Category Archives: weaving

Summertime Weaving and other Arts

This is the summer of regional weaving conferences all over the US, and I enjoyed a day trip to Northampton, Massachusetts a couple of weeks ago to visit the exhibits and vendor hall of NEWS, the New England Weaving Seminar. … Continue reading

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Summer Weaving

Summer is a time when my weaving projects must take priority since that’s when I’m home to work!  Yet summer offers SO many wonderful distractions!  The garden, family and friends visiting, lots of conferences to attend.  I want to kick … Continue reading

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When Weaving and Sailing Converge

The month of June is shad season all along the East Coast of the US.  This is the time of year when many communities have shad festivals.  Our festival in Essex took place over the weekend, although Bob and I … Continue reading

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Keep on Keeping on!

Years ago I knew an editor who said that we must all find a rhythm in life that we can maintain for at least 30 years.  I’m still struggling with that.  My last birthday put me into a new decade, … Continue reading

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Weaving Connections

Today is Tuesday, August 2nd, and Convergence, the biggest gathering of weavers in the US,with lots of attendees from overseas as well, began over the weekend.  Facebook is full of posts from the many participants.  Do I feel left out? … Continue reading

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8S Advancing Lace Yardage Using JOY Almaza

This is an advancing lace structure on a plain weave ground that I found in the Greater Baltimore Weaving Guild’s book Sixty Scarves for 60 Years.  The pattern was designed by Carol Bodin, and it is called “Raku.” Warp: JOY … Continue reading

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Weaving and Dreaming

I’m dreaming about my next project as I zoom along on the current one.  There are always surprises, and this yardage has had its share.  Last fall I decided to make the warp a yard longer than I’d figured when … Continue reading

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Knitting to the Rescue!

It’s sad for me to report that my looms are in the same condition as when I arrived home.  Life has gotten in the way of my plans… While I was determining the most pleasing way to thread the pattern … Continue reading

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Adriana, Nancy, Dazmira, Hidalgo!

Everyone turns out on Sundays in Havana. The weather is always fine, so why not? I found more women crowded around Adriana late Sunday morning., and we had another session of exciting talk about handwork. Since Adriana’s table was not … Continue reading

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Exciting Stuff

We are leaving the safe confines of Over Yonder Cay later this morning.  I’m excited and more than a little nervous about what lies ahead.  The winds are still challenging, so for some of this week we will be looking … Continue reading

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