A new home, in a row house in Jackson Ward, Richmond. The studio looks out on the city street. Happy holidays, all!
Moving studio and house to Richmond, Virginia next month! I am delighted to be making this change just now, returning to city life again, and still working as a weaver, textile designer, and teacher. I will be closing the online store down Nov. 1, 2021. When I am settled I will bring my shop back…
All In! Is a many-colored wrap, or beach towel/skirt, depending on your whim. Rosepath weave, 100% cotton. 22 inches x 79 inches, rolled hem. Rosepath weave is reversible, as you can see in this first image. Machine wash, air dry. Easy living! $275. Buy now
A luscious wrap for your shoulders can be paired with a handwoven cotton sarong – see the next post! Red Dart is my hand painted cotton muslin wrap with an elegant crocheted edge. 15×72 inches. $99. Buy now
Juicy One is my first woven bath towel and the thirsty Huck weave is beautiful and useful. It’s woven in 100% cotton and is 29 inches by 58 inches, hemstitched on the loom. Wear it to the beach! Machine wash and hang up to dry. $145 Buy now
In addition to the bits of warp yarns left on the loom after weaving, I often pull short lengths of yarn off my bobbins to free them up for re-use. Here you see them knotted together ready to be wound onto bobbins for weft on another weaving.
Weaving with knotted leftover yarns brings delight and chaos and decisions! Sometimes I let pull the knots through the warp and show them off; other times I left them ride into the warp and clump and make bumps. After the piece is washed it all changes again.
6 For The Table is a set of napkins/placemats woven in canvas weave. The leftover warp yarns just off the loom are being knotted together and wound on a wooden rod into a center pull ball for use as weft in a new project.
After I finished the 5 Kitchen Towels, I collected the bits of warp that remained and, tying the short threads together with knots, made a new ball of cotton yarn for weaving. Zanshi is a Japanese weaving practice using knotted bits of yarn for the weft in weaving.
A place at your table! A set of four natural linen placemats handwoven in canvas weave. Texture, strength, beauty. Mats are hemmed and 16 inches x 25 inches. Machine wash on cold, hang to dry. $150 for the set.