A Very Special Handwoven Baby Blanket

Oh, to be a grandma. My friends who have grandchildren have always told me you never know this kind of love. It is so true. We’ve been anxiously awaiting the birth of our first grandchild and on June 22 we were blessed with a sweet little girl named Margot. For…

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…

A Handwoven Baby Blanket in Plain Weave

I’m on a baby blanket making roll! My little granddaughter is due in July and I’m experimenting with different yarns and patterns in hopes of making that all time perfect blanket. I really want to try to get some texture into my new blankets so I purchased a textured/twisted cotton…

Even More Handwoven Baby Blankets

Oh the baby blanket saga continues. I really love experimenting with design and using different yarns to create baby blankets. I just have so many ideas and not enough looms. Okay, I actually have quite a few looms, but never enough shafts and certainly not enough time. Our family will…

A Handwoven Scarf Just in Time for Winter

I just love yarn- really I love yarn. I can’t say that I’m a yarn hoarder, at least not yet, but I’m well on my way. There’s nothing like finding some beautiful, shimmery, soft and squishy yarn and to top it off, in the colors that you love. I came…

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…

The Fibonacci Sequence in Weaving

I have a near total aversion to math. I have many childhood memories of sitting at the kitchen table doing my math homework with my dad in tears. I was definitely an English Language Arts student who loved to write poetry, and as I became older, gravitated more towards the…