Dim . . . Dim . . . Dimity

Inheriting the trait from my grandfather, my mother, bless her, loved words.  She loved to read words.  She loved to research words – where they began, who said them, how they evolved into modern language and usage.  Or, how they ceased to evolve and lay unused for eons in some antique dictionary. Like a limpet,…

All For The Fun of Weaving

Having mastered Swedish lace, and being a huge fan of Mary Meigs Atwater and her teachings, I decided it was high time to study Atwater-Bronson lace. Well, it was truly a surprise when my research revealed Ms Atwater was simply the person who reintroduced an obscure, nearly forgotten lace.  No matter how vehemently she denied…

Steps To Weave an Inkle Band

Pick-up, Weave, Change, Beat, Tug . . . Anyone who has woven an inkle band knows this routine.  We chant an eternal mantra while we teach a particular warp-faced pattern to our fingers. 1- Pick-up warp to make the pattern; 2- Weave the row close to the fell, leaving a small loop of weft; 3-…