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…

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…

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…

My M’s and O’s Baby Blanket

Do you have a certain weaving structure that you are just drawn to? For me, that’s M’s and O’s. I’m not sure exactly why but the texture that’s formed with the adjacent plain weave and rib weave blocks is just amazing. It’s so incredible the difference between the weaving that’s…

What is Twill?

When I started my weaving journey, I wove many dishtowels. For a beginning weaver, dishtowels are the perfect projects. You are able to explore different weaving patterns and experiment with color combinations and, to top it all off, you can use your creation right away. For my few first projects,…

Weaving Samples

Full transparency here – weaving samples is not my favorite thing to do. Despite the advice of several of my more experienced weaving friends, I’ve avoided weaving samples for quite some time now. Some of my projects turned out great- some not so great, but I was willing to throw…