Saturday, December 31, 2016

Weaving For Fun

I hope you find your inspirations to weave as much fun as I do. Just look around at magazines, trees, ponds, and/or  your inner self. Weave On!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

What Is On Your Loom?

Here is a peek at what I have on 10 shaft Macomber: A Bateman Combination draft.

This is what is on the Baby Wolf: Bookmarks!

Oh, and more inkle loom Christmas ornaments.....

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Inkle Ornament

Just had to share this inkle loom woven ornament. I am enjoying this Baltic style pick-up.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Inkle Guitar Strap

OK, here is the finished guitar strap.This was a fun project. I couldn't find 13 pattern thread letters, so I had to go to my crochet books and this is what I came up with.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Inkle Loom Tetrahedron Ornaments

Thanks to Barbara Z for sharing her tetrahedron inkle loom ornaments!

Here is my try at the tetrahedron ornaments. 

Direction for the Tetrahedron Ornament can be found in Handwoven, Nov-Dec 2014. The really cute doll ornaments directions can be found in Handwoven, Nov-Dec 1993. 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Inkle Stuff

I am still playing around with my inkle loom. Here is some of the stuff I have been doing.
Key Fobs

Christmas Ornaments. 

My latest, a guitar strap doing pick-up work. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

More Rep from Kelly Marshall Workshop

More Rep Weave. Thanks again to Kelly Marshall for her wonderful workshop! What exciting textiles. !





Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Pick-Up Bandweaving Program

We had an excellent program by Barbara Z. on Norwegian Pick-Up Bandweaving at the Cabool weaving meeting.  Lots of tips and techniques with two different threading. Her examples were beautiful and she even makes most of her weaving equipment for this technique. Thank You Barbara!!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Inkle Guitar Strap

Well, I went and did it! I wove a guitar strap.

Now I will have to find someone I know who need a pink-brown-ish strap.

I also see that I should have made it wider to fit the hardware better. Always more to learn!!!

Friday, September 23, 2016

70% bamboo 30% cotton

Yum! I found some "Fiber-lady, Makicot" yarn at Fiber Daze in Mount Vernon, MO that I thought would make a great inkle band. What do you think? It says it is 14 wraps per inch and the sett for weaving is 8 epi. Because I didn't have to change colors, it went on the loom very quickly. There are four threads of black carpet warp on the edges and I am weaving with that same black.

Do not know what I will use this for, just enjoying the color play and the relaxing weaving.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Weaving Display

The Weaving Divas have an exhibit of our weaving on display in Mount Vernon, Missouri  at  Fiber Daze.  The art league sponsored our show. Even though Fiber Daze is only a few days, the art league will have our exhibit up through October.

Of course I took a photo of 'my' stuff. The small: Theo Moorman pillow, the photo album (Swedish Lace)on the table, and the Woven Shibori kitchen towel hanging above.  

Before my camera gave out, I did get a photo of Rossanna standing by the awesome silk scarf with matching kumihimo necklace she made. Her idea of fun is weaving at 48 or more epi!!!

Of our 14 members we each have 3 pieces on display. A wide variety from towels, runners, scarves,  to a huge shaft-switching rug, a woven felted jacket. And tapestries to get lost in! 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Color and Pick-Up Inkle Weaving

Would you believe that the orange band and the bottom turquoise band are the same pattern? 

Well, they are. I have the three center pattern threads on the orange band a very dark brown with metallic while on the bottom turquoise band, I am using two blended threads of turquoise as all the pattern threads. I am having fun changing up the colors while using the same draft. 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Inkle Weaving Red/White Sampler

I have been weaving on my Inkle Loom. I am really enjoying this Baltic style pick-up!
Here is a look at my red/white sampler.

Monday, August 22, 2016

An Inkle of Bateman

Weaving is slow going this month. I am working on a two shaft and an eight shaft project. I really got interested in weaving pick-up on my inkle loom. Thanks to my friend Anita who let the "duh" moment enter my brain. She is a great teacher!

So this loom is beside my chair and I can weave while watching TV. 

Another project I have going is some yardage on eight shafts with some Bateman Combination Weave. I am using some Patons Metallic ribbon yarn for this. I have a red warp (cotton) with the pattern thread 63% nylon, 28% acrylic, and 9% wool. The tabby is the same as the warp.

  I should be able to get at least 4 yards of yardage woven. Excited to see how this looks off the loom. If you see my threading error, just look away! 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Weaving Diva August 2016 Show and Tell

Another great meeting with the Weaving Divas. Sitting out on Carol's back porch was a real treat while we shared our latest weaving adventures.
Kathy and her woven shibori scarves. 

A weaving critic sits on my rep weave runner! I think she likes it.

Rosanna with TWO vest made with inkle loom bands!!!!!!

Rossanna with this excellent inkle band.

Two mre inkle bands from Rossanna.

Kumihimo from Rossanna.

Marilynn and this twill scarf.

Two more scarves from Marilynn. 

Missy and her yummy shawl.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Inkle Loom Workshop

It was a very lively and sometimes quite workshop where we were learning about pick-up inkle weaving. Anita had her hands full with 13 of us trying our hand at this awesome looking technique. But I think at the end of the day, we all got it!

Here is a look at all the fun!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Rep Weave Runner

Here is my rep weave runner from Kelly Marshall's workshop. I was able to weave it 40 inches long. It is 15 inches wide. I also got one place mat using her treadling she handed out at the workshop. We also learned how to design our own drafts using from 2-10 shafts. Her samples were outstanding!

By me trying out different treadling, I was able to see how to reverse colors, how the solid strips worked, and how blending colors in the warp helped add dimension. A great workshop! Find more about her on her web sight. (

This is the front side. I was seeing yellow shuttles on the left side as I wove this.

This could have been the front. It has turquoise shuttles on the left side.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Kelly Marshall Rep Workshop

WOW! Kelly came, she talked and demonstrated and we listened. We all just hope we remember what she told us. But she does have a great book to help us remember. We were blown away with her awesome examples. Some of the most beautiful ones were woven on only TWO shafts!!! Her color play is wonderful.

Kelly Marshall 

Jane and Shirley C , I am loving their colors.

Carol has Kelly's book close at hand.

Barbara Z is really moving along.

Kelly demonstrating how to get great selvages. 

Learning how to create a draft, figure out the threading, treadling and tie-up for Rep Weave.

This is my 'sample' place mat showing lots of different variations with this threading and tie-up that Kelly provided for the workshop. (I used my own color way.)