Experimenting with Hand Dyed Warps and Wefts

For me, weaving is such a journey. I absolutely love this adventure in fiber arts. Lately I’ve been seeing so many beautiful creations from other weavers using painted warps and I couldn’t wait to give it a try. After painting my warp using the ice dyeing technique (see the Experimenting…

Handwoven Table Runner in Overshot

My grandmother was a weaver. She taught weaving in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for many years in her basement studio. I didn’t, however, learn to weave from my grandmother. I just lived too far away and weaving isn’t something you can just pick up from weekend visits. Learning to weave came…

Experimenting with Ice Dyeing

My Facebook feed has been loaded with posts of beautiful warps which have been ice dyed. They are absolutely wonderful. I’ve been wanting to dye a warp using this method for quite some time and just haven’t found the courage– that is up until now. I’ve read numerous blog posts…

Fun with M’s and O’s and Huck

I’ve been wanting to make bath towels for a while now. I just haven’t found the right structure or pattern that worked. Well, that’d would be up until now. For the past two years I’ve been taking online weaving classes through Jane Stafford’s School of Weaving. The classes are amazing…

“A Little Bit Longer” M’s and O’s Baby …

M’s and O’s Baby Blanket We have a little problem. My sweet little granddaughter is quickly outgrowing the baby blanket I wove for her before she was born. She’s now 6 months old and when I wrap her up in her blanket to cuddle on the couch her little feet…

A Baby Blanket for Kemper

We are certainly in a fun period of our lives. My own children, along with my nieces and nephews, are starting families of their own. Right now it looks like we’ll be having quite a few girl grand babies in our family and my niece,Marissa’s baby, Kemper is expected to…

Handwoven Turned Twill Dishtowels

Sometimes you just need a little inspiration. I was in a creative lull when I walked past my neighbor’s beautiful garden with these cone flowers in full bloom. My neighbor, Mark, and his wife, Cathy, are master gardeners and their yard is often full of flowers that change with the…