Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Enjoying Rigid Heddle Loom

I'm taking a break from spinning and dyeing. Playing around with the
Rigid Heddle loom is fun. It's so quick. I can also weave in the living room instead of my fiber arts studio. It's nice to be around the family.
Latest scarf on the loom.

I used sock yarn with ribbon accents.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Results of my labor

I spun the rovings I dyed this past weekend. I seem to be in a 'green' period. I always love blue. The green was inspired by the leaves on the trees now at the end of the summer.  Yellow is beginning to show thru the green.
My first use of my new rigid heddle loom with my own hand-spun, hand-dyed wool.
I'm  tickled to have accomplished this.

Monday, September 13, 2010


I spent the weekend dyeing roving. I LOVE color. I am very fortunate to have a friend who gave me wool when she sheared her sheep.
I'm trying to train my eyes to learn subtle variations in color. It has been so much fun. I even enjoyed watching NFL football yesterday. The variety of colors, hues and tone that come out of the TV during a football game is amazing.

My first batch - spring-green dark to light
Then I wanted to play around with color combinations.
 I did handpainting  on 2-4 oz at a time.

All rolled up and ready to spin!

Let me know what you think of it. I had so much fun!

Monday, September 6, 2010


I'm excited about these place-mats. I found some great upholstery fabric and decided to weave these with a fabric fringe.  I'm pleased about how they turn out.
Fabric I used on right

I made 6
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Latest Woven Place mats

My back is getting better everyday. Thank goodness.

I took pictures of my latest weaving project-placemats out of upholstery fabric remnant. It turned out nicely. I like the heavier feel of the fabric as I wove. I used 1/2 inch strips that I "fussy-cut"( a term quilters use) to get the shading I wanted.

This shows the fabric I used