Category Archives: Techniques

More Tests

It has been a busy couple of days, what with becoming another year older and all. I only had time to run a couple more colors through. For me it ends up being like smelling different perfumes—after 3, I can’t tell the difference.

In the bottom right corner of the … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Fiber

The Second Time’s a Charm

I delivered the shawl this evening, and it was very well received. I must admit it was hard to let it go (on one hand) and a great relief to be able to cross it off my list (on the other hand)

I really liked this picture although I had … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Fiber, Turned Weft Ikat, Woven Words

Saturday Night Weaver

My silence has not been due to the fact that I haven’t been working. I don’t know if you remember this beautiful bamboo warp? Please click here to read A Cautionary Tale. I can’t stand retelling the story although it was necessary for me to re-weave the shawl. I put … Continue Reading…

Also posted in In the Studio, Weaving Philosophy

Still Weaving Every Day

Today someone asked me if I wove every day. I gave this long convoluted answer, when in reality, the answer is a simple “yes”. I don’t keep track of the inches I weave, but ever since I came home from the Saori Conference, I have made “weave every day” a … Continue Reading…

Also posted in In the Studio

Overcoming Errors


As I was winding back this lovely warp, I noticed that I had left out 3 colored stripes (between the purple and orange stripes in the center of the picture) and the orange, olive and brown stripes should be to the right of the ikat stripe rather than the left. … Continue Reading…

Also posted in In the Studio, Weaving Philosophy

Designing in the Raddle

Here I am at the place in the process of dressing the loom that most excites me. I arrange the warp chains in an order that seems pleasing. When I stepped back and looked at it, I thought there was too much black in the center.

Sadly this picture is … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Turned Weft Ikat

The What and Why of Turned Weft Ikat


Combining commercial space-dyed yarn with my ikat dyed yarn.

Every time someone asks me why I don’t just wind warps and ikat dye them instead of ikat dyeing lots of skeins and winding the warp after the yarn is dyed, I have to stop and ask myself the same question. … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Turned Weft Ikat

Dye Day #5 A

I had all these good intentions to take lots of pictures, but I only took this one of the dyeing process. I figured most dye pots look alike. The only reason I took this picture is because the dye formed some kind of foam on the surface. The other 2 … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Dyeing, Turned Weft Ikat

Dye Day #5 Eve

Here are 4 stages of Turned Weft Ikat, but not in any particular order. All the way to the right you see a bit of a cone of undyed 8/2 unmercerized cotton. The white skein is tied and ready to dye. Then there are a couple of dyed skeins … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Turned Weft Ikat

Towel Exchange, Silk Ikat Kumihimo, Cashmere Weft

What a lovely array! The purple towel is brand new. I haven’t gotten a good picture of the towel solo, but I will. By then I will have information.

As I was unpacking my samples after the Turned Weft Ikat presentation, I came upon this piece of kumihimo I made … Continue Reading…

Also posted in In the Studio, Towel Exchange