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 finished the first pair of panels to send to my kids in Colorado--the window they will put them on is quite a bit smaller so it is a little hard to tell exactly how they will look but I think they will look smashing!!!!
The first panel is done--I really like it. Now I have to warp another one, too bad I had to whack off 18" on the first warp, darn that mistake!!!! Anyway, I don't mind threading--this is an easy one. Now I am torn between just hanging the panels off some very cool rods or making shades, what do you think?
I have always wanted to try this weave--A Swedish one from Vav. My son and his wife have moved into a "fixer upper" and have been doing a lot of work on their bedroom/bath. They live in Colorado. So I am making two Roman shades for the bedroom. I decided to weave each piece of fabric in half sections as my loom will not make the wider piece of fabric. I also think it is easier to weave this way. I am using 10/2 pearl cotton. It weaves up very fast. I want to get them done before we go to Colorado later in the summer so I can see them hung.