All in Weaving

Inspiration for Design

Last year our Guild held a challenge called The Crayon Project in which each of us blindly selected three crayons and then, over several months, we had to create a project from that color inspiration.

For 2019, one of our members collected photos of interesting birds. What did we do with those?

Krokbragd Book Update

It has been 4 months since the release of my book ‘Krokbragd - How to Design & Weave’. To date, over 1500 copies have been purchased. I am overwhelmed by the book’s reception around the world and the many wonderful reviews it has received in such a variety of venues. To each of you who have purchased the book and especially to those who have recommended it, I offer my sincerest gratitude.

At this point, some housekeeping is in order.

Miniature Overshot Pouch

After weaving the project samples for my book, I had a bit of an 8/4 cotton warp remaining on the loom. I perused my stack of Handwoven magazines and saved project files for some inspiration and decided upon weaving a little overshot on this remnant.

Krokbragd Book Sneak Peek

Although the postings here have been a bit quiet, I’m busy behind the scenes working on ‘Krokbragd: How to Design & Weave’. Many of you have inquired about the progress of the book, so I thought I’d give an update and share some sneak peeks.

The Making of a Towel

Recently I was commissioned to weave guest towels for several customers.  For readers who are non-weavers, I thought it might be interesting to illustrate what goes into the making of a 12" x 17" guest towel.  It's more than just throwing the shuttle back and forth!

Fancy Fringe - Tutorial

I'm excited to bring you a video tutorial on a fancy fringe technique that includes braiding, interlacements, and beading.  I've worked the technique on a handwoven scarf, but it is not limited to only handwoven items.  This method could be used on any fringed item, whether handmade or purchased.

Samples & Swatches

As fiber artists and crafters, how many times have we heard the admonition "before you start your project . . . weave a sample or knit a swatch or spin a control or test dye a new color"?  I know that the vast majority of you are saying, "I never sample".  Am I right?  

 

The hope of my post is to bring a more positive light on this subject by sharing thoughts and ideas beyond the usual approaches to sampling and swatching.