Ooops it’s been a year!

So that happened fast! A year later and I’m still weaving, still working full-time, still trying to make all those things in my life work together. One or two pretty things happened in the last 11 months…     More updates coming soon.

Indigo, Bamboo, and collaboration

Here in my basement weaving studio things can get pretty solitary. I listen to radio and podcasts while I work to bring some human voices into my space, but weaving isn’t a collaborative type of art. That’s why this current project I’m working on has been so fun, and so challenging. I sent some yarn…

Full time/part time

I’m full time at my day-job again! This may mean less-frequent blogging again, but I’m hoping I can keep up with everything. I’ll be posting my spring market schedule soon…… So, full time office work/part time weaving for the foreseeable future! So here’s a cloth napkin I finished and photographed recently:   Happy Spring!  …

Monday after the time-shift

I’m very sleepy. Losing an hour doesn’t seem like that much on one hand, but it really really made me exhausted over these last few days. I just finished some place mats and napkins that I’m really excited about. I am using the natural dyed yarn that my cool Chicago friends dyed with avocado skins…

Just a quick note

To say hi! I haven’t been feeling great this week/weekend so I haven’t been weaving as much as I’d like. But I did manage to get a warp for 6 bamboo towels on the loom today. I’m a third through weaving. I sorta wish I could call in sick to work tomorrow so I could…

Sunday Morning

I’m currently working on some cotton napkins and decided that they could use a little decoration. So I added a Swedish Lace weave to the plain-weave fabric.   Unfortunately I can’t tie-up my loom’s treadles like most weaving books assume, so I end up having to translate the patterns back into the form I need….

Back in the weaving saddle

Two weekends ago I didn’t weave at all because I was in Chicago! But boy am I making up for that weaving hiatus this week! I made this pile of cloth:   And there’s more coming off the loom tomorrow! And these were in a store over the holiday and didn’t sell so I’m just…

overwhelmed in the basement

My weaving studio is located in the basement of the house my studio-apartment is hosed within. As studios go, it’s pretty basement-y and a little cold in winter. I threw my loom and everything in there last year and haven’t really considered the space much since. All through autumn I was too focused on producing…

Silk and bamboo are very different

This morning I’m drinking tea and gathering my strength for this weekend. I’ll be marching in my hometown with the Women’s March sister-march just after noon. Then hoping in the car to drive to Chicago for one night to see a fancy Broadway show about american history. You’ll never guess which one… But as I…

january slump

The weather here in Michigan has been just icky. Hovering somewhere just between freezing and not, somewhere just between raining and slush falling from the sky is not my idea of a Michigan winter. Fortunately my studio is in my basement and terrible weather is perfectly fine if you aren’t leaving the house! So far…

Finally!

We made it all the way to the last week of the year! Way to go us! Things have been quiet around here, I know. I’ll be here posting about the last few weeks pretty soon. But in the meantime… Have a lovely New Year!  

Finally Friday

I’m switching things up a little today: A much needed break from bamboo and a fun, quick-weaving texture scarf. This afternoon will be filled with errands and finishing up these cotton scarves. Then I’m giving myself a night off to go see a movie! I’m also sending out some special striped washcloths to Motor City…