Flax field

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Have I been hiding from myself?

I have been thinking about writing here almost daily...but nothing has happened.  I have this feeling that I need to have the monumental happening to write about.  But in reality, I feel better when I just write about the things that happen.  

I have had a nice winter.  The weather right now is acting like spring, I hope that we get more water to make the summer easier. 
The crocus are early this year.
The year has started well...yes I did have one of those BIG birthdays, so that was a bit of a downer.  But my classes have been going well, and I attended a great workshop and had three days of fun with my weaving friends.

Swedish Art Weaves with Joanne Hall
You can just see my Dorothy table loom in the front of the picture.  I have just finished changing the levers to some on top of the castle.  I love the way she works now.  There is much less metal clanging and the levers are better to use.

The art weaves are fun to do, I had seen them in VAV and was pleased to learn how to do some of them.  I would like to make some pillow tops to go in the guest room...when I clean it up and make a guest room...!?

Teacher's Sample
I hope my piece looks half as good as the teacher's.  I have looked up some addition patterns to use on a couple of pillow fronts.

I will have to put a picture of mine...I have a one more pattern area to finish my first pillow top.

I was also able to finish an old project...one of the old "100 Projects" projects.  The shoe laces were woven and I did some circular weaving for the ends and I purchased electrician tubes to heat set on the ends.
Plastic aglets after heat setting.
I like how they look in the shoes.  I did make them similar, but not identical.  I think I will like them. 
My new hiking boots and laces.


  1. Hi Deanna
    Your blog picture of the scarf is just lovely. Can I ask, what kind of yarn you have been in it? I would like to weave of myself.
    Sincerely, Tarja Marjeta, Finland, Tornio.

    1. The yarn is a fine merino wool and silk that is handpainted by "Mountain Colors." I love the color combinations that they use. The yarn is the similar to Zephyr by Jaggarspun.

  2. Handwoven shoelaces are *fabulous*. The thought had occurred to me, but I'd never seen anyone DO it. Beautiful colors, too!