Tag Archive: cotton

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

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

Fused Fibers

It’s Materials Madness March – a month where I am going to just play around with different materials, without having to complete any useful items. Back in 2002, I read an article in… Continue reading

Sew Many Variables, Sew Little Time

As part of Use-Up-Your-Scraps month*, I decided to focus on the different types of stabilizers, needles, and thread that are stuffed in drawers in the studio.  I got all of these notions in… Continue reading

Dye Samples Revisited

In the midst of using up my scraps, I was hunting in the closet for that last little piece of a fabric I needed, and came across all my naturally dyed samples from… Continue reading

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

Back to School – 1950s Style

These are two skirts that my mom wore to high school in the early 1950s.  I wore them again in the 70s, often.  They are very comfortable and wear like iron! All you… Continue reading

Frilly Foundations

Well, it’s Labor Day – time to put away those summer whites.  Here are four fabulous cotton undergarments that were stored away a century ago and never retrieved for use. These two petticoats… Continue reading

Puffball Mushroom Dye

Whenever I notice that I have a whole lot of something growing on the farm, I research it to see if it can be used for a dye.  There were lots of  puffball… Continue reading