Category Archives: Woven Words

Weaving Peace in Arlee–day 9– Second Panel Complete

Here is the end result of a very active international day of weaving.

I slowed down the weaving yesterday awaiting the arrival of a new warp (which arrived at 4:30 this afternoon). Well, so much for measuring—since I didn’t know how long the warp was to begin with. I just … Continue Reading…

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Weaving Peace in Arlee–day 8 (the prequel)

I am in the planning stage to teach on-line classes through Weavolution for those people who really want to know and understand the process of creating TALKING THREADS AND WOVEN WORDS. Stay tuned for more on this. Meanwhile check out the array of classes currently offered at Cyber Fiber: the Continue Reading…

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Weaving Peace in Arlee–day 7 (although it feels like day 8)

Originally I decided to weave the word PEACE in English, Salish, and Tibetan.

Then PEACE in Mandarin, Thai, Japanese, Sanskrit, Hindi, and Hebrew appeared on the scene. Who knows what language will be next. Hebrew pictured below.

The pace slowed down a bit today, which was a good thing because … Continue Reading…

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Weaving Peace in Arlee–day 6 (I don’t know what happened to 5)

What a day! It seemed like we didn’t stop for a minute. There was such a variety of age, gender and nationality. This project is turning out to be so much more than I ever imagined!

Somebody asked me about that wheel on the side of the loom.

Well, here … Continue Reading…

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Peace Banner Number 1

I cut off the first banner on Saturday!


You can tell I am one happy camper.


I decided 3 yards was long enough.


Now onward to banner #2

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Weaving Peace in Arlee–day 4

At long last, Donna sits down at the loom for the first time. She assures me it won’t be the last.


The day proceeded with a variety of weavers of all ages.


I made a little video of Grace weaving, but I haven’t had much luck getting video onto my … Continue Reading…

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Weaving Peace in Arlee–day 3

Blog Time is a wonderful thing (grin)

I think I have already mentioned that my posts are a day behind the actual weaving since I do not have wifi where I am staying. I get to the Hangin Art Gallery early before the weaving begins and post what happened yesterday.… Continue Reading…

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Weaving Peace in Arlee–day 2


I am actually posting this on day 3, but I don’t have internet access where I am staying, so I have to wait until I get back to Hangin Art in the morning before I can post the images from the day before.

Linda did not hesitate to sit down … Continue Reading…

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What Makes it All Worth It

There are hardly words to express my feeling when I look at these pictures. Merin selected the colors for her blanket–the first time I have had the opportunity to engage a youthful recipient in this way. This experiment was most satisfying for all concerned.


Can you just imagine how wonderful … Continue Reading…

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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…

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