Sidewalk Notes

I have walked on sidewalks for as long as I can remember. For twenty years, the sidewalks here in our Kernersville neighborhood have provided daily paths to pound pavement, breathe in fresh air, and work out the kinks in my mind and heart. Before that, it was sidewalks in and around the Ardmore area in … Continue reading Sidewalk Notes

Woven Grace

It wasn't but a few months back that I honestly thought I would never weave another tapestry. Sounds dramatic I know. But life just felt too difficult, too complicated, too heavy with many things to carry, to figure out, to decipher, to attend. But there was a time, about a year and a half ago, … Continue reading Woven Grace

Waves

I have been weaving a series of small (really small) tapestries. Three inches by three inches, these tapestries all have the same motif...a wave, or waves, sky, and a small round circle. These shapes, which change both in color and arrangement within the square of each tapestry, have meaning and represent the ever-changing experience of … Continue reading Waves

Against the Warp

While The Experiment still goes on, although with slightly less robust attention, I am filling the time for creating I have each day with spinning and tapestry weaving. Even though the slightly delirious tap, tap, tapping on my shoulder of weaving yards of cloth beckons me, I am fixing the blinders on to remain with … Continue reading Against the Warp

Alice in Weaverland

Nearly three months ago, on the evening of the last day of a tapestry weaving workshop, I landed in the ER at Baptist Hospital and didn't come out until three weeks later. Much like Alice in the story we all know, it felt like I dropped down a rabbit hole into a strange, albeit familiar, … Continue reading Alice in Weaverland

The Power of Play – Take 2

After the previous post went out, it occurred to me that I didn't exactly get around to writing about how creative play has a subtle power to change, move, ignite and inspire us to more creativity. I became enamored with my new word SWOODLE, and well, that was that. I kept on swoodling in my … Continue reading The Power of Play – Take 2

Growth

A tapestry grows much like a plant does, or a tree...from the bottom up. There may be rare times when a weaver might work a few passes of wool up higher on the warp. But most of the time we work from a foundation of warp-spacing weft and the building of over-under color, tamped down … Continue reading Growth

Loose Ends Meet Warp

Recently I’ve been diving into the chaos of my snippet jar. So many yarn ends from past knitting projects and weavings, piled in a glass bowl, whisper possibility. Life can feel much like this. Loose ends. Chaos. Disorganization. Bits of this and that which don’t seem to add up to a whole lot of anything. … Continue reading Loose Ends Meet Warp

Treasures

A key feature in the Saori approach to weaving is the addition of “treasures”. Treasures are bits of leftover yarns, ribbons, and any other items one might wish to add into the woven fabric. Anything from candy wrappers to flowers, beads to buttons, sea shells to rocks can be added into a weaving for significance, … Continue reading Treasures

All Things String

Following a line seems to be my favorite thing to do. Whether it is a line in my sketchbook pages... ...or spinning lines from wool... ...or weaving between the lines... ...my fascination grows as I go. More on all of these things coming soon! Just didn’t want you to think my love of yarn had … Continue reading All Things String