Christmas in the Spinning House

'Tis Christmas in the Spinning House the best time of the year... The bins are filled with fleeces and the workers full of cheer! *** They spin from dawn to dusk as shorter days it be Then 'round a roaring fire books and cocoa at their knees. *** On Christmas Eve they beg her to … Continue reading Christmas in the Spinning House

Wonder in Wood & Wool

What would be the chance that the wood from which my spinning wheels were made is the very same wood from which the manger was crafted - in which He was laid as a babe in swaddling cloth? Is it silly to imagine that the very table of the Last Supper might have been hewn … Continue reading Wonder in Wood & Wool

The Woven Way

From where I sit, walking the treadles, threads reach out in front of me...a long narrow path, open to possibility, unknown, undiscovered. Rolled up underneath this path is what I wove yesterday. I can't see it. I try to remember the colors and textures of days gone by. Some I remember vividly, others blur and … Continue reading The Woven Way

Cloth

The making of cloth is an enchanting endeavor. Somehow...with the simplest of ability and materials...something soft is created that warms and mesmerizes. Enchanting cloth begs to be shared. Check out all the handwoven scarves/wraps I'm sharing in my shop! Perhaps you'll find something enchanting there. 🙂 **Dear Reader...Happy New Year! Ha! It's a bit late, … Continue reading Cloth

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

Deconstruction

“I’m not sure I can do this,” I said to my daughter who was sitting nearby as I began the process of turning clothing into strips of fabric “yarn”. Sitting in front of me on the table was a little girl’s Little Mermaid nightgown, well worn, perhaps even passed down from a big sister. Poised … Continue reading Deconstruction

Woven Grace

Every community of faith contains a wide variety of human beings. If we were to speak of them as clothing, we would see that some are a little frayed around the edges, some are trimmed neat and tidy. Some are colorful, perhaps even loud. Others are soft-toned and muted. Some exhibit dark broody vibes, while … Continue reading Woven Grace

Not Giving Up

A couple of years ago, I had this idea... It was big. A bit unwieldy. Not altogether formed in my mind. Such are the beginnings of many ideas that traipse through my head and heart. Some of them stick around. Some of them don’t. This one did. The idea just needed the Covid shutdown to … Continue reading Not Giving Up

Change

There is something about our current state of affairs that feels like a suspension, hiatus, time-out, or an extended stay-cation. It’s as if the world has been put on hold and we are hovering in place, holding our breath, until we have made it over the bridge, or until we are told we can come … Continue reading Change