Tag Archives: Loom

May Towels Completed

After the warp was finally on the loom correctly the weaving itself was fairly quick and easy.  For the first towel, the decorative threads were 2/8 cotton in dark green.  The design showed up as lengthwise lace threads in the … Continue reading

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May Towel Finally on the Loom

I finally have the “May Towel of the Month on the loom after a couple of false starts.  I made the choice to use 2/8 cotton in natural colour for the body of the towel, and a very pretty cable … Continue reading

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Camel and Silk

I was first struck by the “feel” of this fibre – an amazingly soft and lustrous fibre of 50% camel and 50% silk, purchased from West Coast Colour and Carding at Fibres West.  Lynne has a fabulous way of dyeing … Continue reading

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Spring Break Spinning

Well, Winter Sessions have finished and Spring Break brings a much needed teaching break.  This was my first year teaching the Spinning and Dyeing class at Place des Arts, and along with teaching some new Intermediate Weaving workshops, I experienced … Continue reading

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Silken Kaleidoscope

I recently attended Karen Selk’s Silken Kaleidoscope workshop, which was sponsored by the Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners.  Karen is a wonderful weaver, frequent contributor to Handwoven Magazine, and founder and former owner of Treenway Silk. In addition to the … Continue reading

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My Summer Project – a Double Double Weave

This summer was glorious, hot and sunny for the most part.  In between enjoying the sunshine, travel, spending time with family and friends and guild activities, I spent my spare time playing with my summer project.  This was inspired by … Continue reading

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It’s All in the Cards

Yesterday was a fun day, spent at Brenda’s (Penelope Fibre Arts) where Kim McKenna (Claddagh Fibre Arts) taught an introductory workshop on Card Weaving.  Card weaving uses a set of cards, with holes punched in the four corners.  A huge … Continue reading

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Crackle Weave Class Samples

I just finished teaching two Saturday classes on Crackle Weave.  I had a great time, and had seven participants, who told me that they had a great time also.  I worked really hard to prepare for the class and had … Continue reading

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Preparing to Weave

People often ask how long it takes to weave something, which is a very hard question to answer, because some of the time comes from years of experience, some of the time is in dreaming and experimenting, designing, choosing colours, … Continue reading

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The Queen gets a Spa Day

Finally back in my home studio and re-united with my main loom, “Queen Grump-a-Lump-Bump”, named for the sound she makes as the weaving progresses: grump-a-lump-bump, grump-a-lump-bump.  The treadle is stepped on, the shafts raised, the shuttle thrown, the treadle released, … Continue reading

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