Monday, August 26, 2013

I Need Your Help

 
                                   Could I please ask you to vote for my shop?



I have entered the Martha Stewart American Made 2013 Contest and hope to be recognized as a maker who is helping to revive lost art forms and a person who is helping to push the American made movement forward.  I am in the running to win $10,000 which I plan to use to upgrade my looms and open a working studio where I can demonstrate and teach weaving.


                              Voting begins August 26 and ends September 13.


You can view my entry at:    http://marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/81691


I know this is a long shot, but I hope it is the first step to making my dreams come true.




Just finished weaving and assembling more of my cotlin and linen coasters this week.   Although the warp is quick to warp and weave the assembly does some time to accomplish.










Enjoy your week.

Happy Weaving!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

New Beginnings & Dreams


Last weekend I had a chance to drive up north to visit with our daughter's family and meet our newest Grandson.  Our daughter Amy is holding her new baby, David while big sister Kaya is looking on.  What a lovely group don't you think?



Here is a better shot of our new baby, he is a real squiggle-butt - he loves to stretch and wriggle around whenever he is awake.  What joy this little one brings to our family.


Sitting across the table from his Mother and new baby brother is our wonderful Grandson, Christian.  My husband and I are just thrilled to have three Grandchildren, we view it as one more little one to spoil!



My other big news is----

I have entered the Martha Stewart American Made 2013 Contest and hope to be recognized as a maker who is helping to revive lost art forms and a person who is helping to push the American made movement forward.  I am in the running to win $10,000 which I plan to use to upgrade my looms and open a working studio where I can demonstrate and teach weaving.

Voting begins August 26th.

You can view my entry at:


I know this is a long shot, but I hope it is the first step to making my dreams come true.
Please vote August 26th.

Happy Weaving! 


Friday, August 9, 2013

Taming Wild Linen

After several years of using linen in the weft of textiles I decided to tighten my belt and use some beautiful variegated linen in both warp and weft.


The weft in this runner is a softly variegated salmon and dark beige combination that has been rattling around in my stash for eons.


Don't you love it that changing the way we treadle a draft can produce so many different looking results.  The warp and weft created an almost ikat looking weave in this table runner.


These napkins where a pleasure to weave using some beautiful bleached linen as the weft.  Somehow the resulting pattern reminds me of Aspen trees up in the Rockies.

  
The last set of napkins really show off the graduations of beige to white in the linen yarn.  Have to say that this warp was a joy to weave.  Taming the wild springy linen was not as difficult as I imagined it would be, a few spritzes of rose scented water on the warp threads did the trick.  

Happy Weaving

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