Monday, November 30, 2015

Annie's Second Batch of Towels...

All done with the second batch of towels for my friend, Annie!  These are very much like the first batch but I switched out the pink for orange and put in a light green and added a turquoise as well.  Similar stripes.  Wove most of these with white 8/2 cotton.  And a couple with light green, a couple with purple, and one with light blue.  We'll see which ones she picks.  Annie wants 12 of them...and the others are sold as well.

...on the loom weaving in white...

Woven with white 8/2... 8/2

...purple 8/2

And I'm done with these...On to the next thing...though I don't
know what that is yet...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Triangle Weaving Class

I have been so busy...Riding Django with my friend, Sandy, riding my Dakota...exercising the puppy with long walks in the woods...weaving another 12 (turns out to be 17) towels for a wonderful returning customer...and I just held another triangle class.  Oh and inbetween I sometimes take a nap.  Today I just finished the towels but haven't taken them off the loom yet.  I think I will wait until after Thanksgiving.  10 people coming including two of my sons!  Still have to make the beds up, bake a pie, finish a sweet potato casserole, grind up some local cranberries with oranges for the big dinner, clean up some...

But first I have to share the photos from class.  They all did an amazing job and finished by 4pm!  I think a couple of the women were tired but really the results were beautiful!  Next time I will insist people sit down to weave some!





We had to rush a little at the end so some of the fringe didn't get trimmed up but I think they all look gorgeous!  Fun day!

Off to walk the puppy...I hope everyone has a delightful thanksgiving!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2015


I feel like a kid with a new box of crayons!
Getting ready for the holidays...

The fourth one from left to right (greens and lt. blue) is sold...

What can I say?  I am delirious with color!
$12.00 each and $2.50 shipping.
These are not all loaded into my Etsy yet.
If you see one you want...or two or three...
just message me or leave a comment!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Patterned Towels!!

Finally...the patterned towels are off the loom
and ready for Etsy!  I have two each of the following...
red, rust, true green, periwinkle, yellow,
pale violet, pale blue, and a lovely gray green. 

Pale Blue


 Gray green

 True green

And four extra from Annie's towels! 

Happy Friday everyone!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

A Different Direction for Scarves...

 Normally I weave warp dominant scarves and shawls.
But lately I have needed some pattern and so I 
put on some white rayon...half a 6-ply and half
a lovely rayon boucle to satisfy my lust for
texture!  Then...ahhhh...there are just so many
colors in this world.  I am in love!  


The only problem is I find making one color
warps a little boring but at least all that
goes away when I finally get a chance to

All done...

Saturday, October 10, 2015

A Shawl and a Blouse...

Finally photographing this shawl and blouse
even though I have had this off the loom for a month.
Sometimes time gets away from me.
I like the drape, the refinement, the texture.
Happy with this one.

Wear it as a shawl or a scarf.

And also sewed up a little blouse.

Perfect over a cami... 

perhaps with a tight, black, high-waisted skirt...

or with jeans...

Then my camera decided that the battery needed
charging.  sigh.  I was on a roll, though
I wish I had a model here for the blouse
because it would be best on a smaller woman
(like size 2-10)
than on my mannequin (or me).

Monday, October 5, 2015

Patterned Towels

Well...these towels were on one of my looms since March...I really have slowed down the past 5 years.  But now they are off, hemmed, washed, pressed, tagged and ready to photograph for Etsy.  And I am starting to pull threads for the next batch of Annie's towels...another 12 though I will weave 16.  Christmas is coming!  Towels make lovely gifts!  Put them in a basket with coffee (or wine), a potholder or two and you have a lovely housewarming gift, or a hostess present!

Well...I managed to get 17 towels plus a basket square...Pictures will follow!  Meanwhile I'm off for a walk with Hannah!