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.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Good, not so good.....

Sometimes it takes me a long time to figure it out!!!! I finished both my rag rug and penny rug. I love the penny rug--the rag rug--not so much. Don't get me wrong, I love rag rugs.  It just seems when I make them I have a "vision" in my head that just never turns out.  So I am kissing my rags goodbye.  For anyone that wants some I will bring them to the next weavers and feel really good that they are going to a good home. I am really enjoying the wool, beads, applique process and have another in my head--it is all animals and so far I have the giraffe mostly done.  I am also starting another rep weave--this one will be for my husbands bathroom.  Right now I am moving heddles--but maybe next week I will be able to start warping it. 


  1. Your penny rug is so beautiful, but I bet your rag rugs are as well. The one on the loom looks great.

  2. I'm crying bitter tears for your rag rug future.
    But these appliques are definitely making your heart sing