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…

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…

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….

Alpaca Overshot

Slow going… considering buying a spinning wheel. Here is  scarf number two It’s blue! but It looks grey because everything is grey today. I am currently spinning more blue yarn (one handed) in the hopes of finishing the second scarf tonight and maybe starting the third and last overshot scarf on this warp. Next in…

Overshot Hand-spun Alpaca scarves

This is what I’m working on: Slow going. I have to spin constantly to have enough yarn for pattern.  Maybe someday I’ll own a spinning wheel. Whenever I get enough quarters together to wash the bamboo fabric I’ll post it!

Spinning in the sun

I spent a good amount of time outside today. It was so sunny and beautiful. I brought my drop spindle out with me and made some blue yarn while I soaked up vitamin D. That’s all for today. Photos tomorrow.

Finished Fabric!

Ah Sunday! The perfect day to make an omelet and finish a piece of fabric. I have been slowly but surely inching toward the end of this very long and very fine warp. Today I saw the knots come up over the back beam. The end of the fabric! I after I finished the piece…