Handwoven Textiles

Black Cat

As a weaver, I design experimental cloth of various kinds–lace weaves have been a favorite for many years, but also fancy twills and novelty structures. ┬áThe gallery below has a small selection of samples I’ve woven in the past 30 years. In 2005 I wove wedding favors for my son’s wedding. If you’ve never wound a warp or dressed a loom, the steps involved in weaving the little bags might be instructive. Check them out!

Recent Weaving–for the more recent (closer to the top) samples, click on the thumbnail to see a larger image.

Blazing Shuttles warp (turned taquete)

Blazing Shuttles warp (4S turned taquete)

Sample for EWBM 2015 (hind und wieder)

Sample for EWBM 2015 (hind und wieder)

Detail

Detail

Warp for Miranda's baby blanket (in progress, 8-2015)

Warp for Miranda’s baby blanket (in progress, 8-2015)

Miranda's blanket and towel

Miranda’s blanket and towel (finished 9/15)

Rep Weave Samle (from IWC, 7-2015)

Rep Weave Samle (from IWC, 7-2015)

Rep Weave Sample from IWC (7-2015)

Rep Weave Sample from IWC (7-2015)

Detail of advancing point twill scarf

Detail of advancing point twill scarf (12-2014)

Finished scarves

Finished scarves (12-2014)

Blazing Shuttles blueberry warp (towels)

Blazing Shuttles blueberry warp (towels, 9-2014))

The second towel

The second towel (9-2014)

CW sample 2014 on the loom

CW sample 2014 on the loom

Finished cloth

Finished cloth

Crammed & Spaced Workshop, February, 2014, with Pamela Bliss

Crammed & Spaced Workshop, February, 2014, with Pamela Bliss

Warp & Sample for JOY workshop, May, 2014 (20/2 Tencel @ 60 epi)

Warp & Sample for JOY workshop, Advancing Twill, May, 2014 (20/2 Tencel @ 60 epi)

Baby blanket for Jenn, 8S rosepath, 4/2 cotton warp, 8/2 cotton weft

Baby blanket for Jenn, 8S rosepath, 4/2 cotton warp, 8/2 cotton weft

Detail, baby blanket 1

Detail, baby blanket 1 (A River for Aibhilin)

Huck Spots, Diamonds, 6/2 cotton warp, 8/2 cotton weft

Huck Spots, Diamonds,
6/2 cotton warp, 8/2 cotton weft

Plaited Twill Towel on Double Two Tie Threading, 8/2 cotton

Plaited Twill Towel on Double Two Tie Threading, 8/2 cotton

Plaited Twill on Double Two Tie Threading, on loom

Plaited Twill on Double Two Tie Threading, on loom

After washing

After washing

Plaited Twill on D2T Threading, on Loom

Plaited Twill on D2T Threading, on Loom

After washing (most difficult treadling)

After washing (most difficult treadling)

Diagonal Lace on D2T Threading

Diagonal Lace on D2T Threading

Tom's Miniature Rug (from Lynda Teller Pete's workshop, Nov. 2013)

Tom’s Miniature Rug (from Lynda Teller Pete’s workshop, Nov. 2013)

Tina's Miniature Rug (from Lynda Teller Pete's workshop, Nov. 2013)

Tina’s Miniature Rug (from Lynda Teller Pete’s workshop, Nov. 2013)

A little farther along.....

A little farther along…..

Finally finished (for wedding 9/7/13)

Finally finished (for wedding 9/7/13)

EWBM sample 2013

For EWBM study group–asymetrical treadling, 8S interrupted point twill, Charles Petzold, 1901. 10/2 cotton warp, 10/2 rayon weft

EWBM 2013 (symmetrical treadling)

EWBM sample, symmetrical treadling, 8S, 10/2 cotton warp, 10/2 tencel weft. (Shawl woven with this treadling awarded “Best Overall” in RMWG May 2013 Fashion Show.)

Double Warp Interlocked

Double Warp Interlocked, woven in Sheila O’Hara’s multiple warp workshop, 8S, 10/2 cotton

Bread Cloth

Bread cloth, 8S advancing rosepath blocks, 5/2 merc. cotton

Older Weaving Samples

Lace Table Runner

Bronson lace woven in overshot pattern, 8S, 20/2 cotton

Lace Table Runner

Bronson lace in overshot pattern (detail)

Textured Cloth (before finishing)

Textured Cloth (before finishing), woven in Barbara Herbster’s workshop, wool and elastic yarn and novelty ribbon

Textured Cloth (after finishing)

Textured Cloth (after finishing)

Lace Triangles

Lace Triangles, 8S Bronson Lace, 10/2 cotton

Baby Blanket

Baby Blanket for Phoebe, 4S Point twills, 6/2 cotton

Honeycomb

Honeycomb, 4S, cotton & novelty yarn

Swedish Snowflake

Swedish Snowflake, 12S twill, cotton/novelty

cotton towels

Cotton Towels, 4S twill, naturally colored cotton

Wheat/not Wheat

Wheat, 16S fancy twill, various mixed cottons

Silk Scarf

Silk Scarf, 4S deflected double weave, 18/2 silk (Complex Weavers Award, MFA, 2000?)

Silk Scarf

Silk Scarf, 4S deflected double weave, 18/2 silk (detail)

Wool Scarf

Wool scarf, 4S deflected double weave, handspun weft

Lace Diamonds

Basket weave woven as lace, 8S, 10/2 cotton

Overshot Lace

Overshot Lace, 20/2 cotton

Overshot Lace, reverse side

Overshot Lace, reverse side, 20/2 cotton

Gebrochen Twill Towel

Gebrochen Twill Towel, 8S, 10/2 cotton, woven after Marjie Thompson’s “Forgotten Weaves” workshop

Gebrochen Twill Towel (detail)

Gebrochen Twill Towel (detail)

Bumberet Check Towel

Bumberet Check Towel, 8S, 6/2 and 8/2 cotton

Bumberet Check Towel (detail)

Bumberet Check Towel (detail)