Tag Archives: yarn

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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A Quiet Spinning Day at Festival of the Arts

Snow has blanketed our neighbourhood, bringing calm, but making the streets a little slippery.   Snow is not all that usual in the Vancouver area, with only 2 or 3 snowfalls a winter, so we really are not used to … Continue reading

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Weaving is Fun

So much fun to be weaving again and having the projects turn out the way they are supposed to. I recently completed these Huck Lace tea towels on my four shaft floor loom.   These are woven of naturally coloured … Continue reading

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Whonnock Weavers and 2 new scarves

Yesterday I attended the Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild Annual Show and Sale.  This event stands out for several reasons.  First, the venue is spectacular!  The Whonnock Lake Centre is located in Whonnock Lake Park, and the room has lovely … Continue reading

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Soft & Squishy

Remember this?   It is now this:  four yummy skeins of soft and squishy woolen spun yarn.      I’m not sure what I am going to make with it yet, but loved the experience of spinning these natural coloured Moorit … Continue reading

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What the Heck is a Bilby?

Saturday we took a trip to Bilby Yarns, our local weaving and spinning shop here in Perth.  The shop is located at the corner of Harrison Street and Hillary Street in Willagee, a suburb south of the city.  It is … Continue reading

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Spinning Again

I have been staying in the last couple of days due to the very windy and rainy weather.  Well, the rain had to come sometime I suppose.  Now it is starting to feel a little Winter-ish, but of course, not … Continue reading

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Handspun, Handwoven

Here are my latest weaving efforts.  I started with 100 gms of a wonderful soft braid of fibre from Sweet Georgia.  The blend was 50% merino, 25% bamboo viscose, and 25% tussah silk in a colour called tavern.  The colours … Continue reading

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