Time for Tapestry

Recently, my sister Ruth challenged me to create a wool tapestry on a cut length of linen warp she picked up at a sale. Since I have not yet worked with wool and have none in my yarn cache, she sent me collection of colors from her own supply. Whether my piece will be a rug…

Curtains – Finished & Hanging

I did it!  Huzzah! Nearly ten yards of fabric woven, sewn and hemmed, and hanging on my bedroom windows.  I haven’t ironed this much since I wore silk blouses to work in the 1990s. Ellie usually finds a way to sit on newly woven fabric.  I’m sure she thinks it is her right.  She was determined to get…

Bedroom Curtains Step 2

Step 1 Recap (Don’t miss Gallery Photos Below — Warping Loom with  the New Trapeze) When a test of yarn and weave pattern is successful, we think, “Oh, Man, I could have gone ahead with the project and be done by now.”  Right?  Yep. And when a test proves we have chosen the wrong pattern or a…

Project: Bedroom Curtains

Months ago, I vowed I would make new curtains for my bedroom.  Full of energy and enthusiasm, I tore down my old curtains and washed the blinds and the windows.  After I bought some nice cotton-rayon yarn, I waited for the magic to happen.  Eventually, it dawned on me that there was no Rumpelstiltskin to…

Loom Remodeling Job

Before we try out the trapeze, I would like to share some history of my old LeClerc Nilus II loom. As you know already, I bought the loom a year and a half ago. It is built of hardwood and very sturdy. Suitable for rug weaving. It was in usable shape, but had a few…

Weaving Blog Names & Tag Lines

The Artful Weaver – Name For a considerable time, I thought about possible names for this blog.  Why would I spend precious time writing about weaving when I could be creating something to hang on the wall, to use, to wear or to sell?  What do I have to say about weaving that hasn’t been…

Weaving Fabric and Stories

My two principal interests are weaving fabric and story telling. Although at first it appears the two topics can be interwoven into one blog, I find in my Gemini mind they must be separate. After all, not everyone who wants to read about weaving fabric is interested in wending her/his way through a tall tale,…