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…

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…

How to Dye Silk Yarn

During the Covid years I started taking online weaving classes. If there’s anything good that came out of dealing with Covid I guess it could be that so many expert weavers, who typically teach in person, started to teach online. One of those expert weavers who teach online is Jane…

How To Paint a Warp

I am super excited to start this project! My very good friend is going to be a grandma soon and I wanted to weave an extra special blanket for her first grandchild. For as long as I could remember, her daughter, Kaitlyn, has been fascinated with outer space. In fact,…

Dyeing Wool with Sabraset Acid Dyes

It’s a beautiful fall day in northern Michigan! The weather can change on a dime during this time of year so we have to make the best of these last few nice days to get out into the dye studio. Dyeing is much more pleasant to do when there’s no…

Dyeing Straps for a Tote Bag

Have you ever started a project that somewhat took on a life of its own? That’s how I feel about this project. It started off simple. My daughter Lizzie is getting married and we wanted to make special gifts for her six bridesmaids. The idea was for her to design…