Category Archives: Commissions

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…

Also posted in Recycled Cashmere

TA DA!

The weather has greatly improved, and TA DA, the tencel/cashmere shawl is completed and delivered.

And I already got a jump on the next Color Horoscope Weaving.

 Once again I am using tencel. I had some tension problems on the last piece, so we’ll see if I managed to iron … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Recycled Cashmere

AS THE BLIZZARD, SO THE SHUTTLE

 Amazing weather out there, so what’s a gal to do? Weave, of course!

This is my first Color Horoscope Weaving with Tencel warp (and recycled cashmere weft). I have done a few sample pieces wanting to see if I am able to launder in the washing machine and dry in … Continue Reading…

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This is More Like It

This used to be my most favorite part of weaving. In fact it used to be the whole reason for weaving—the moment when I cut it off the loom.


I must admit that this step still has a great deal of appeal, but now it is accompanied by a hint … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving

Surprise and Delight


Here is the next installment as promised. What you see below is where I am at this moment.


I am somewhat stymied as to weft selection.


So when in doubt, try them all!


I am particularly delighted with the patterns created by the variegated yarn. (especially when I think of … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Almost Ikat, Color Horoscope Weaving

Commission Inspires A New Palette


There is nothing like a new set a parameters to spark new ideas.

My client wants a shawl she take traveling with her—
1. light weight
2. neutral colors
3. with almost ikat
4. dimensions similar to this but the almost ikat shouldn’t be as blocky

She likes the look … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Almost Ikat, Color Horoscope Weaving

Completions


Life has interfered with my postings, but not with my weaving. I will share some life stuff soon, but the weaving is certainly more interesting.

These were the two winning colors.


Yes, my favorite part!

These scarves came out very well. I did not get as good a picture as … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Turned Weft Ikat, Woven Words

HEMMING AND HAWING

THE HEMMING: For some strange reason I can’t seem to get myself to cut apart those ikat towels. While I am working up the (umph) to cut, I hemmed the Irene’s Baby Blanket and got it shipped off. I really love the subtle effect of the variegated yarn around each … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Woven Words

Getting Back in the Groove

It’s taken me several days to sink back into a schedule. I like to take advantage of holidays to get work done because it is so quiet with very few distractions. I stopped weaving for a bit and went up on the roof to try out the fireworks setting on … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Recycled Cashmere, Turned Weft Ikat, Woven Words

A Word About Cashmere Dollars

What are Cashmere Dollars, you might ask? Every (imperfect) cashmere sweater a person sends me gives them a $50 credit towards a custom designed scarf/shawl up to 80% of the total cost of the weaving. Most weaving purchased with Cashmere Dollars becomes a Woven Words scarf, but Fran from Calgary … Continue Reading…

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