Category Archives: weaving

Episode 42: Competition and Creativity

Episode 42 finds me at the crossroads of competition (Sheep to Shawl) and creativity (how do I get it all done?!?) I can also reveal one of the secret test knits I’ve been working on for LB Handknits–including her book … Continue reading

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Managing the Spaces

My husband and I are hobbyists–more than that, really–but there are few words in English to describe just what we do. And I think many of you probably feel the same! We have projects–ACTIVE projects–all over the house. We have … Continue reading

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Man at Work

When he’s not reinventing the knitty naughty, Spencer has been hard at work on the loom. Right now we have it set up for all manner of twill and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying S’s spirit of innovation and experimentation . … Continue reading

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Champaign Urbana Spinners and Weavers Guild Program 2016-2017

I’m happy to say that the C-U Spinners and Weavers Guild Programming is complete! We’re live on the website and the first meeting of the season is coming up. I thought I would share the program here in case there … Continue reading

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Postcard from the Loom

Spencer spun up some fun fluff the other day and I cleared a few bobbins. “I’ll use it all for the weft!” he said, with some excitement. And he will . . .

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Films: Inspiration and History

As many of you know, I am in charge of planning guild events for 2016-2017 . . . Along with a lot of great speakers (thanks everyone who agreed to present!), I’ve got the hankering for a movie night. So, … Continue reading

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On the Bookshelf, July 2016

I had a bit of birthday money to squander, and so, what’s a girl to do? Why, buy some fiber-loving books, of course. In the past, I have purchased a few books that have not really served me well in … Continue reading

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Warp Board

As many of you know, Spencer is an excellent maker of things–and particularly fiberish things. In preparation for weaving on the loom, he made this beautiful warp board based on some specs and advice from a few dear CU fiber … Continue reading

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Weaving Papers

As you know, my dear Spencer has taken on the loom. He is an experimenter–and happily so. When he learned to knit, as you might remember, he told me emphatically “I don’t do patterns.” And his first woven cloth is … Continue reading

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Our Warped Loom

Why yes, it was a grand undertaking and yes, it *looked* a bit of a fright early on, but thanks to the help of Beth (CU-Spinners and Weavers Guild member extraordinaire), we warped this baby! The process took us about … Continue reading

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