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.
I wanted to do something different and not "make" anything so I bought the new double weave book and am doing the sampler. It seems to be very magical--I have only done the first one but I do like the color change with the cream then the brown on top-I guess the only really important thing is to keep the sheds "open" . It is very intreging.
I have been working on mittens most of the summer--I know, not really the prime time for thinking about mittens but they are a small project and easy to pick up at any time. I love to make "mirror" image mittens. The colors are reversed on each pair so that the background on one mitten is transposed to be the design on the other. This makes them far less boring to make and also uses the same amount of each color for the pair of mittens. I am taking them to sell at the Sheep and Wool Festival next week. I make up the designs from old knitting patterns. The cuffs on most of them are very long-I think this is really great because they can be put over your jacket or under and you will keep much warmer. No snow up your jacket!!! I love winter and figure you should dress up your hands to play in the snow.