Category Archives: projects

Weaving Decisions

Last time I posted I was looking for your advice and opinions and I sort of knew what would happen before I posted but I was in denial. What happened was that I got a whole bunch of opinions about how to proceed but nobody mentioned that they knew what would happen because they had done all of the experiments […]

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A Skirt on the Rigid Heddle Loom.

This was a long term project. The yarn is from Imperial Ranch Columbia Roving. Spun on my Schacht Reeves 30″ Saxony. There is an eight part blog series on the Schacht blog about the whole thing along with a project that Jillian Moreno did. I thought I might put all of the links right here so it’s easier to follow. […]

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It is the Week Before Christmas

You would think I am feeling calm. I’m done all the shopping. The gifts are wrapped and under the tree. I even have the white elephant gifts for that game my mom always has at the family party. Yes, I’m ready for Christmas. What I’m not ready for is to leave my work behind. So I’m scrambling to have everything […]

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The Barber Pole – Why I love it.

I’ve been thinking lately about things that spinners hate and try to avoid. Barber poling is one of those things. It’s sort of like the whole pooling thing with many knitters. Spinners will try to avoid the barber pole at all costs. For those of you who don’t know, barber poling is what happens when you are plying and two […]

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October Travels

Every year October seems to be crazy busy for me. Usually it’s because of Rhinebeck. This year wasn;t much different but I wasn’t teaching at Rhinebeck. I went as a festival goer and did a book signing on both afternoons. This year’s trip was longer than ever. I was away from home for two full weeks. Some of it was […]

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The Great Skirt Project – Pt2

So we left off with the spinning of the yarn. Today I want to talk a bit about the weaving of the fabric. Let me first talk a little more in detail about how my weaving plans evolved. I have been weaving for many years but more off than on. When i started spinning I was determined that I would […]

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The Great Skirt Project

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know something’s up so I thought I’d do a little blog series so you can all follow along with me in more detail if you want. I started weaving at least 10 years ago. I thought I should learn because I was selling looms in my shop and I thought I […]

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Consistency

When I was young…until I was around 12 or 13 I think…My dad worked at a company called Control Data/Computer Peripherals in quality control. That was back when computers were room size and you didn’t just carry the thing around in your pocket or a messenger bag. There were four kids in my family. I am the oldest. We never […]

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Spinning For Weaving

On the one hand, I don’t have ton of things on my calendar this year as far as teaching, so come and see me! I’ll be at the History Unwound retreat Next week and all of my classes still have space. I’ll also be at Fiber Week at Olds College in Canada in June. Those are the only two places […]

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Christmas Came Early For Me

I can’t believe it’s been more than a month since my last post! I have two stories today and neither of them include any spinning but I have to share them. The first story starts out sad but ha a happy ending for me. Lou and I have friends in Pennsylvania, Mark and Deena. Mark’s mom is Aunt Pam. Well, […]

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It’s All About Color

  It’s funny. My friends are always teasing me about how I love to spin white yarn. It’s true, I do, but I didn’t realize how true until I sat down to write this post and realized how few photos I have with colored yarn in them. In my defense I have spent the last few years focusing on raw […]

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A Book in Progress.

Did you miss me? Things have been crazy here. I found out at the end of August that I had to go to Massachusetts for my photo shoot this past week. so the piling began. ¬†The car was full with my spinning wheel and 2 drum carders all of my tools as well as pounds and pounds of wool which […]

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Anne Field

(Photo thanks to www.annefield.co.nz) Anne Field died on May 29th. I am very sad. Anne was a fabulous weaver and a precise spinner. She was the author of 6 books with one on the way next spring. The Ashford Book of Spinning, my first introduction to her spinning instruction, and was a book that I would recommend to all of […]

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Feeling More Organized

Remember when I showed you the scary state of things in my house? Well it’s gotten better due to a ton of help from Chelsea. I feel so much better. ¬†First, what I am calling the studio. My work space. Where club gets packaged, shipping happens, hopefully writing will happen there, book keeping gets done, classes are prepared for. I’m […]

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New Hat, New Wheel, Big Show

We’re back on track now. My darling feels better. I just had a 2 night writing quarantine where plenty of writing was accomplished. Things at the shop are becoming more organized and the fleeces we need for classes for both me and Deb Robson are in the process of being chosen and scoured. This coming weekend the Spinning Loft will […]

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