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…

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…

Hot Hot Wooly Heat

Heddles and Treadles Weaving it is! I changed my Etsy shop to Ionagiddingsweaving with the title Heddles and Treadles… I’m pretty happy with it. well. we’ll see. I still need some kind of logo or art for a banner and esp. business cards. People with better illustration skills are being commissioned so that should show…

So good to be back!

After a long hiatus and much transition I am back weaving again! Yay! I have just posted two new scarves on my Etsy site which I have already posted here. The Redbird Scarf is one of two on that warp (the first one was a christmas/birthday present for my mom)   and the plaid which…

A change in the wind

The feeling of pulling a scarf off the loom could never be any more satisfying than when the warp has been difficult and the loom has broken down at least once. Four months is a long time to work on such an un-complicated weave pattern but I do have my excuses. I love the way…

Garden Before a Storm

The wind is strangely quiet as I write this. A storm is coming. The garden loves all the sunshine and rain that summer brings. Sorry for the shaky photo, the clouds make the light awfully dim. Something has gnawed on this tomato plant: It still thrives tho. No sun for the sunflowers this afternoon. Ah…

Curtains! (and other post-apocalyptic skills)

My dining room has three walls with beautiful, large windows. I love the light that they let in but my housemates realized that we were oh-so visible at night.  So just before Thanksgiving I made some curtains. They are simple things made of lacy white cotton. I wanted to keep the room as light as…