Category Archive: Weaving

Sneak Peeks

It’s been exactly a year since I wove some monk’s belt towels.  That batch did not use up my yarn stash as much as I hoped.  I still have just odds and ends… Continue reading

Layers of a Luxury Look

This week I accompanied my husband to a conference at a resort hotel in the Texas Hill Country.  Through a reservations mix-up, we ended up in one half of a luxury suite!  It… Continue reading

A Little Commemoration Here, Please

I went to get stamps today, and chose the Building a Nation series, which features black-and-white photos of workers from the early 1900s.  When I got a good look at them, I was… Continue reading

Cream-colored Scarf

KerryCan at Love Those Hands At Home was curious about the textile that I had beneath the hats in yesterday’s post, so here it is in more detail. (Incidentally, KerryCan is doing a… Continue reading

A Great Coat for Great Weather

This coat belonged to my husband’s grandfather!  Gary Cooper wore one like it in The Fountainhead, which was made in 1949, so I would guess this is from the 1950s. It is only… Continue reading

Quilt Festival Treats

One of the great benefits of living near Houston, Texas, is that going to the International Quilt Festival takes just a short car trip.  Since I don’t have to plan and pay for… Continue reading

Check on Stripes

I’ve had these yarns for probably twenty years.  I must have woven up all the pretty colors, and somehow all I have left are cottons and linens in the basic primary colors –… Continue reading

Vacation by Video

Someday I hope to go on lots of textile tours of exotic countries, but for now I am just exploring the documentaries available from Amazon.  Most evenings, I watch a few minutes of… Continue reading

Summer Samples

Last spring I gave a few weaving lessons to a wonderful person who knew the basics but needed a little refresher.  We were going over the whole process of dressing the loom for… Continue reading

400 Years of Silk in America – Scruples and Scandals

Lustrous, colorful silk has beckoned to people in America over the centuries.  Some saw it as  a way to achieve self-sufficiency, others as a way to build wealth, and still others as an… Continue reading