Monday, July 31, 2017

Part One: Process

The first scarf I ever made was woven on a board with nails.
Not knowing how to "weave" or what yarns to use,
I made it up..

Shortly after that I started looking for sources of yarn that were 
inexpensive.  Not knowing what proper weaving yarns were, I started 
taking apart sweaters.

Creating with what I could find was addicting.
I am now a curator of discarded fibers: sweaters, cones, and odd balls of yarn.

It has been four years and weaving with found
materials makes me happier than ever.

This discarded linen blend sweater was unraveled to be made into 
a new scarf.

The yarn will be paired with hand dyed indigo and with a 
cone of discarded yarn at the guild Trash-to-Treasrue swap.


Stay tuned..

Thursday, July 27, 2017


'Reclaimed Rosepath'
25"x 25"

All reclaimed materials: three sweaters, Salvation Army cone, 
and miscellaneous thrifted ball yarns.

Mounted on found beaver-chewed driftwood.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fleece to Shawl..

{Before the Bath}

This shawl was woven in about three hours using
freshly hand spun, unwashed, wool.

The yarns are springy-full-of-energy fresh 
off the spinning wheel making weaving with
them a challenge.

Once the shawl is soaked and blocked the yarns will calm down.

This piece was woven during a demonstration at the 
Depreciation Lands Museum.


Now to wash this sheepy thing
: )


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Something from nothing..

After all the precision work for the Master Weaving homework, 
I woke up craving Saori.

The warp was wound from scraps of yarns
given to me from other weavers.  I love using cast-off, donated, 
and reclaimed yarns.

The Noro weft was dug from deeeeeep in the bottom of
the stash.

I was having a great time weaving, but
my studio partners were not amused...

The scarf woven is open and etherial.  I'll post some
some photos once the fringe is twisted.

The remaining warp was beat down tight.
Loving the fabric it made!

Hoping to have enough to make a small pouch.

The magic of scraps and Noro ; )