This set of Finnish design overshot towels were just machine washed and are drying on a rack by the back porch. Below they are folded neatly in front of the window in my new studio in Jackson Ward, Richmond, Virginia. Each is all cotton, 17 inches by 25 inches. Hems are rolled and stitched. Details…
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.