Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Advancing Twill sampling

Here I am still playing around with the advancing twill that has been on my Baby Wolf since the JOY workshop. This was a good experience for me. I dented my first 60 epi (ends per inch) warp! Since I warp front to back and didn't want to learn another warpping way, I had to figure out how to dent 60 epi. I knew I could put 4 ends in a 15 dent reed, but gosh.... how would I keep the ends in order..... so yes, I bought a 30 dent reed. Easy-Peasy! Of course some can't afford a new reed, but I had been saving and so I went for it!

And now I am trying to do 60 ppi (picks per inch). And of course still trying out different wefts. Lots to think about when working with a "new to you" technique.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

More of - - Just Our Yarn weaving workshop

The Just Our Yarn weaving workshop was a great success. But who wouldn't love three days of Tencel and color and guidance and fellowship. We learned from each other and our instructors. A great weekend. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

More- - Just Our Yarn weaving workshop

Sometimes you just have to take a break!

Getting their samples in their booklets.

Discussing the different samples and colors that were used.

16 shaft design.

4 shaft design.

Love this 12 shaft design.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Just Our Yarn weaving workshop

I am back at my computer and now have my camera too, so I will sprinkle a bit of fun and color from the Just Out Yarn workshop that was held last weekend.

If you love Tencel and love color, this is the place to be.

Some of us are missing in this photo, but you can see still see we are a great group!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Weaving Friends

Always very kind, helpful, cheerful, loving, thoughtful, doting, warm, my devoted weaving friends awarded me a great gift for my time spent at the weaving workshop.

I am sure this is a new weaving tip or trick.... I will take names. (just saying)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

"Just Our Yarn" Workshop

The great thing about attending a workshop is that not only do you learn a thing or three from your instructors, but you learn from each other. Like...some have the thread from the bobbin come over the top while others have that thread come off the bottom of the bobbin in their shuttles....or.... some use lease sticks and then leave them in or take them out when weaving, others don't even own any.

Here is Tomi using a great trick. She has beads with numbers on them and uses them to keep track of her treadling. Check it out.

If interested is this great yarn, you will have to catch these ladies at your nearest conference or schedule them. Lots of great tips and tricks working with color and Tencel. Just search for "Just Our Yarn".

Check back from time to time as I hope to have more photo's to post later.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Diva Fun

Just a  few photo's of the workshop. Having a wonderful time!!! I am sure all of us are dreaming in color.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Diva Pre-Workshop

Getting ready for the gals from "Just Our Yarn" next week for a workshop. I think we have our looms ready and are excited to begin. Twelve looms in Marilynn's studio is a tight fit.... but it will add to the fun!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

New Weaving Book

The Weavers Guild of Minnesota has been busy. They have published a book called "A Thread Through Time: Modern Projects From Our Swatch Archives." It is a unique anniversary book that includes the story of the Guild, swatches and their patterns from their past 75 years. Forty-seven members got together to publish this full-color book. It looks to be a great addition to my library.

You might go to their web sight to check it out.

Monday, June 1, 2015


At the Diva guild we were studying strips. Check out this crazy stripped pattern I saw while on our trip. I am always wondering how I can do this with my 8 shaft loom.