In my journey to become a weaver, I know that I really ought to stay focused and practice until I feel proficient with each new thing that I try – different techniques, yarn, loom, etc. But there are so many wonderful things to explore that I am easily side-tracked. The Parrot Plumage Crimped scarf from […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Weaving adventure completed!
Learning new crafts is such fun, and a luxury when you have basically 2 careers and a full life. I had the chance to take a class from John Mularkey at Madrona Fiber Arts, to learn basic card weaving, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I’ll have to confess to my husband that I […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Card weaving – Let’s be a Beginner again!
This time of year is very stressful and hectic, trying to cram holiday tasks and festivities into an already crowded schedule. My coping mechanism of choice this year was to run away from it all and join friends for a weekend of weaving, knitting, and creativity. The site was Lisa’s house, and she has a […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Fiber weekend with friends
I am playing with my “new-to-me” Gilmore floor loom this weekend. It has 8 shafts, but I am only using 4. I bought worsted weight Sugar and Cream cotton in a bunch of colors, and warped from back to front, as you are supposed to with a separator beam. I didn’t like it much, there […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Weekend update – weaving, cats, and Deborah Chandler saves the day
I’ve been working on finishing up some knitting projects, and continuing to practice my weaving skills. I finally finished Strandwander, just in time for football season and supporting the Oregon Ducks with this great colorway by Holiday Yarns. I also finished L’Enveloppe, which is an amazing pattern by Sally Melville, knit with Knitting Boutique […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on This week in Knitting/Weaving…
This month I had the chance to teach at Lion Brand Yarn Studio, in Greenwich Village, NYC. I was honored and pleased to be invited, and had a wonderful time. The staff and students are amazing, and if you go to NYC, you should definitely make the time to check it out. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Lion Brand Yarn Studio
It’s Christmas central at my house, as Christmas gifts are flying off my smaller looms. I find weaving very satisfying and am loving every minute. My big box of yarn arrived from WEBS yesterday, and I cast on for the A-line tunic in Kureyon. This is going to be a quick, fun knit. That’s good, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on A fun week with lots going on!
I am a fortunate person in that I have friends – people whom I love and who love me, and we support each other. I never, ever take that for granted. I thought of this today as I finished up the 3 weaving projects I’ve been working on. Currently taking a bath, waiting for wet-finishing, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Thinking of others
I am in love. Unexpected, giddy love. I was ordering stuff for the Baby Wolf from Webs, and as long as I was clicking away, the Zoom Loom somehow jumped into my shopping cart. Yesterday I got it out and started to experiment with it. The world fell away, and hours later I was still […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Zoom Loom! Where have you been, all my life?
After launching “Annetarsia Knits”, Bill and I started to plan Operation “Take Our Life Back”. One of my goals was to get back to weaving. I bought a Rigid Heddle loom when starting the actual writing of “Annetarsia Knits”. I had never done any weaving, and wanted to be a beginner at something to remind […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Why Weaving?