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  • Taquete Todo!

    Ok I admit, sometimes I blog to keep myself organized. Hopefully you have seen my damask samples and 13th C Alms Purse. Damask is woven in a drawloom, but is quite a bit later in period. So now my next adventure in drawloom weaving is taquete then samitum.
    So here's where I'm at and where I'm going.
    I've wound my warp and beamed it. I have added 4 drawcords to my drawbridge, yes that really is what it's called! I now have 14 pattern shafts.
    Here's what I still need to do:
  • Spinning Spring Cleaning

    I've always knew I was a spinner. My mother bought a wheel at an Amish auction when I was 7 or 8. I loved treadling it. I spent hours a day just making it go.
  • Taquete Binding

    Today I wound my next warp and cut off my damask sampling warp. I am setting up , my drawloom to learn taquete. I know most weavers use standard looms for this now, but I will be basing my taquete on historical examples, which are believed to have been woven on a drawloom. Plus, all the designs I plan to userequire more shafts than I have on any other loom.

  • Adventures in Drawloom Weaving

    I am finishing up my series of damask samples and my small damask project. Now I'm going back further in weaving history to study Taquete and Samitum!
    Today I'm preparing my taquete warp and may begin vhanging my drswloom set up for taquete.

  • Web Work

    Hello everyone,

    I have been fairly busy with the wedding this week. However, I took part of today off to work on this website. I'm working on more efficient ways to get photos into posts and pages. I hope this will help me provide you the reader with even more information!

    Please forgive me if I'm quiet again over the next few weeks, but look back after the wedding and the Insulae Draconis Raglan event for more updates.

  • Fibre East

    I attended Fibre East yesterday! This was the first year for Fibre East, so it was still small. Despite it's modest beginnings, the event proved go have many great vendors. I dis not significantly increase my stash, but did make some nice purchases. I bought a few gorgeous yarns from Yarnscape.co.uk I also picked up brochures from many other venders to keep for reference. This is very important for me as I work through my UK WSD Certificate of Achievement.

  • Teaching on Weavolution!

    I’ve started teaching classes on Weavolution! This is a great venue for teachers and students. Weavolution uses WebEx to allow teachers and students around the world, literally, to come together for weaving classes! I’ve joined a few classes and they have worked quit well! Anyone with an internet connection now has access to a myriad of classes via Weavolution. Weavolution costs nothing to join. The classes are on a fee basis, but are very reasonably priced, usually about $30/hour. My next class is Color and Weave.

  • Weaving Update

    Wow! It has obviously been a long time since I blogged! That’s partially been because I’ve been so busy weaving! I have finished two samples for my Certificate of Achievement (photos to follow once they are wet finished). I’ve completed a plain weave sample and a colour and weave sample.


    I also finished the plain weave, random stripes baby blanket for a friend.

  • Certificate of Achievement Update

    I am still diligently pursuing my UKWSD Certificate of Achievement. I as of yet have not completed any samples. However, I have learned how to do all facets of Double Weave with Melanie, my tutor! When working with Melanie on double weave she pointed out that I can maximize my warps by weaving several structures on one warp! This should really help me complete the CoA on time. I'm still shooting for 5 years, but would be pleased if I could do it in less!

  • Commitment to Certificate of Achievement

    Many of you will know that I took some weaving tuition with Melanie Venes a few months back. You probably also know that I was working on my PhD in Education. Well as happens with many candidates, I've lost my passion for pursuing my PhD! I'm actually not that sad about it, my goal used to be to eventually teach others how to teach. Since then I've had several experiences with student teachers and mentoring younger teachers, the truth of the matter is teaching is not something you can really teach!

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