Sunday, February 22, 2015

Red Rocks of Utah



Inspired by the red rock formations in the desert areas of Utah, the organic cotlin yarns in these drall block towels represent the colors found on a bright summer day.


The grayish blue in this towel reminds me of the ever present sage brush found out west.  The yellows remind me of the sandstone formations seen in the Utah desert.  The rusty red, browns and oranges are all present in the rock formations of Zion National Park.



These three towels show the diversity of textures and colors that can be found in the Utah desert, each more lovely than the last.  

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Mother Nature's Fine Art





He who works with is hands is a laborer.

He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.  

He who works with his hands, his head, and his heart, is an artist.

-St. Francis of Assisi


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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Fiesta Time

Found some great organic cotton in bright fiesta colors to weave up some towels.


This is the proverbial last towel of the warp and of course as is my way, I love it the best of the run.  Used up the remaining bobbins of yarn to weave this towel.  At the price of yarn these days, nothing goes to waste.


Same warp, different treadling creates a nice optical illusion of circles.


Bright pink weft yarn brings out the pattern in a different way.


Teal weft really changes the overall look of the towel.

 Love to create different looks when weaving on a single warp - it keeps me engaged and thinking what I can do to create something totally my own.

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

From One, Many

From one warp I was able to weave many different towels and a table runner.


The soldier blue, sunny yellow and white drall blocks in this towel always remind me of traditional Swedish hand woven towels.


Periwinkle blue, purple and white bring to mind spring flowers like a pansy or possibly some violets picked fresh from my yard.


Thought I should weave up something that is very strongly influenced by traditional weaving in 
Scandinavian countries.  You can never go wrong with a black and white color palate.


Maybe I should have woven a few more of this style of towel.  Much to my delight this towel sold within 20 minutes of listing it in my shop.


Yes, this table runner was also done on the same warp as the towels above.  I really like the patterning and the soft blue stripes, they were a joy to weave.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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