Author Archives: Jackie

New Fiber Toy!

After spending most of the past year moving, with my loom and other fiber toys in storage much of that time, when I finally had everything unpacked and ready to use I couldn’t resist adding a new fiber toy when … Continue reading

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Looping and Netting Workshops

I spent the weekend taking two workshops at the Spurlock Museum in Champaign, IL with Donna Kallner – “New Age Looping” and “Diamond-Mesh Netting in the Round”. I didn’t know anything about either craft, but Donna’s workshops were highly recommended … Continue reading

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My Flax Project

Last summer I finally learned to spin flax in a workshop with Patsy Zawistoski at Michigan Fiber Festival. This summer my husband Phil suggested taking my linen yarn making back to the beginning, by growing and processing our own flax. … Continue reading

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Web of Life Hat

In the many months since I last posted I have been having plenty of fun with textiles, including lots of small knitting projects with my yarn that I’ve spun over the years.  My latest project I call the Web of … Continue reading

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Handwoven lace among the sunflowers.

I have finished a shirt made with my handwoven lace fabrics – mostly huck, with basketweave blocks for the shoulders and bronson lace for the sleeves.  I used the rest of the basketweave to make a shawl for my mother, … Continue reading

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Bronson off the loom!

I reached the end of the warp on my first Bronson lace Sunday, and the cloth has been through the washer and dryer twice. It is not very photogenic since it is badly in need of ironing at this point. … Continue reading

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Warped again!

Continuing my lace weaving experiments, I now have my loom warped to give Bronson lace a try.  As usual there were a few glitches along the way.  I carefully counted heddles before I began.  For Bronson half the warp threads … Continue reading

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Hot off the Loom

I finished the huck lace yardage Thursday and this morning Phil took some photos.  Now the yardage is in the washer and I am winding a warp for the Bronson lace to be combined with the huck and basketweave in … Continue reading

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Slow weaving

I have been making slow progress on the huck lace – a few pattern repeats a day – mainly because of being busy with other activities.  I was beginning to get a bit bored with it, possibly because it was … Continue reading

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My yarn will be in a Museum!

For the past two years the Champaign Urbana Spinners and Weavers Guild has been working on an exhibit with the Spurlock Museum  in Urbana.  I chose an artifact from the museum collection – an auger shell scraper from the island … Continue reading

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