Category Archives: patterns


Once again, it’s been a month since I’ve posted here, and usually when that happens I’ve been writing posts in my head for weeks and weeks before finally getting to a keyboard.  Not this time–I haven’t even thought about posting. … Continue reading

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Directions for a handwoven tote bag

8-SHAFT HUCK LACE TOTE BAG  This fabric is based on a well-known huck lace pattern that is available in a number of places.  It is included in the The Best of Weaver’s Huck Lace, edited by Madelyn van der Hoogt, … Continue reading

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Creative Outlets

Sometimes while we are hiding out from storms the waters are actually calm enough for me to work.  It hasn’t been often!  On good days, we tend to set off sight seeing and shell collecting, but on others I manage … Continue reading

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Tackling My Toika

In spite of that pep talk from my son, in spite of Su Butler’s excellent website with extensive information, including photos (!) about tying up a Toika, and in spite of perusing every forum post about Toikas I could find … Continue reading

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A Knitter’s Memory Lane…

Sometimes early in the new year I perform an “Airing of the Stash” where I get all my yarns and spinning fibers out and have a look.  I will be doing that as soon as I step away from the … Continue reading

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Knitting and Fabric Shops in Coastal Maine

Several of our usual ports have surprised me with wonderful knitting and fabric shops!  Our ‘guest room’ is quickly filling up with my treasures! Bath: Halcyon (the photo on their homepage is that Ecobaby sailor pattern! Ha!)  I have to … Continue reading

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>A Weaver’s Legacy

> An amazing turn of events last week brought three weavers together after three years… About three years ago, a good friend of mine died from complications related to breast cancer.  She was a very artistic woman, someone I admired.  … Continue reading

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>Knitting Pattern

> Two years ago I started a knitting ministry group in my area. It was not about religion per se, but about the power of knitting to heal us and others. I think the act of making anything by hand … Continue reading

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