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 […]

Not like me

My regular readers will know I am not a sampler. I don’t put extra warp on the loom, weave a piece, cut it off, and wet finish it to learn things. I just go for it.

Why, then, did I feel a need to do some sample dyeing? I can’t really say. But I did […]

Another pattern, another tunic

On the 23rd I had all my presents made and decided to make the muslin for that other tunic pattern. Although it was a raglan sleeve, not set-in sleeve like the first one, I thought about the modifications I had to make for that first pattern and applied them to this sleeve. The muslin fit […]

Successful sewing

Back in November I took a workshop at the Weaving and Fiber Arts Center. Called The Fit is Fine, this 4-hour workshop, taught by Val DeVries, was all about how to fit a standard pattern to fit your body. Since I’d previously had such disastrous results when working with my handwoven fabric, I was really […]

Decoration fun

Last night 5 women and I created wreaths from all-natural (ok, almost all natural if you’re going to be picky) decorations and a hand-tied bow. They are all beautiful! If I had taken the time to shoot them against a neutral background, instead of on top of the newspaper used to protect the tables, you’d […]