Fibre Artist Blog: Exploring Weaving

Weaving

A retired artist (retired as in no longer actively pursuing selling art), I am now focusing on a deep dive into the art of weaving. I am familiar with weaving, so it’s actually not totally new, but it has been over 30 years so technically I am a newbie weaver again.

Focus on Discovery

A fibre artist lifestyle blog, (I’m Canadian so spelling is not ‘fiber’ here) sharing about life in a new part of Canada, while exploring weaving. The promise I made is for at least a year, maybe more, I will taking my time. It will be all about play, and many gifts for family and friends. I am just letting myself stumble around in the tangled fibres, crossing the threads into discovery and making lots of mistakes. Eventually when the projects start adding up then I might have to trade goods for dollars to buy more yarns!

In the Studio

My new 🏡studio is located in a small seaside village on the beautiful Acadian coast of New Brunswick, Canada .

My primary loom is a Leclerc Artisat floor loom. I’m most interested in exploring weaving with novelty 🧶yarns. On the list of ‘To Dos’ ✅ are rag-rugs, scarves, blankets & handbags.

I look forward to hearing from any fibre artists, especially Atlantic and Canadian weavers, so be sure to say hi 👋🏼

The first project – yarn is made by Lang, a blend of linen/silk. The twill weave made it a little thick for this 12 epi scarf, but it wasn’t as scary weaving linen as some books indicated. It will certainly keep me warm in the Atlantic winters. I changed the fringe finish to a Damastic edge with a twist and …What do you think?

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