New Patreon Tiers

I just re-vamped my Patreon!  Patreon is an amazing platform and Iā€™m offering some fun new perks on my membership page! You can get early access to my newest woven work, a deluxe bamboo washcloth (sent to you at your house!), a discount on anything in my online store, and even a custom woven commission…

Thank You! A 2021 donation update

I’m writing this post to everyone who bought a woven thing from me this year! Your help enabled me to donate to Black & Pink, an organization that I think is doing some amazing work. To each person who bought a washcloth or towel or scarf, to the lovely folks at Process General who matched…

December Holiday times and home-delivery to Ann Arbor

As the year shrinks to an end I am looking at my smaller and smaller piles of woven goods and feeling so happy! I always wonder, at the beginning of the holiday season, if I’ve made anything that a person would want to take home. I go through moods with my work. Some days I…

Detroit Urban Craft Fair is this weekend

It’s finally here, December! The time for in-person craft fairs! Since the in-person part of Tiny Expo has been cancelled this year, my only live show will be this coming weekend in Detroit. Handmade Detroit puts on the Detroit Urban Craft Fair and I’ve participated for five-ish years. The event is held at the illustrious…

Preparing for Craft Fairs and the gift of relaxing

This week I’ve got a whole bunch of sewing to do. Washcloths, towels and (trumpet noise) eye pillows are back! I’ve been slowly gathering bits and pieces of cloth, extra fabric from scarf warps, washcloth/towel ends, colorways that didn’t work the way I wanted, and samples for future projects. All these scraps end up in…

New Work and a New Logo

A little while ago I took a break from my normal weaving routine to weave something a little different. One of the things I love about weaving is planning and creating intricate woven patterns on cloth goods with my loom. But this focus on pattern can often mean that I’ve made all the creative decisions…

New Work: Lace Bamboo Shawls

I have always loved purple. If you ask me, I’ll say it’s my favorite color. One of the things I like is purple’s inconsistency. It covers a spectrum of shades from warm to cool that is unlike almost any other color. The warm dusky-mauve at the end of a pink sunset can be one type…

New Work: Hanging Garden Day and Night Scarves

Two new scarves this week: These two scarves were made on the same warp, a blue and teal gradient, with a black weft and a white one. They are the last scarves of this season with the “gothic cross” pattern. The light and dark diamonds over the gradient of greens and blues reminds me of…

Watercolor Wash Scarf – New Work

When I was a kid I remember getting a set of watercolor paints and a notebook filled with nice watercolor paper for Christmas. I was old enough to take the materials a little seriously and I remember watching in fascination as the color from my brush would spread out over the wet surface, until it…

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…