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The one about “Is false damask a twill?”

I was weaving Norbert’s extremely handsome scarfs a couple of weeks ago and watching the diagonal twill lines shift and thinking I had seen a scarf with blocks that didn’t have those diagonal lines. And then I started paging thru … Continue reading

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The one about Color and Twills and Jayne….

I just read the best article by Deborah Heyman! It’s at Handwoven.com entitled “Controlling the primaries in your color mixing“. You need to read this article, especially if sometimes your weft turns your beautiful striped warp into mud. I’m going … Continue reading

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What do I do with some of these colors?

I wouldn’t say my house is cluttered., Or that I have a bunch of collectibles packed away. But I have to admit I am a collector. Of colors. Of yarn. And I’m trying to be more discerning in what I … Continue reading

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Slogging away…

I think I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I had my small Norwood loom warped with a chenille scarf, but I was going to change that a bit…which I did…and boy was that a job! I already had … Continue reading

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Almost Becker 63

I don’t know how many of the weavers out there get VAV magazine…but you should! It’s a Swedish handweaving magazine, much like Handwoven, but where Handwoven focuses on the craft of weaving, it seems like VAV focuses on the art … Continue reading

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August 2020…How did that happen?

I can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted on this blog! My daughter got engaged, I broke my wrist, we moved…I have a fabulous yarn room and weaving space!!…My daughter got married….and of course COVID-19 is here. But … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy new year everyone! I hope this year brings you joy, peace, and success! I’ve been thinking about my weaving year and what I want to get done…so here is my bucket list of weaving stuff for 2018..( I thought … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing Day!

Okay, I had to do a Wikipedia search to learn about Boxing Day…and since I already have rewarded my two young adult servants fairly well this Christmas, they are receiving nothing more today from me, except leftovers for lunch and … Continue reading

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Me and Cally Booker!

I like Cally Booker!   Well, I should first say I’ve never actually met Cally Booker, I lurk around and read her blog, and hero worship from a distance.  But I really really like her! I want to assure you … Continue reading

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It’s September and I need to get busy!!!

Almost everyday I entertain myself while I weave by writing a blog post…in my head.  They don’t get posted..just float around in my mental swamp…but here goes with a real post: It’s September, and I’d better get busy!  I just … Continue reading

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