• Weaving

    Designing My Own History

    I have been involved with a weaving study group for almost 2 years now. There are 9 of us in the group, and we have all learned so much from each other. (Alright, I have learned much more from them than they have learned from me, but that’s ok!). For our current course of study we all had to choose our own topic to explore, and then present to the group. Last year about this time I took a tartan weaving course, and then just two weeks ago I took a Scottish District Checks and Tweeds class, so I decided that I would do a presentation on tartans and Scottish…

  • Weaving

    Crackle Bag

    Wait, that sounds wrong…. This morning I had a meeting with my lovely weaving study group. We have been together now almost two years I think, 9 of us. (8 women, 1 man). Every month or so we meet to discuss our current study topic, which usually involves some type of goal or project that we are to have completed. Honestly, I think know this group is the only reason that I get any weaving done at all. We decided when we started the group that we had to commit to it, to really make sure that we were getting the most out of it, both for ourselves and for…

  • Gifts,  Weaving

    Baby Weaving

    My friend Lindsay is due with her second little girl in just a couple of weeks. Since she is a quilter and a knitter, I wanted to make something a little different for her. I decided to weave a cotton baby blanket after another friend, Beth (sadly blogless) posted some pics of a set of three she had made. I knew Lindsay really liked pale pink, and that the colours of the baby’s room were in that theme, so I went with a white warp and a petal pink weft. I used a 6-thread herringbone, which I think is a good classic design. I measured out the white warp threads…