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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MERA Schoolhouse Weavers

A few years ago my husband and I purchased a piece of property outside of McDonald Corners, Ontario (that we are now getting ready to start building on).  One of the things that drew us there (at least for me) is an organization called MERA (McDonalds Corners-Elphin Recreation and Arts). From May to October there […]

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Huckaback Scarf

I like to go to the Leclerc website every so often to see what new free weaving drafts they may have posted and was intrigued with the October 2016 project, Huckaback Scarves. The picture provided didn’t show a lot of detail, but I decided to give it a try.  I used 2/8 tencel from Brassards, […]

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Modified Star

Life seems to be busy right now, but I have managed to weave a couple of towels in a draft call Modified Star.  A point twill threading and treadling (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2) makes these towels a breeze to weave (when compared to something like […]

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Lattice Scarf

Some time ago I came upon this blog and the beautiful scarf, which I new I had to weave, and now finally have.  It is woven in a 2/8 Tencel, the warp is silver and the weft is midnight blue.  On the loom the width was 8″, off the loom it is just under 7″.  The […]

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