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…

Spring Project

“Spring has sprung,” the saying goes.  I don’t know if this is age related, or if it’s because my birthday is right around the corner (this is a serious milestone year I don’t even want to think about), but the older I get the less inclined I am to succumb to annual spring housecleaning impulses,…

A Self Challenge

When I showed my scarf at the February 2014 meeting of the Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild, I swear I heard the words, “Make a bag out of it.”  Whether those words actually were spoken aloud or I simply heard them in my head, I cannot be sure. Much too prickly to wear wrapped around…