Author Archives: Jackie

Huck Weaving Progress

I have woven a yard or so of my huck lace, so I took a few pictures.  According to what I have read, it will look quite different once it is off the loom and washed.  I like how it … Continue reading

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Still a Zen weaver after all these years

I’ve been weaving for about fourteen years, I think, but am still a beginner.  Today I am thinking of the title Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind and feeling good about staying a beginner.  It means I’m always learning something new. It … Continue reading

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Belated pictures

I finally have pictures of two projects I finished in May, in time to wear for a Mothers Day lunch.  I designed the sweater – inspired by a couple of Jill Vossburg’s designs – and made it from a linen/cotton/rayon … Continue reading

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Quick catchup post

I’m sorry for the long hiatus in posting.  I got a few things done but somehow haven’t found time for a photo session.  There’s a new spring sweater, with a summer sweater underway, the first of three lengths of woven … Continue reading

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Yarn in the streets

Next week the yarn community of Champaign is collaborating on a public knitted/crocheted art project called “Stitching the community together” as part of the Boneyard Arts Festival.  We will tie 8 inch by 12 inch knitted and crocheted blocks to … Continue reading

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Spring flowers and spring yarns

Spring is finally here!  I have been going for long walks, including a walk in the woods at Allerton last week where Phil captured these crocuses. I’ve fallen behind on taking pictures of my work, but have a few accomplishments … Continue reading

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Finished a Sweater

It always seems to take me forever to finish knitting a sweater – especially one for me, since I put it aside to work on gifts or items for sale.  I started this one in January 2010 and finished it … Continue reading

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Happy Saint Blaise Day

I learned from the Spin-Off wall calendar that February 3 is St. Blaise Day — the patron saint of wool combers — so I did a little research.  According to Wikipedia, St. Blaise was a 5th or 6th century Armenian … Continue reading

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Silky Singles

After reading Judith MacKenzie’s article on spinning plump, silky singles in the Spring 2010 issue of SpinOff, I wanted to try it.  The article recommends a 50/50 blend of silk and merino, so I searched for a space dyed roving … Continue reading

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Too much yarn, too little time

I haven’t been getting much done lately.  After a search for lost items, half a dozen cardboard boxes of yarn and fiber are cluttering the living room floor.  I will spare you a photo, but I found a cartoon that … Continue reading

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