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…

Fibers, going “green” and paying myself minimum wage

*I have so much more to say/figure out on this topic. This is probably part one of a series of posts on the cost/ethics of handmade goods* I’m trying to steer my weaving in a particular direction but I’ve been pondering the best way to do it for a while.   I want to get more…

mad Madison

I took a vacation to Wisconsin this weekend and got some great inspiration. We mostly walked around the Willy Street area and drank tasty beers, but in between pubs I managed to take in some culture as well… The best place i stopped in was a little re-sale and antiques store that also sells stuff…

Names Part Two

Okay, I’ve got three names that I like. not sure which I want… here are the things:   Heddles and Treadles Warp Curve Weaving Cotton Combs   I like Heddles and Treadles for the sound of it mostly. It is pretty generic but simple enough for my taste… I like Warp Curve for the sound…

And it’s called…

I working on it, my new artist name. Slow, slow going. So, this post is a brainstorming session. No ideas will be left out until I come up with a nice list to narrow down I want this name to reflect something of the feeling of the cloth items I produce. I don’t want it to…

Migraine fractals

Today I had a migraine, which sucked, but before a migraine I get a visual aura which to me looks something like this: But a lot more flashing and pulsing and changing. So I didn’t do anything but sleep and take more painkillers all day. Here is a picture of Bea floating:

Something New

I want to try something. I am going to post something every day for as long as I can keep it up. See how certain I was there? “I am” It is very hard for me to be certain about anything so, here goes… I’m looking to be inspired by menswear styled clothing for women….

Olde Time-y Bathing Costume?

Maybe my woven fabric could become something like this? I’ve always wanted a classy bathing suit that I couldn’t swim in…

Dress envy

I really want to make the one in the middle with that cat fabric from the Miu Miu skirt. I found these pictures through Le Petit Poulailler’s Flickr site. Isn’t this cape dramatic? Isn’t this wedding dress amazing?

Weaving away the day

I have been weaving on and off for a while now and I think I have between two and four more hours of weaving left on my current fabric project! I really like the time to think and zone out and catch up on the latest “This American Life” podcast that weaving gives me. Also,…