Tag Archives: Loom

Paper and Linen

The navy and green scarf is completed, off the loom and finished.  I love the crispness of the scarf, but it is definitely scratchy and straw-like.  It will work as a scarf if it is tucked under a jacket lapel, … 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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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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August Towels Completed at Last

August was a month of travelling as well as hot, hot, dry days with severe watering restrictions that destroyed my lawn and garden.  Then the last three days brought in a strong and windy storm that knocked over trees with … Continue reading

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