Category Archives: Towel Exchange

It’s Hard to Hit a Moving Target

I’m on the move again. I just had to take a break though and share my THIRD ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF MOVING. The movers come on Tuesday, and I am far from ready.

The good news is that Grace and Gary will be reunited.


More good news is that I only … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Moving, Teaching

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 In the Studio, Talking Threads, Woven Words

Making Lemonade and Paying it Forward and Loose Ends


Several months ago, there appeared on Facebook the opportunity to Pay It Forward. If you were among the first 5 people to respond, the person who posted would send you a gift of something they had made (within the upcoming year). In turn, you had to post on your page … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Turned Weft Ikat, Woven Words

Too Busy to Blog


I love the blogging community! My 4 years of blogging has brought me more pleasure and friends than I could ever imagine. I have been struggling to keep up in the midst of so much change in my life. I can hardly believe that I will be moving again within … Continue Reading…

Also posted in About me, Kits, Moving, Teaching

Towel Exchange: Maybe I Should Have Taken Notes


It was hard to decide what to call this blog post.
I debated on: DUH!
Win Some Lose Some
Or: There’s No Mistake You Can’t Fix
Or: I’d Like to Share a Learning Experience With You

Ah, the list is endless….

So as I was weaving away on Gary, I … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Tips and Tricks, Turned Weft Ikat

A Towel Exchange to Start the New Year


I don’t know how many remember my ongoing Towel Exchange—it goes like this: You send me a towel of your own creation, and I will send you a towel of mine. Imagine my surprise and delight on the Solstice to receive a package from Syne Mitchell! Among the delightful … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Turned Weft Ikat

Unusual Towel Exchange, Woven Labels and Loom Trouble

There is this big wind storm going on outside. Hopefully I won’t lose power. The beautiful towel I received from Maureen McGuinness acts as the backdrop for my part of the exchange. Several months ago Maureen (long before the towel exchange) asked me if I had any of my wrapped … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Ideas, Looms

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, Techniques

First Towel Arrives

The bar is set pretty high. What a beautiful towel sent to me by Stef M!
It is woven of unmercerized cotton and variegated tencel, 24H point twill threading.

The color is slightly off here, but I love the look of it.

24H Point Twill meets Turned Weft Ikat. I … Continue Reading…