We’re counting down to the 2016 LYS Tour: Five days of fiber fun, May 18 – 22, 2016. Puget Sound, Washington. Click the sheep to see the cool countdown timer counting the days. LYS is an acronym for Local Yarn Store and each store on the map will have items on sale and a free pattern. There… Read More The 2016 LYS Tour
What is looming today? A new weaving project! Sorry about the pun.:) When I bought my Dorothy table loom on Ebay the shipping box contained cones of yarn in each corner as “padding,” three are chenille that I haven’t been brave enough to attempt using yet and the other was this variegated, slubby cotton. I am… Read More What is looming today? A new weaving project
Do you Ravel? I do. Ravelry.com is one of my favorite favorites. So I was thrilled to receive an email yesterday requesting the use of Gracie’s picture to accompany this dog sweater pattern from Lion Brand Yarn. Click this link to see it on Ravelry: Flower Garden Dog Sweater pattern by Lion Brand Yarn. Here is… Read More Gracie is featured on Ravelry!
Yes, the annual LYS (local yarn shop) tour is upon us again. 21 shops between Bellingham and Renton have put together a fun weekend of visiting and shopping May 17 – 20. Each has a free pattern and daily prize drawing and getting your “passport” stamped at all of them, gets you into a drawing for… Read More LYS Tour 2012
I’ve been working on my photography and got some good pix of a few scarves I made over the winter. I found a tutorial on digital photography and learned some new techniques. Well, not new techniques really, just figuring out what some of the buttons on my camera actually do 🙂 I learned to switch between… Read More New Scarves
I just started the new weaving project and it is beautiful, Robin picked a twill pattern for me and showed me how to tie up the treadles. You can’t really see the twill pattern unless you get really close (see pic) but it makes the fabric feel different than plain weave. I love the color and how… Read More My Latest Project
I warped my Baby Wolf loom all by myself this morning which means….Robin is a really good teacher! There are six main processes that have to be completed before you can weave: measuring the warp winding on threading the heddles sleying the reed tying and tensioning the warp weaving a header