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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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Geeking Out: Cotton

I’ve noticed that if a pattern calls for cotton yarn most weavers tend to dig into their stash and pull out whatever cotton they have on hand.  All cotton yarns are not the same.  Depending on their type they can behave differently in the finished cloth. Here is a brief rundown of the kinds of cottons …

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Year of the Handwoven Home Progress Report

On January first, I experienced a fire in my belly that only a New Year can bring.  THIS will be the year!  Every room in my house will have a new handwoven item designed just for it.  I’m happy to say that unlike most of my New Year’s Resolutions this one is sticking. I’ve tackled the …

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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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