Tag Archives: Handweaving

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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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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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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September Towel – Turned Monk’s Belt

With Turned Monk’s Belt both the background and the pattern threads are contained in the warp and this weave thus requires only one shuttle to weave the weft.  The pattern will appear as vertical stripes in the finished towels. I’m … Continue reading

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