Category Archives: In the Studio

A Plain Weaver Takes a Holiday

Once every ten years or so I like to crank up all 8 harnesses and all 10 treadles just for the fun of it. (and also to see if I really can do it)(grin)

This is an harness block twill, inspired by Coby Johnson, current president of the Missoula Weavers … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Talking Threads, Towel Exchange, Woven Words

Computer Problems

I am unable to upload any of my recent images nor am I able to print anything from my computer. I will do both of these things as soon as I am able. It may well be that a new computer is in order.

Meanwhile, I am braiding fringe on … Continue Reading…

Going on the Loom

I like to divide the process of setting up the loom into several small steps. (especially since I am teaching a Kumihimo workshop tomorrow for the Missoula Weavers Guild.)

I do love the step below. It is the first time I get to see what the warp looks like.

Stash Reduction/Stash Expansion: ZYG in 2012

How to achieve ZYG–Zero Yarn Growth:

I don’t have a huge yarn stash, but I certainly do have one. Over the years, one acquires yarn to precious to use up or trade away. Because I have moved 3 times in as many years, I have de-stashed quite a bit, but … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Fiber, Ideas, Weaving Philosophy

A Personal Weaving Retreat


On Christmas morning I will begin weaving a Blessing Blanket

With all of the free flowing joy and celebration happening, I decided to use the energy to weave at this time. I have never spent Christmas in a personal weaving retreat, but it will surely be a joyous celebration. Take … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Recycled Cashmere, Woven Words

Still Too Busy to Blog


But not too busy to cook! I was invited to friends for Thanksgiving and decided to make a breadless dressing. I won’t bore you with the entire list of ingredients except to say three of them: morel mushrooms, chestnuts, and wild rice.
I am mostly getting ready for my show … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Exhibition, Ikat Jewelry, Woven Words

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch…er Apartment



Will weaving in the new studio bother the neighbor? Will I be comfortable in a more confined space? What do I want to weave?



I always think it is a good idea to eliminate as many variables as possible, so I thought Gandhi’s horoscope weaving was —well, peaceful at the … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving

AND GARY?



Well, he has found a home in the country. See the nice view from his window.And he is in great company! The vacuum insisted on getting into the picture (grin) All looms are currently at rest.

Gary looks so small in comparison with the 13′ loom.



And here is … Continue Reading…

The Shifting Whispering Studio


So I had been weaving for a full 10 minutes when the downstairs neighbor came knocking on my door. She said that it sounded like an army marching on her head. I knew this might be a possibility as jack looms tend to be somewhat loud (and after living here … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Moving

It’s Funny How the Least Little Thing Can Stop a Gal


Although I haven’t posted in a little over a week, my life has been quite full of non-weaving (and totally magnificent things which I will tell you about at another time). I arrived at this point in winding back my “Almost Ikat/Color Horoscope Weaving” and suffered what I like to … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Almost Ikat, Color Horoscope Weaving