Summer, winter & tube tops

This past week we skyrocketed to summer with daytime temperatures reaching 30 degrees celsius, temperatures more typical for July. I am not a fan of these hot summer temperatures, and my studio is not air conditioned (yet), so weaving happens at a slower pace. The slower pace can also be contributed to the fact that […]

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sunburst towels

The idea for my latest towels came from a picture I had seen on the internet. There was no mention of what the draft was, or where it could be found, but I was struck by its design and colours (purple, teal and gold). My best resource was The Weaver’s Book of 8-Shaft Patterns edited […]

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a small coverlet

For my first foray into coverlets, I decided to weave ‘A small coverlet is within your reach’ from the November/December 2011 issue of Handwoven Magazine. As the name suggests, it is a small coverlet or lap throw, no seeming of panels required for this project (baby steps). The weave structure is Summer and Winter and […]

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‘keep me warm one night’

In my previous post I mentioned that I purchased loom in order to get a book that came with it, the book was ‘Keep Me Warm One Night’ Early handweaving in eastern Canada by Harold B. Burnham and Dorothy K. Burnham. The book jacket describes this as a comprehensive study of traditional handweaving as it […]

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a woolen blanket

Earlier in the summer, I purchased a loom because of a book that came with it (that’s for another post), but it also came with a stash of yarn, mostly wool. The yarn was of an unknown vintage, but the lady I purchased it from had not woven in some time (20+ years I think). […]

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linen & lace

I am a subscriber to Jane Stafford Textiles newsletter, and each newsletter if filled with photos of beautiful and tempting projects. Normally I am not tempted by kits (weaving, knitting or otherwise), but in May’s newsletter, a Lavender Lace Scarf kit woven in linen was featured. I had not yet woven with linen, and the […]

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that was longer than expected

I hadn’t planned on it being almost three months since my last post. August and September continued with the summer trend of being unseasonably warm and humid (neither of which I like), then there was Thanksgiving where I was fortunate enough to have both of our sons home for a few days. In June, our […]

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Not Much to Show

There is some knitting going on, but there isn’t much to show on that yet. There is some weaving going, but I am struggling to stay focused on it and my mind is wandering to other projects. So instead, some photos from around the property. Hope you enjoy. Cheers, Kelly

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Starry Lattice Runners

Recently finished table runners. Though these take a bit of time to weave, I do love how they turn out. They are 100% cotton and are machine wash and dry. They measure at 11″ wide by 41″ long (approximately). Cheers, Kelly

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