Saturday, December 27, 2008


I'm ruminating on the blanket.. here are some of the yarns, and a palette starting to develop.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Guild Design Challenge

Another Guild project this fall is a design challenge. We're using some photos my brother took, as inspirational jumping off points. I'm still, um, ensnared by all my white linen, so I wove a small piece based on La Luz. Hopefully a blanket will also materialize.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Remember all that white linen?

I put up 10 yards of half-bleached 8/1 linen this summer, and am slowly weaving my way through it. I've pulled the first 3 towels off. These are very rustic towels, sort of pleasantly coarse and scratchy. The blue weft is a singles linen I've had in my stash since the early 80's and a big reason why I put the warp up. I wove 2 towels with it about 20 years ago, and had yarn left over. They're really sauna towels, but I like them as hand towels.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Guild Color Study-- The Black and White Warp

Here is the second of the Guild color studies- this one is a warp that is half white and half black. I"m using mostly cottolin for the weft, and some natural linen. I ended up taking out the lime green, it just didn't work, but the close-up is nice :) There is also a shades of grey warp, and a poly-chrome crackle-weave warp coming. I'll post those as they get here.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Guild Color Study-- The Rainbow Warp

One of the things keeping me busy this fall was our the WSSA guild color group-- we warped several looms, I've lost track of how many. The first warp to come my way was a rainbow colored one

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Monk's Belt

After experimenting a bit with various pattern wefts, this is what I decided on. The warp is a 12/1 unbleached linen, as is the background weft. The pattern weft is a wool singles from 'Färgkraft" with little accents in blue wool.

Finally Sätergläntan

I went back to Sätergläntan in Sweden this year. I did a sort of independent study of Monk's Belt, and explored weaving with straw. It was great fun.

Next warp!

Just before I left for Sweden I put a new warp on my loom. It's a 8/1 linen, half-bleached. I want to do a series of large hand-towels, partly to have as gifts, but also as color exercises. The threading will be a goose-eye variant. I like goose-eye-- it has a classic feeling to it, but can still feel very modern to me. And I like the symmetry of it. I used a trapeze this time to warp, and really liked that, it really helped.

One more pic of the White Rug

Saturday, August 2, 2008

One Blue one White. Same warp.

I always think it's fun to see everything I've made on one warp in one place.

Moving on from BLUE

I had a bit of warp left after the two blue rugs and wove a white one. Real practical, I know. It's going in the bathroom. I like the way the warp shows up in this one

Yowza it's been since APRIL??

OK so time flies. ... I've been weaving not blogging I guess.
The rugs are done. Here's what the second blue one looks like.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Second Blue Rug in progress

Here's the second rug.. this is the one made from dyed sheeting I got at the Goodwill.  I used 7 oz of 'Lapis' Procion dye on about 5 lbs of fabric in the washing machine... in case anyone wonders.  It's hard to get the color right in a picture-- it's actually somewhere in between these two. I'm using the same double rosepath pattern as the first rug, but without the tabby shots of rugwarp, so it's a little more like a twill.

Monday, April 7, 2008

First Blue Rug is finished!

First Blue rug is finished! Here's a close up. I've started the second. That one is going to be all blue, no little flecks of color. 

Friday, February 29, 2008


The Blue Rug is beginning to take shape.

Friday, February 15, 2008

PIctures only a weaver could like

I think I'm turning into one of those loons that like to warp. It's just so immensely satisfying to see all those little threads lining up.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Next warp!

It's time for the next project. I'm making rugs. The warp will be mostly blue, I took a strand each of two different shades. I should be weaving again soon.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Monday, January 14, 2008

July 11,2008

Well the Stitch and Bitch Page a Day Calendar finally showed up today and the Kid's gloves start on July 11.  Fun to see!

Friday, January 11, 2008

A Cure

Yesterday was the 8th anniversary of my initial breast cancer.
Why a Phoenix. A glorious bird that rises from it's own ashes. Also the symbol of San Francisco where I was born :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Here are the Charts for the Kids' Gloves

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Linen Repp Weave table runner

And here is a close up of the repp weave......

New Loom!

Lucky me. I finally got the loom of my dreams, it's a 110 cm Glimåkra. Here is the linen repp weave I'm working on, my first project on it. Next up are some rugs and then we'll see where it goes from there.