Monday, January 5, 2015

2014, A Busy Year

2014 was a year of change in my weaving studio.  Looms were purchased, looms were sold and my perfect dream loom a 47" 10h/14t Glimakra Standard countermarch loom was found, purchased, refurbished and installed in my studio.

Sunna, my beloved Glimakra waiting for her maiden warp

2014 was a busy year for weaving, many yards of warp crossed through the heddles and reeds of my looms.  Rainbow hued taquete towels were woven by the dozens.


Rainbow taquete towels, I have lost count how many of these towels I have woven over the last year.

Projects in linen, pure silk, cotlin, wool, cotton, tencel and a mystery rayon have been completed.  


Pure silk bridal shawl with lovely sparkly beads added to the hemstitched fringe.

Many different drafts have been incorporated into my work.  Tabby, taquete, huck lace, gebrochene, double weave, summer and winter and one of my favorites, overshot have all been threaded and woven this year.


Summer and winter Swedish Holiday runner.

2014 was a year full of weaving, loom buying and selling and learning.

I hope that 2015 will be just as rewarding.

Happy Weaving!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Winter Blues


A weaving friend suggested that I use this draft and weave it with a blue background.  Her suggestion was just perfect I think.  The cobalt blue back ground with the silver trees and snowflakes really sparkles in the light.  I can picture this runner on a holiday table with candles burning brightly.

Back to my looms.

Happy Weaving!

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Golden Stars


Red and gold tencel ladies shawl I just finished.  Love working with tencel, is is easy to warp, weave and then to make it even better if finishes like a dream.

Back to my looms.

Happy Weaving!

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A Swedish Weaving Goddess



After 14 hours of windshield time this past weekend my dream loom is home and sitting in my studio.   She is a  47" 10 shaft/12 treadle Glimakra Standard Countermarch and I am over the moon with happiness.


You will note that she doesn't have her heddles mounted yet, that project will be completed over the next few days and then it will be time for her maiden voyage.

Her name is Sunna.  Sunna is a Swedish weaving goddess in mythology.  Who knew I would fall so hard for a big blonde Swedish girl?  

Lessons learned - dreams to do come true .....  and  .... never ever ever sell a loom you really love.


Back to my looms.

Happy Weaving!

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Two For The Price Of One

My dear sister Skyped me last week with an urgent request, would I be willing to weave up some throws for two of her friends?  The throws are to be surprise gifts for these ladies, thankfully they live on different continents and do not know each other so I could weave them up without changing the treadling or tie up.



Went through my yarn stash and found two cones of Monte Cristo yarn, warped up enough for the throws and commenced getting busy.  Two days later the throws are complete and ready to be shipped out.

I was pleased with the finished product, they are light, airy, very soft and easy care.  Now that is my kind of simple weaving project.



Stay tuned to see what I am bringing home this weekend to replace the Loomcraft! 

Back to my looms.

Happy Weaving!

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Evening Stars

Outside Beauty Shot

No one ever told me how hard it is to weave with black tencel let alone how hard it is to properly photograph.  This was a one day project from start to finish which has to be a weaving record for me.

Inside Beauty Shot

I was pleased that I finally found a project I could use the sparkly rayon slub yarn that has been languishing in my stash for eons.

The model for my evening shawl is a dress dummy I covered with the catalog pages from a Sears and Roebuck catalog circa 1870 or so.

Back to my looms.

Happy Weaving!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Coasting Along


My weaving project for the week has been some handwoven beverage coasters.  Some people call them mug rugs but I think these are far too nice to be called mug rugs.  


Dark Forest Green perle cotton really stands out against the snow white background on these coasters.

This was a fun project to weave, I enjoyed watching the each block pattern develop as I threw the shuttle.

Next up on the looms are some baby blankets.

Back to my looms.

Happy Weaving!

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