I discovered weaving back in 2005 as a college student. We wove fabric samples with fancy, expensive equipment that I had to leave behind after graduation. I’d come a long way for someone who had never seen handwoven fabric or even a loom in person. Wanting to continue weaving, I began to re-learn the craft… Continue reading Weaving Around Town: Strengthening Community Bonds with Gist Yarn Co.
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The Send-Off Sash
Earlier this month my brother-in-law was deployed to Afghanistan with the US Air Force. I decided to weave him a keepsake sash as a parting gift. The project went together nicely. The weaving technique used is called supplementary warp patterning. The woven text is DH (His Initials) 14 (deployment year) ZIJAKERY (The acronym they use for the… Continue reading The Send-Off Sash
Weaving Senovinis: The gifts of crafting in public
It's been a few months now since I began crafting in public at my local library on Sunday afternoons. I work on different projects. Spinning (people especially love to see the spinning wheel at work), braiding, piecework, knitting or whatever I can stuff in a basket. It is so fun to talk to people who see me working.… Continue reading Weaving Senovinis: The gifts of crafting in public