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…

goods woven

I got some very tasty apples at the Dixboro Farmer’s Market tonight, if you’re inclined to make things with apples I highly recommend coming out next Friday afternoon. It’s the last market of the season! I really loved watching all the tiny superheroes and animals and royalty parading around the market and demanding candy tonight….

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…

Shooting stars

embroidering fun: I’m thinking it might be a pot holder. It’s gonna be cute.

May is so over wool

The blanket is finally off the loom! On the hottest, muggiest day so far this spring… next steps include washing, sewing the two halves together, and tying up the fringe

Re-branding, re-evaluating: Oh, what’s in a name?

I’ve always been unhappy with my Etsy shop name, Ionart. When I started it selling on Etsy I used the first thing I could think of, assuming I’d think of a better “business” name before I got serious about stuff. Now, I’m not sure I want to get too serious about selling my woven pieces….

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…

Howling Away

A little weaving teaser till my tonsils heal and I can finish it.

Let’s try something new shall we?

I finished one scarf with my plaid warp and I’m starting a new one. But this one is going to be a little different. You see, my friends just started a band and named it the howling loud. I just love that, the howling loud, it sounds cavernous and spooky and a little bit like…