Category Archives: Ideas

Mental Blogging

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My silence is due to a slight flu relapse, but while I have not been “doing” very much in the way of writing or weaving, my … Continue Reading…

Exploring Not So Plain Weave with Jockey Hollow Weavers

I am an hour away from leaving to teach a Turned Weft Ikat Workshop in Bellingham WA, but I couldn’t leave without posting about the delightful workshop I taught to a more than delightful guild in New Jersey, the Jockey Hollow Weavers. I’m still not exactly sure where exactly … Continue Reading…

Also posted in On the Road, Workshops

Percolation

CASHMERE/BAMBOO GREETING CARDS

I have so many ideas in my head and projects started that I haven’t known where to begin to write about it. Let me just pick up any old thread and follow it today, and see where it takes me.

Before I begin, let me say once Continue Reading…

Also posted in Greeting Cards, Promotion

On The Edge


Although my edges are often admired, I have struggled with them for…ummm…48 years. A recent wonderful post by Cally got me thinking about edges in addition to my recent foray into twill. I have to say I was really pleased with the edges on the twill scarf, so I thought … Continue Reading…

More Finding the Colors Within

A VIRTUAL QUILT CREATED BY THE WHIDBEY WEAVERS GUILD

Several years ago I taught the workshop FINDING THE COLORS WITHIN. I asked for a scanned copy of each students’ woven collages. There were 64 woven collages, each one measuring 4″ x 4″. They actually were 4″ x 5″, but I

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Also posted in Other's Efforts, Teaching, Techniques

Finding the Color Within

Several years ago, I was teaching a workshop called “Finding the Color Within”. It consisted of creating a series of personal collages based on specific themes. What does this have to do with weaving, you might ask? I feel many weavers have a hard time with color in general. They … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Teaching, Workshops

The Ultimate Warping Reel

Before regaling you with more exciting pictures of my closets and piles of trash, I just had to post these pictures. I had been searching for these for several years (another benefit of moving)

About 10 years ago I taught a Color Horoscope Weaving Workshop at the Redwood Empire Weavers. … Continue Reading…

Also posted in On the Road, Other's Efforts, Photo Archives, Workshops

Birthday Postposed Due to Lack of Interest

Have you ever had a great idea? And then had 10 great ideas? And soon there were so many ideas swirling around in your brain that you could hardly brush your teeth and get dressed in the morning?

Birthday Wish Collage entitled: ONE WORLD WEAVERS.

I had lots of great … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Promotion

Picture Fixing

While it is easier in the long run to take pictures with a solid background, most often I find I am snapping a picture like this–on my not too attractive ironing board cover.

This picture is my latest bamboo/cashmere scarf. I delivered it last night to the fellow who last Continue Reading…

Looking Forward

Sometimes I feel wrong sitting in my comfy warm studio weaving away with beautiful yarns on my wonderful looms while much of the world is in chaos (or worse). How can I justify weaving ?

To explore my feelings, I wrote a list of my wishes for the world and … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Weaving Philosophy