The Year of Playing at Home

On January 1st of this year, I woke up and decided I was going to weave an item for every room in my house. I mean this quite literally—I sat bolt upright in bed with total conviction that I was going to do this. The idea quickly turned into a book proposal that my publisher snapped […]

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Half Year Mark: A Handwoven Home Update

Declaring that 2015 “year of the handwoven home” was a way for me to increase the number of handwovens in my home. Since that time, I’ve signed for a new book with Interweave on weaving for the home, causing me to switch gears from weaving for me to weaving for publication. To keep the spirit of […]

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Score One for the Floor

After traveling for the past four concecutive weeks, I have been in dump-and-run mode. This took its toll on my yarn space. I’ve never really put this room to rights since we moved into our new home last July. Coming home to a pile of deadlines meant one thing-cleaning the yarn room was suddenly the most […]

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Taking Stock

As I begin my quest to realize a lifelong dream—to live in a home bedecked in handwoven textiles, I stopped to look around at what my home already contains.  So much of my weaving life has either been for publication, teaching, or for gifts.  The work I purchase, I have largely give as gifts. I’ve retained very […]

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First Room: The Kitchen

I love new beginnings!  The world is sparkly and new, everything fits perfectly together in your mind, and nothing has gone wrong.  (This won’t last, but that is also part of the process.  For an excellent blog post on navigating roadblocks check out Kate White’s post on the Schacht Blog.) I’m starting my Year of […]

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Home-ing In On a New Year

A brand new shiny year has arrived and with it comes all the hopes and dreams of new beginnings.  In 2014, I moved to a new home in a small town in New Mexico.  Once a church, it is a magical building flooded with the light of New Mexico—particularly because we have no curtains.  The […]

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