New kitchen towels and Derry Homegrown Farm & Artisan Market

Happy June. It is the time of year in New Hampshire for peonies, fresh radishes, and fiddleheads. And June is also the time for the opening of our local farmer's market!

New work and NH Open Doors

With CraftBoston Spring behind me (what a lovely venue and what lovely patrons!) as of last weekend, I am preparing for NH Open Doors.

I will be offering a weaving demonstration at Littleton Fine CraftGallery on May 6, 2017. You're welcome to try out the loom, too! 

There is some new work on the loom this week. I am somewhat ashamed to say that after 18+ years of weaving, I have never worked with bamboo fiber until now. I'm really liking it so far! I am anxious to see how the new scarf (an eight shaft point twill) feels after finishing. Here is a sneak peek:

Fish in the Pond overshot and Spring events

New overshot woven pieces are underway and will be ready for CraftBoston Spring, to be held at the lovely Cyclorama in Boston, Massachusetts April 20-22, 2017. This is a new design for me, an 8 shaft pattern variation on "Fish in the Pond" as found in Carol Strickler's "A Weaver's Book of 8-Shaft Patterns."

Weaving for Spring

2017 is in full swing and I have a few new things to share with you, lovely reader. I've been busy at the loom weaving old favorites but have also added a few things, too.

Windowpane plaid towels in red, blue, and green found their way into several homes in December between CraftBoston Holiday, several of the League of NH Craftsmen Gallery shops, and my online shop. I've added a new color combination to the mix, a black windowpane plaid. Here it is!

"Log Home Living" & CraftBoston Holiday

I'm delighted to share that my "Farmhouse Plaid Table Runner," which has been one of my most sought after designs, has been included in the holiday 2016 issue of "Log Home Living." The editors sent me a copy of the issue earlier this week and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. It is a lovely magazine.

Which scarf should be my "Artist's Gift?"

Hello, friends. I am so excited to be participating in the League of NH Craftsmen 83rd Summer Fair as a bona fide booth holder this year. I am going to be in booth 104 from August 6 - August 9.

Birds and bookmarks

Hello, friends. Happy Spring! The orioles have returned and so I have a cache of thrums ready for them to put outside to help with their nesting endeavours. (What's a "thrum?" The tail end of a warp thread). Aren't the birds lovely? Here are some I caught at our pea trellis:

Eastern kingbird and northern oriole

It's a purple thing

Hello, friends. Last week's fascination with tencel (you can read more about that here) has continued! I've woven several new scarves and am excited to share them with you:

Terrific Tencel

I am embarassed to admit that although I have called myself a weaver for over fifteen years I had never considered using Tencel in my work. Well, let me tell you, friends, Tencel is wonderful! I just finished my first Tencel project and I am smitten with the results:

Colorful cloth

Hello, friends. Many of you know that I do not have much in the way of formal art training. I've been a student in three formal weaving workshops but most of my instruction has been hard-fought at the loom. Working at the loom nearly every day over the course of the last 16 years has allowed me to become technically proficient, but, as my weaving mentors / jurors told me at the League of NH Craftsmen critique and jury session, there is always room for growth and development. In my case, the jurors encouraged me to explore color.