Tag Archives: Wool

Companion Scarves

I wove these two companion scarves back in February, and I am finally posting the pictures now.  They are both woven of Zephyr 50% Merino wool, 50% silk, and finish with a love soft hand and lustre. The first, for … Continue reading

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A Nice Wool Vest

Well, it has been a while since I made any clothing, or really done any real sewing.  This vest was inspired by the Peace Arch Weavers Guild 50th Anniversary celebration.  To celebrate we decided to have a fashion show.   … Continue reading

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Denim Dreams

Every textile, fibre, or yarn that moves through my hands sparks a thought, a memory, an emotion or a flight of imagination.  I get lost and my mind wanders, following the thread . . . . . . I have … 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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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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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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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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Spinning Dark and Twisty

I have been spinning this merino/tencel top from Lynne Anderson, West Coast Colour and Carding, in what she calls her dark and twisty colours.         What a pleasure to spin.  Colours that look, from a distance, like a … Continue reading

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Wet Finishing for Weavers

As weavers we know that the project isn’t finished as soon as it comes of the loom.  We need to tidy it up, fix any errors, sew the hems or twist a fringe, and otherwise make it as close to … Continue reading

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This Just in from WA

Imagine my surprise when I opened my mail today and found this! A beautiful Jarrah wood music box, playing “Waltzing Matilda”. Some Dreamee Wool top of Western Australian wool. And a wonderful hand-made card containing notes from all my weaving … Continue reading

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