, but here we go anyway.  For January, I decided to make some towels in Swedish Lace.  I worked up a simple two block profile draft and then used traditional Swedish Lace threading to make the … Continue reading

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