More tools

I admit it. I don’t usually use a temple. (It’s a tool designed to pull the selvedges [sides] of the weaving out toward the sides of the loom.) I know plenty of weavers use them every single time. Me? I use one rarely. Mostly when I’m getting too much draw in (when the weft […]

New aprons

An apron isn’t just something you wear when you cook. In the weaving world, an apron is a piece of sturdy cloth that’s important to the functioning of your loom. A month ago I showed you the worn out, ripped apron on my Macomber. Instead of buying fabric and making new aprons, I took […]

Temporary fix

How beautiful is that warp?! My brain can’t stop thinking about what I’ll use for weft and what I’ll make out of the fabric that I weave. But first I have to weave the 2 wraps for KG.

I got the warp beamed, threaded, and tied on to the front apron. I wove […]

Sigh and sigh again

The yarn for my next 2 warps of baby wraps should arrive on Monday. Meanwhile I got my counterbalance loom ready for some Christmas presents. Measured 430 threads, threaded the heddles and reed, tied onto the front apron, and wove a few pics to test the threading. I didn’t see any, so I proceeded.

I […]

Playing with pockets

When I do a show, it’s important (to me, at least) that I have something small, something that doesn’t cost a lot and that people can pick up at the checkout stand. My bookmarks are a must-have for that purpose. I’ve made mug rugs before and may make some again, but the ones I’ve […]