Tag Archives: Silk

I Never Felt More Like Spinning the Blues

So the 1950’s song by Guy Mitchell (I never felt more like singing the blues) was running through my brain as I was spinning this beautiful fibre: a luxury blend of 60& Merino wool, 20% Yak, and 20% silk, Hand … 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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Fibre Focus 2015 – Lynden, Washington

Every two years, the Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds(ANWG) hosts a conference for the associated guilds.  For 2015 there was no guild willing to host a full conference, so the Whatcom Weavers and the Peace Arch Weavers joined together to … Continue reading

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Spinning in Edenvale

Last week I spent three days in spinning bliss at the annual Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild retreat at the Edenvale Retreat and Conference Centre in Abbotsford.  Set in a beautiful country setting I had a great time relaxing … 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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