Category Archives: Workshops

Getting Ready for Ikat in Ohio


In addition to teaching about Turned Weft Ikat, I wanted to give everyone an opportunity to experience “Almost Ikat”. The workshop is a lot about designing warps spontaneously on the warping board within rather tight parameters.

Here is the assignment—each student arrives in class with a scarf warp 9″ wide … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Kits, Turned Weft Ikat

Amazing Memphis

I am sure this was my best Color Horoscope Weaving workshop ever. I know I say that every time, but they just keep getting better. I believe having students come to class with their looms all warped and ready to go is the best way. Since the workshop was postponed … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, On the Road, Teaching

Forth and Back

I had a grand whirlwind trip to Bellingham to spend a day with some of the Whatcom Weavers.
Turned Weft Ikat is a 3-day workshop–that is if one wants to do any actual dyeing, but I did it one day. I opted for “virtual dyeing”


I brought 25 lbs of … Continue Reading…

Also posted in On the Road, Turned Weft Ikat

Exploring Not So Plain Weave with Jockey Hollow Weavers

I am an hour away from leaving to teach a Turned Weft Ikat Workshop in Bellingham WA, but I couldn’t leave without posting about the delightful workshop I taught to a more than delightful guild in New Jersey, the Jockey Hollow Weavers. I’m still not exactly sure where exactly … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Ideas, On the Road

Pre-Packing Plather

Here are just a few of the supplies I’m bringing for my upcoming workshop EXPLORING NOT SO PLAIN WEAVE at Jockey Hollow Weavers in New Jersey. This will be a “round robin” style workshop if you know what that is. There will be 13 students, 13 looms, and 13 different … Continue Reading…

Also posted in On the Road, Teaching

Mothers of Invention

Meanwhile back in St. Louis I show students how I warp from back to front. One of my goals for this year is to get some YouTube footage of me winding a warp and dressing the loom from back to front. I may have to move that to my goal … Continue Reading…

Also posted in On the Road, Teaching, Tips and Tricks

St. Louis Recap

I finally understand what people mean when they say they are too busy to weave. I expect to find spider webs on my looms.

But the upside is the wonderful experience I had in St. Louis! What a great group! Of course I have this all backwards. I taught a … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, On the Road, Teaching

SLOW CLOTHES at the Golden Gate Fiber Institute

I sat down at the loom and as I began weaving my new lavender sachet warp, my mind drifted back to the profound and amazing experience I had in California. It has taken me almost two weeks to digest my time at The Golden Gate Fiber Institute and certainly longer … Continue Reading…

Also posted in On the Road, Teaching, Weaving Philosophy

INSPIRED BY BONNIE


Even if you only have a table loom and a terrible cold, you can still create a beautiful Color Horoscope Weaving.

“-I really enjoyed selecting my color pallet for Bonnie’s horoscope workshop. I started my warp color choices with a copper scheme and then followed that by using a copper … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Other's Efforts

New Workshop: Gamping With Bonnie

I have been working on variations of Gamping With Bonnie for over a decade. I used to call the workshop Color Horoscope Weaving. In CHW, the students would painstakingly create a winding draft from their personal horoscope and then wind their warp with 20/2 cotton which I provided. Then they … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Promotion