Category Archives: Weaving Philosophy

Gary has Visitors


Today Syne Mitchell and her son Kai came by to weave a bit of Mary Meigs Atwater’s Horoscope Weaving. What a treat and an honor! Gary invited Kai to be the first boy to weave on him. Since I will be using this warp to cut up for swatches … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Entertainment, Kits, Other's Efforts

WEAVECAST FUNDRAISER SUCCESS

The Happy Birthday Mary Meigs Atwater Kit fundraiser to benefit WeaveCast is officially over. During the month of March I received 12 kit orders and am able to send $300 to Syne Mitchell creator of WeaveCast and WeaveZine.

A big thanks to all those who purchased kits!

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Also posted in Kits, Service

The Power of Weaving


When I ask weavers what they don’t like about weaving, most tell me the thing they like the least is making a mistake. (actually many say they don’t like dressing the loom, but that is another story) When I accidentally cut one of my warp ends while weaving today, I … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Tips and Tricks

St. Marks Altar Cloth Completed

On September 21, the altar cloth was put into use. (Actually click here for a summary of the project which was started by The Rev. Ralph Carskadden and Ev Tuller back in the summer.) There was a wonderful service where the altar was dressed. I didn’t bring a camera. These … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Other's Efforts

Success

“What is success?” asked Ralph Waldo Emerson, “To laugh often and much. To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children. To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty. To find the best in others. To leave the Continue Reading…

Grace’s Spiritual Experience

Seeking a touch of order…..

When I began to contemplate my new smaller living space, I thought it might be easier to have just one loom while I was getting settled. An opportunity to lend out one of my looms appeared and Grace jumped at the chance. (She has traveled … Continue Reading…

Also posted in On the Road

Who Wove This?

An important aspect of my textile design education at RISD (which I am only now starting to appreciate) is the weaving had to have a purpose beyond being fun & satisfying. Before the industrial revolution, Handweaving was vital to civilization. Weavers & dyers were revered for their mastery. Now people Continue Reading…

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, Techniques

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 Ideas

Metaphysical Weaving

I don’t know if this is really what to call it, but sometimes in life one weaves together people and events. You can’t see a loom or threads, but you just know weaving is happening.

I have to believe this because I haven’t been able to enter my weaving studio … Continue Reading…