On making something I’ll never make again

I think it’s the nature of handmade work to create finished pieces that are all slightly different from each other. On the other hand, when I’m weaving for function, I can get pretty darn close to identical finished pieces. At the end of a warp I may have 12 towels that look very similar, measure-up…

On the loom

I’m finishing up some cottolin towels to ship off to Process Low Waste Shop in Stevens Point, WI. The strange pandemic economy meant that I had to improvise a little with the colors/types of yarn I was able to get this time. These towels will look a bit different than the last batch I made,…

Handmade Toledo washcloth restock!

I took a lovely trip to Toledo the other day and re-stocked the handwoven washcloths on the shelves of the Handmade Toledo Makershop! I added a couple new colors to their washcloth stock. They have such fun collection of local, handmade things in the shop, it’s always a joy to visit them! Handmade Toledo is…

White Flowers on Pink Scarves

February has two very strong associations for me: the Dar Williams song “February” about the struggle to make it through the winter of a romantic relationship, and Valentine’s Day. These two things are so different, such polar opposites, that I get whiplash looking from one to the other. And that ambivalence is also how I…

Where is the weird stuff?

Not all my woven goods meet my aesthetic standards for a listing in my Etsy store or a featured post on social media. Sometimes I make cloth without a clear end-product in mind, or use up a scrap for something small and more practical than pretty.  I’m working on using all the parts of the…

New Patreon Tiers

I just re-vamped my Patreon!  Patreon is an amazing platform and I’m offering some fun new perks on my membership page! You can get early access to my newest woven work, a deluxe bamboo washcloth (sent to you at your house!), a discount on anything in my online store, and even a custom woven commission…

Thank You! A 2021 donation update

I’m writing this post to everyone who bought a woven thing from me this year! Your help enabled me to donate to Black & Pink, an organization that I think is doing some amazing work. To each person who bought a washcloth or towel or scarf, to the lovely folks at Process General who matched…