Recently we took our first real trip as a family. We wanted to spend a cool weekend in Colorado, bookended by stops in Santa Fe. Traveling through New Mexico you never know what you’ll find: women selling freshly made tamales outside of gas station; centuries old tiny churches filled with gorgeous bultos, retablos, and other […]

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Can I admit something? I am not great at reading profile drafts. I know that in theory these drafts are supposed to make more complicated weaving drafts simpler, but I often find myself squinting my eyes at them and mumbling to myself as I try to figure out exactly what I do where. This is […]

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On Babies, Weaving, and Tom Knisely

Babies change everything. This is what I was told frequently while I was pregnant, and today it’s a mantra I repeat as I try to balance the aspects of my old life with my new reality. For example, I still want to learn and grow as a weaver, but right now going out to a […]

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Weavers Workshop: What’s a Fibonacci?

The first time I learned about the Fibonacci sequence was in my fifth grade math class and I’m involved a story about rabbits and reproduction. I remember thinking the sequence was interesting, but ultimately useless because I personally was not planning on breeding rabbits. Later, the term came up again during an art appreciation class […]

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Weaving Silk with Treenway Silks

Post sponsored by Treenway Silks I remember the first time I understood the big deal about silk. I was probably in middle school and browsing the clothes at a local thrift shop. My hand brushed against a silk blouse and while I cannot tell you what it looked like, I remember how it felt. It […]

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Rigid-Heddle Towels with Halcyon Yarn

Post sponsored by Halcyon Yarn I’ve made no secret of the fact that I love to weave towels more than anything else. Scarves are wonderful, don’t get me wrong, and so are blankets, shawls, and the rest. They just don’t give me the feeling of joy and delight that I get every time I use […]

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Colorado Dreaming with Mango Moon

Post sponsored by Mango Moon Yarns. One of the (many) reasons I love working with little looms is how well they lend themselves to fun and funky yarns that are normally in the domain of knitters only. Whether you call them knitting yarns, novelty yarns, or (my favorite term for them) fashion yarns, these yarns […]

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Weaving With a Baby

As some of you might know, around 3 months ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, my little Henry. You may also know, if you read my posts leading up to the birth, I had assumed that while on maternity leave I’d be able to do some weaving. Perhaps not an enormous amount […]

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There persists a myth about rigid-heddle looms: that while they’re great for weaving scarves and pieces with thick knitting and fashion yarns, one can’t weave fine fabrics using traditional weaving yarns on them. Fortunately for us all, weavers the world around are proving this false by weaving beautiful, fine fabrics on these versatile little looms. […]

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