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BONNIE BOLDLY FACES THE MILLENNIUM


I’ve been thinking about masks during the season of costumes, and I recall a phase of my weaving journey full of masks–the last years of the 20th century. (It seems so long ago).

There are many tutorials on YouTube on how to make a plaster … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving

New Years Picnic Anyone?

I snapped this picture on New Years Day (out my back window) on my way to bed with a winter cold. I am well over it now, but I couldn’t resist showing this picture.

My looms are almost dressed and ready to roll. Pictures and story to follow.

Hanging Around Town


Back in 1975 when I was living in Missoula, I had an exhibition of my wall hangings—cleverly called Hanging Around Town. As I was doing some sorting back in Seattle, I happened upon the poster I made for the show. It is interesting to see where I was on … Continue Reading…

Also posted in About me, Weaving Philosophy

Way to Go

The mountains of Western North Carolina are beautiful! (but you have to know where you are going). We put 500 miles on Irene’s car during my visit. She lives at least an hour away from everything, good if you want to get away and bad if you don’t drive.

We … Continue Reading…

Also posted in On the Road, Recycled Cashmere, Woven Words

Wondrous Blanky The End




Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Turned Weft Ikat

Woundrous Blanky Wash and Block

I held my breath and tossed it into the washing machine (after the tub had filled with water). I learned a bitter lesson having the water spill directly onto the fabric. I did one gentle cycle on cold and two rinse cycles (gentle cold) for a 25% shrinkage.

And here … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Tips and Tricks, Turned Weft Ikat

Woundrous Blanky Comes Together

No, that is not a tiny harpoon, it is actually a needle. The reflection of the metal from the camera flash distorted the needle shape.

Joining Tips: With most fibers, I find it best to join before washing. The big exception is chenille, but that is a story for another … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Tips and Tricks, Turned Weft Ikat

Woundrous Blanky on the Loom Five Times

Panel #1
Panel #2
Panel #3
Panel #4
Panel #5

My biggest concern was that the ikat would overwhelm the horoscope panels.

And, yes, I hand wind all of my shuttles. I always have. Since I weave with multiple strands of weft, I find it easy to control the tensions … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Tips and Tricks, Turned Weft Ikat

Woundrous Blanky Warp Chains


I arranged all the chains on the floor and figured out I could weave the blanket in five panels.
I was hoping to show you each panel on the loom in this post, but Blogger wouldn’t let me upload all five. The weaving will happen tomorrow.

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Turned Weft Ikat

Seek and Ye Shall Be Surprised at What Ye Find

While I continue to search (unsuccessfully) for an illusive document, I came upon a grant proposal I wrote and won in 1994. The Seattle Weavers Guild has an annual grant competition which I have applied to several times, but this is the only winner which I would like to share … Continue Reading…

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