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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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Holiday Preparations


Once again I have woven what I refer to as Swedish Snowflakes, these towels are fun to weave and are just as fun to use in the kitchen.


On the same 17 yard warp my other favorite draft to weave for the holidays I call Nordic Stars and is just a fun to weave and great to give as a holiday gift to friends and family.



Used up some UKI pearl cotton from my stash along with a few cones of metallic yarn to experiment with a new to me overshot draft.  The picture doesn't do justice to the amount of sparkle the gold yarn imparts.


Same UKI pearl warp but different treading on this version of the runner, I can't decide which I like better.  

Better get back at it, the holidays are fast approaching and I have much to do.

Back to my looms.

Happy Weaving!

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Craft/Fiber Artists Finalist!

I am excited to be a finalist in the crafts/fiber arts category for the Martha Stewart American Made contest.  Voting begins today!

Voting runs from Sep 15th through Oct 13th

Every voter gets 6 votes per day 

If I should win the contest I plan to use the prize money for my small business, Thistle Rose Weaving to so that it can grow and expand, here's hoping!


www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/90992/crafts/thistle-rose-weaving