Silver Shield Scarf – New Work

I think sometimes in the cold months I add my outer layers like pieces of armor against the invading force of cold. And sometimes I pick beautiful scarves like I’m picking a defense against melancholy. Like the beauty of my clothing will keep the dreary feelings away from my thinnest skin, just like my wind-proof…

Purple Dragon Scarf – New Work

New work: A two-sided bamboo scarf in teal and purple yarn. This type of woven pattern is called an unbalanced twill because the warp shows mostly on one side of the cloth and the weft shows mostly on the other side. (Warp is the yarn that I thread into the loom, and weft is the…

Gemstone Scarf – New Work

New work: A bamboo scarf in purple and teal yarn, woven in a Swiss Twill pattern. The Swiss Twill pattern is made up of small diamond-shapes that group together to make larger diamonds across the cloth. As I wove on this warp, the shimmering diamonds seem to shift up and down. This effect made my…

Washcloths at the Handmade Toledo Makershop!

Exciting news for Southern Michigan and Toledo area folks! If you’ve been wanting a Woven Good bamboo washcloth without the shipping costs, and you just can’t wait until holiday craft fair season, you are in luck! The Woven Good washcloths are now being stocked in the Handmade Toledo Makershop! The Makershop is a lovely spot…

New work: The Aspen Scarf

The Aspen scarf is back! I originally designed this in 2018 and I don’t often repeat scarf designs, but there is something special to me about this one. I made some small changes in this second incarnation, but the pattern and colors are still inspired by the silvery bark and shivering leaves of the quaking…

2021 is quite the year (for donating money to a good cause)

An Announcement:I’ve decided to donate 5% of my 2021 sales to Black & Pink (www.blackandpink.org). From their website: “Black & Pink National is a prison abolitionist organization dedicated to abolishing the criminal punishment system and liberating LGBTQIA2S+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS who are affected by that system through advocacy, support, and organizing.” This is…

September 2020 update

So… no mention of the year since I last posted…. Here we are in a world I can’t say I was expecting last September. New things! I’m getting the hang of virtual craft shows, getting used to a new apartment, new weaving space, new ways of moving through the world, new everything kinda… There will…

Fall 2019 Update!

Long-time, no post! Here’s an update: Back in Michigan after an eventful year of travel. Making plans for the fall fairs I’ll be attending and getting my cat settled in our new apartment. What fairs you ask? Well I have a couple confirmed and a few more coming soon. November schedule: Saturday November 16th —…

Wisconsin!

Here I am, not in Canada! Surprise! In an exceptionally last minute turn of events I am spending the fall as an artist in residence at the Tomorrow River Homestead in Nelsonville, WI. I’m starting a tinyletter newsletter to keep folks updated on my movements this year, the link to sign up is here and…

Custom House Incubator: a new adventure

Big news!!!! Earlier in the summer I applied, interviewed, and was offered a place in a brand-new Artisan Incubator program offered by the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design in Nova Scotia. What that means, in practical terms, is that I am packing up my life in Michigan and moving to Canada for a…