Weaving is the Bee’s Knees! Well … Feet.

This year I acquired a book I’ve been wanting for a loooong time: Applesies and Fox Noses — Finnish Tabletwoven Bands, by Maikki Karisto and Mervi Pasanen. This book focuses on tablet woven bands from Iron Age Finland, with patterns from, and inspired by, extant bands from the period. It’s an amazing book for aContinue reading “Weaving is the Bee’s Knees! Well … Feet.”

Weaving with a Temple

My husband laughs at the terms I use in weaving. “You’re sleying the reed?? How is that even a thing?” Well, now I’ve started using a “temple”! 😀 This is a device that forces the width of the woven piece to match up correctly with the “dents” in the reed (haha, there I go again). This stops theContinue reading “Weaving with a Temple”

Birka tablet woven belt

A long, long time ago, in a suburb far, far away … … I wound a very looong warp for tablet weaving a belt. A 292 cm long belt! I used 20 tablets (in reality, playing cards cut into a square shape, with four holes punched at the corners). Each tablet was threaded according toContinue reading “Birka tablet woven belt”

Big reveal: woven tea towels!

I’m excited to finally be able to reveal what I’ve been working away on over the last few months: a set of woven tea towels for my Mum’s birthday! These turned out so well. 🙂 Not much like the original sample concept I tried back in January … but since then I managed to borrow aContinue reading “Big reveal: woven tea towels!”

It’s my birthday!

I’ve spent my day relaxing at home, nursing a cold, which means lots of archive binging on weaving sites. Why? Because I’m really excited about this landing in my living room last weekend (no, not a birthday present!) This is a four-shaft loom I borrowed from a friend of mine. This is a huge upgrade onContinue reading “It’s my birthday!”

Weaving a special gift

Last year my Mum had a special birthday, and I vowed to make something extra special to mark the occasion!  At first I was thinking of making a quilt, inspired by the lovely wonky circles done by Mari of TheQuiltingEdge. I still think that is a great idea (hi Mum!) but I knew I wantedContinue reading “Weaving a special gift”