Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Handwoven scarves

Hello, friends. Fall is in the air here in Londonderry! It is lovely today -- sunny and cool. It is a picture-perfect New England day all around.

The loom has been wearing scarves lately! I love weaving for the home, but I also enjoy weaving for people. Most of my "wearables" have been made for family and friends, but I have decided to make a few scarves to take to the Windham Craft Fair this coming Saturday.

Here is a turquoise scarf made using an 8 shaft point twill:


and here is her sister scarf in raspberry pink:


I love this 8 shaft twill pattern, and I especially love the silk and merino JaggerSpun yarn that is used in the weft. It is soft and fluffy -- not at all scratchy.

Looking forward to Saturday and my last show of 2012. And then onto the holidays!

Be well,
Kate

Thursday, October 4, 2012

October plaids

Hello, friends. It feels like Fall today in New Hampshire. It is cool and damp. While this makes for a rather dreary day, I look at it as an opportunity to avoid garden clean-up and spend time at the loom!

Plaids are not certainly not seasonal, but I tend to be drawn to them, especially for autumn. I've been working on table runners & pillow covers this week. Here's a peek at what's happening at Nutfield Weaver:




I'm working on a red variation of the plaid as well. These will be posted in my Etsy shop, and I'll be taking these on the road as well.

Well then. I guess it is time to get back to the old girl upstairs and start throwing that shuttle.
Be well,
Kate