Category Archive: Weaving

Coverlet Mysteries

I don’t see as many woven coverlets for sale as I do quilts, but this is one I picked up back in the 90s.  I’ve always thought of it as a small blanket,… Continue reading

Colorious II

Every weaver worth their thread does sample pieces called gamps, to try different threadings, or yarns, or colors – or all of the above-  in one reference piece.   These color gamps are… Continue reading

3-D Wall Quilt

I saw some free-standing quilt blocks in Jean Wells’ book Intuitive Color and Design: Adventures in Art Quilting.  They were sort of a cross between a quilt block and a sculpture, using miniature… Continue reading

Family Textiles: A Tale of Two Shawls

It was the best of textiles, it was the worst of textiles, it was the age of silk, it was the age of wool, it was the epoch of respectibility, it was the epoch… Continue reading

Textile Family Tree

It’s Mother’s Day!  I would like to thank and honor the wonderful women who raised and influenced me. My dad’s mother had seven children and something like 37 grandchildren and 73 great-grandchildren.  She… Continue reading

Colorious Weaving

These are some of my weaving samples from over the last 30 years. I have always been more of a Textile Experimenter (Experimentalist?  Experimentician?) than a Textile Expert.  Magazine articles and workshops constantly introduced… Continue reading