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…

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 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…

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…

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…