Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sage bold plaid towels!

Hello, friends. We have more snow. It is still February in New England, so I guess that this is not really news.

There is new color combination on the loom for my bold plaid towels. These are woven from cream/ivory/natural and sage cottons. I like the way that they're shaping up. Here's a picture:



And here is a new warp chain that is underway. I'm using a bright turquoise (called "Algiers blue" by the yarn folks) and white. The chain is still on the reel here:



Which is your favorite? I can't really choose. :)

Other than weaving, I learned how to play Seven Card Stud Poker with my family this weekend. My betting skills are not terribly good, but it is all in good fun.

Be well,
kate :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Rustic burlap petal cone pattern!

Hello, friends. My boys are on school vacation this week, which means that they tend to sleep in late. Since I am a very nice mother, I do not bang away on the loom while they sleep (up to a point). So, this morning I spent some time putting together another PDF sewing pattern for my shop!

My Rustic Burlap Petal Cone for Flower Girls sewing pattern is all set to go! The construction of the cone is similar to the pew cone, but the burlap & ribbon handle is a bit tricky. Hopefully the pattern will appeal to some DIY brides out there. I also think that it would make a pretty sweet Easter basket, especially if you were to use a nice Easter-y colored ribbon . :)



Off to wash up my robins egg blue waffleweave fabric and think about dinner.
Be well, Kate :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Robins egg blue on the loom!

Hello, friends. One of my very favorite colors is on the loom right now -- robins egg blue. Some people call it aqua, some call it turquoise, some call it teal (although I think this is a stretch). It is being used in some waffleweave fabric right now in both warp & weft. It is a great color for spring:



My burlap pew cone ePattern has gotten some very nice reviews from people who have purchased the directions, and this has been gratifying. I'm toying with the idea of putting together directions for the rustic flower girl burlap cone, but we will see. First things first! Time to finish these robins egg blue waffleweave dishcloths and then warp the loom for some bold plaid towels.

Be well, Kate :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A lovely feature & raspberry dishcloths

Hello, friends! I have had the good fortune of getting to know a fellow New Hampshire artisan who also has an Etsy shop. Erin of Alle05 has graciously featured Nutfield Weaver on her blog, which is very nicely done. Her blog is called "Alle's Corner of the World". (Click on the links!) Be sure to stop in at Erin's shop and blog. You'll be treated to some pretty things!

The raspberry colored fabric is off of the loom, and these are the new dishcloths that I made:



Next up is a warp in robin's egg blue and then some more bold plaid dishtowels in sage & ivory. I can't wait!
Be well,
Kate :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Hints of Spring

Hello, friends. It was nice enough here in Londonderry to get outside for a short run, and today it is absolutely awful, with frigid winds and icy temps. It was nice to have that little tiny taste of nicer weather that is sure to come!

And Spring has definitely found its way onto Nutfield Weaver's loom. Here are some pictures...





Today there is a lovely raspberry colored warp going onto the loom. Yummy! I'm slowly but surely making headway on my custom weaving requests. :)
Be well,
kate :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday weaving fun

Hello, friends. The loom has been humming away here in chilly New Hampshire! I have been playing with color, too, as much as my finances will allow. :) (It is hard to resist all of the yummy yarns out there, but I do try).

Here are some new sage dishcloths I finished up this week:



and this very cheerful lemon yellow fabric is on the loom today:



The UPS lady brought me a treat this week too: a shipment of new cottons in purple, turquoise, and raspberry. I can't wait to weave with these!

Stay warm & be well,
Kate :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Waffles on the loom

Hello, friends. Yikes! This winter weather is getting to be tedious. More snow removal today. The time I've been spending behind the snowblower or the shovel is putting a crimp in my blogging time! Oh well, that's life in New England, right?

I've been weaving waffleweave dishcloths and towels this week. Here is a picture of some new orange fabric:



I like this orange from Valley Yarns. It is a nice, mango-ish orange. There are also some new sage colored waffles, too, but I forgot to take a picture of that while it was on the loom and right now the yardage is in the washing machine!

Stay warm and be well,
Kate :)