Weaving a scarf is the perfect starting point for the new weaver. It's a narrow piece, which makes it easy to tension. It's a long warp, but not so long as to be likely to cause any real issues. And once you're done weaving and wet finishing, you have a completed woven piece, ready to
I’m so excited to share a sneak peek of my new class, Grid Patterns! One great thing about this class is I will walk you through all the ways to create your own grid patterns for projects in all kinds of art forms. You can be on the lookout for this class to launch toward the end of the month or ear
You've made up your mind. With a few easy projects under your belt, it's time to step up to the big leagues and make your first piece of down gear. Maybe it's a quilt, or perhaps a beanie. Regardless of what it is, your first piece of down gear is DIY graduation day. You don't want to fall on your face after grabbing hold of the diploma. That being said, one of the key decisions in preparation for your first down project (or down-like synthetic e.g. Primaloft) is fabric selection. It makes…
Are you ready for a fun grid pattern to incorporate into your weaving? It can be used with twill, locker hooking, frame weaving, or my favorite - pibione. Scroll to the bottom to get the pattern and don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter!
Weaving a sample is like making a sketch - you learn more about your materials, your sett, how things wash, shrinkage rate, and how the finished textile behaves. This post explains how to get the most out of your sampling process.