Tag Archives: Textiles

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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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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Icelandic Sheep fleece study

I joined a spinning study group – two days to focus on spinning fleece from one breed of sheep.  Our study for September 2015 was Icelandic Sheep.  What a lovely range of colours. Judith presented background information on the history … 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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April Flowers for Towels

I’m so enjoying the warm, sunny days of Spring, and even a little rain has not dampened my spirits.  I was in the mood for some fresh kitchen towels, both for myself, and for future sales.  These towels are based … 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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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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