Diamonds & silk

Once I got that silk from my last post threaded, weaving went smoothly. Although as I noted, it was 20/2 silk, not the 30/2 silk I’d planned on. So the sett was closer than I’d have made it; as a result, the motif was substantially elongated instead of square. I figured as long as I […]

Not about weaving

It’s very unusual that I write a post that has nothing to do with weaving. This is one such post.

I’m catching up on my Radiolab listening, and just listened to this podcast. I found it thought provoking, and it covers a topic that I believe is definitely in need of discussion and consideration in […]

Making time…and losing it

I successfully wove, fringed, and wet finished the three scarves on the ‘springtime’ warp. All 3 are commercially dyed 8/2 tencel for both warp and weft.

First up has a black weft with a straight treadling. Here’s the full scarf and a closeup so you can see both sides of the finished piece.

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Dungeon but no dragon

I spent 5+ hours in my basement today. With its concrete floor and unfinished nature, my basement is a very functional space, especially for dyeing. But comfortable, bright, or cheery it is not. Rather dungeon-like, actually.

2 yellows and an orange

Warp painting is a many-day process for me. On Monday spent several hours […]

Springtime warp

Spring brings bright colors to the outdoors. And to the loom. This is a tencel warp for three scarves that I’ll weave in an undulating twill.