Welcome To My blog--my name is Barb and I am a weaver in a small town in Wisconsin called Dell. Actually it is more of a place than a town but I love living in the middle of nowhere. I am a weaver and my studio name is"COULD HAVE BEEN A PIANO" I always said I was going to learn how to play the piano, but as luck would have it I met a wonderful group of women weavers and was hooked. I have been weaving for three years or so but have been addicted to fiber since I started knitting when I was about 10. I still love to knit and do some spinning and dying as well. I love natural fiber and texture. I like to use thrift store finds and use my imagination.

Friday, June 25, 2010


So I thought I would dye some indigo today.  I had restarted the pot and it smelled pretty bad so I figured it was time to give it a shot. 
I like indigo because it is simple to do, a pot, some gloves and some time.  I noticed when I hung it on the line outside that a butterfly was interested.  It also seemed to attract a lot of flies!!! I like the result.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Two New Pillows

These two pillows are made of some leftover handpainted silk and handpainted Merino.  I made them in squares and sewed them together so that I could get different textures on each pillow. They are all woven from the same tie-up.  The pattern is out of my favorite "green " book