I was approached by the delightful food blogger, Susan Moran who writes - theviewfromgrandisland.com blog if she could feature my weaving and Etsy shop on her bi-weekly artisan series. It has been humbling and delightful to read the wonderful comments her blog readers have left about my work. Makes all the time I spend at the loom more than worth the effort when people who don't weave recognize why I do what I do. Thank you Susan for a wonderful experience!
Just pulled two wool overshot rugs from my Swedish loom. They are both woven in a overshot pattern that I designed using graph paper. One rug shows the cream side - and the other of course is the opposite showing the blue side. Lots of heavy beating to get the Swedish rug warp to bend to my will thankfully it eventually cooperated.
Cream side up!
Blue side up!
Guess you can guess from the pictures that I am a clog wearer. I admit I have worn clogs since I was a teen in the 70's and have never looked back. Danskos are my favorite but if I ever find another pair of Olaf Daughter clogs they will be mine!
Continuing with my New Year's resolution to weave more Swedish weaving drafts I decided to return to the simplicity of Monk's belt. Red and white hand towels woven in traditional patterns are something that I never tire of, how about you?