Sunday Morning

I’m currently working on some cotton napkins and decided that they could use a little decoration. So I added a Swedish Lace weave to the plain-weave fabric.   Unfortunately I can’t tie-up my loom’s treadles like most weaving books assume, so I end up having to translate the patterns back into the form I need….

Back in the weaving saddle

Two weekends ago I didn’t weave at all because I was in Chicago! But boy am I making up for that weaving hiatus this week! I made this pile of cloth:   And there’s more coming off the loom tomorrow! And these were in a store over the holiday and didn’t sell so I’m just…

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…

january slump

The weather here in Michigan has been just icky. Hovering somewhere just between freezing and not, somewhere just between raining and slush falling from the sky is not my idea of a Michigan winter. Fortunately my studio is in my basement and terrible weather is perfectly fine if you aren’t leaving the house! So far…

Finally!

We made it all the way to the last week of the year! Way to go us! Things have been quiet around here, I know. I’ll be here posting about the last few weeks pretty soon. But in the meantime… Have a lovely New Year!  

Finally Friday

I’m switching things up a little today: A much needed break from bamboo and a fun, quick-weaving texture scarf. This afternoon will be filled with errands and finishing up these cotton scarves. Then I’m giving myself a night off to go see a movie! I’m also sending out some special striped washcloths to Motor City…

Time to hustle

Alright. I had an unexpectedly good weekend of sales at the Toldeo Maker’s Mart! Awesome! But also, I have three weeks until the Detroit Urban Craft Fair and I’m starting with almost no product. On top of that I have two large-ish commissioned orders to get done before December as well. So my schedule is…

Toldeo Maker’s Mart

So it’s been a hard week. If you’re like me you might want a break from thinking about the current US political situation. And you can have just that tomorrow at the Toledo Maker’s Mart. Come see me and so many other awesome makers selling our wares. Get gift ideas, treats for yourself, and support…

Fair’s Fair

On Saturday November 12th I’ll be at the Toledo Maker’s Mart selling my wares. I am so excited and also a little nervous. I’m not nervous about the fair itself, but about how much weaving and finishing I have left to do before Saturday. I am so happy that I’m getting a chance to try this…