Tag Archives: Scarf

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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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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Experiment in Linen

I wanted to try working with linen again.  The last time I wove with linen threads was at least ten years ago, and while I ended up with some pretty nice tea towels. I remember many people saying linen was … Continue reading

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October Wrap-up

Sorry, I wasn’t able to weave any towels in October simply because the end of September and all of October were extremely busy for me, but all in a good way.  I give you here, all of the exciting learning … 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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Summer and Winter Sample 2

The second challenge of the Summer and Winter study was to look at eight-shaft Summer and Winter weave on a one-colour warp.  On eight shafts, six blocks are available.  I chose 8/2 tencel in the colour olive green for warp.  … Continue reading

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