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

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 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

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

The Land of Yarn Drobe

I am the happy recipient of a magical gift! My son has been working on repurposing an old gun cabinet into a yarn display case for my studio. It was to be my birthday gift this summer, but has just recently been finished. Knowing that I would not house guns in it, he and our … Continue reading The Land of Yarn Drobe

The Magic of Morning

Out here on the deck, still feeling the traces of a weary fog, I am enveloped and enlivened by what I can only call pure magic. Perhaps you have felt this too? The titter and chirp of birds and crickets singing a song of hope for the new-made day. Their chatter is a lively conversation … Continue reading The Magic of Morning

Encounter

It was so brief! Hardly long enough for it to register in my brain. A blink, and he was gone. Yet for those few seconds of the buzzing, hovering dance, I held my breath and didn’t want it to end. It was evening a few days ago and I was in my studio spinning to … Continue reading Encounter

YARN LOVE – a song

Well, this is a bit out of my territory but a fun thing ( I hope) for everyone who loves yarn. Whether you knit or crochet, spin or weave, this song is for you! But first...a little back story...💖 I have the privilege of teaching ongoing small groups of women who knit and crochet. Several … Continue reading YARN LOVE – a song