I realize I haven’t been keeping up, but it was either weave or blog. You know what won. Here is how I often wind an “Almost Ikat” warp. (lots of small bouts which I can arrange once I am at the loom)


It is most interesting to me to watch … Continue Reading…

Posted in Almost Ikat

Festival of Scarves

I was going to call this–A SCARF A DAY– but after 4 days, my back said to slow down. But let me tell you how difficult it is… The yarn is so beautiful! Thank you Mountain Colors!

And a weft of 3 shades of recycled cashmere (hereafter to be known … Continue Reading…

Posted in Almost Ikat, Recycled Cashmere

Salt Lake Splendor

What an AMAZING workshop! I think it was my very best!

Everyone arrived with their horoscope warps on the loom and ready to go.
There were 15 students (my maximum), and what a great group of ladies!
Sadly I didn’t get good images of everyone at the loom (“good” is … Continue Reading…

Posted in Almost Ikat, Color Horoscope Weaving, Other's Efforts, Teaching, Woven Words

Ah, the palette is cleared

I have to say that after all these years, these moments remain some of my favorite.

In case you haven’t been following, this is my own horoscope woven in 8/2 Tencel. I love to experiment with weft colors and ended up using a variegated Tencel that gives and added dimension. … Continue Reading…

Posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Fiber, Techniques

Clearing the pallette

Yes, it’s true! I can weave without color. I call it clearing the palette. It is quite refreshing, actually.

Many years ago, a lovey gentleman gave me 50 cashmere sweaters to recycle. In exchange I was to weave him scarves. I had woven him 3 scarves, but there was still … Continue Reading…

Posted in Commissions, Recycled Cashmere

And Weaving

Sometimes I believe the warps are better before they are woven, but not in this case. This particular horoscope weaving incites my “aura envy” (grin). Webs Yarn makes several variegated tencel colorways. My client selected

This particular colorway is called Mountain Stream.

Always my favorite moment—cutting off the loom.

This … Continue Reading…

Posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Yarn

Yes, I am Still Alive

After a rather long break, here is weaving going on the loom! And now I begin the season of  Tencel, hopefully a fiber for all seasons. I’ll have to weave at least a dozen pieces before I know enough about Tencel. I remember that I turned my nose up when … Continue Reading…

Posted in About me, Color Horoscope Weaving, Yarn


I have had the recent pleasure of teaching beginning weaving to a wonderful group at Living Art of Montana.

In a series of 4 classes, students created the pieces below. Upon completion, students were asked to write a paragraph starting with WEAVING IS…..
Each student put a few words from … Continue Reading…

Posted in Service, Teaching, Workshops


I couldn’t decide which image I liked the best, so here they all are.  The Buddha was the only model I could find. Please click here for previous details of scarf.

 Posing with blooming chives.

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Posted in Almost Ikat, Recycled Cashmere


It has been a mighty long time since I’ve done anything on the computer except for hanging out on FB and nothing much on the loom. Sometimes our journeys take us in unexpected directions.  So FINALLY I got out my purply and neutrally un-knitted cashmere and picked out 4 that … Continue Reading…

Posted in Almost Ikat, Recycled Cashmere