A Home: Made

Getting ready for the exhibition A Home: Made with Kathy Hooper. At the Saint John Arts Center in Saint John, New Brunswick Canada. From November 6 to December 17th. Will feature some of my handwoven tea towels, inspired by weavers from many cultures. A little sneak peak….

Red and white

A commission for a client. I usually weave up one according to their specs, and then another one or two to give them some options that maybe they haven’t thought about. Here’s an example….First one a houndstooth pattern, on loom and then fresh off loom showing off. And second, a traditional log cabin pattern, still being woven.

Baby blankets revisited

The baby blanket is done. Beautiful long stapled pima cotton. The baby will certainly be able to “grow into” this blanket, and keep it til well past his toddler years. Before giving it to him, though, I had to play just a bit. Realize it would make a beautiful wrap or shawl, with different dimensions. Very versatile.

More colour inspirations

Tis tulip season here in Saint John New Brunswick, and this week we have been treated to an unabashed display of colour and beauty in the city parks and streets. And that has wended its way into my weaving this week, along with the summery colours of the scarves I started and finished last week. Next up? Some cotton scarves in the same colourway.

The story of one scarf

I discovered this wonderful yarn called “llama silk”: 40 % wool, 30% llama, and 30% silk (noil, the nubby kind). Together, the yarn is soft and when woven, has a lovely drape to it. Today, I wound another warp, tied it onto an existing one on the loom, and wove it up. Tomorrow, I’ll do the trimming and washing to see how the threads snuggle into place as they want to (they do that, you know:-).

Colour inspiration for today

I do love my daily calendar image, from the art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This painting is for today, and in my studio, I gathered my handmade felt and thrums of my handspun yarn….haven’t made anything yet. Just letting it all speak to me as I continue making the HeartFelt(ed)s, those wee ornaments that beautify and brighten up any space, any mood, any day…..