Weaving

A gallery of the weaving I have done over the years chosen from my forty-five years of sitting at the loom. Click on each individual image below to see it full screen.  (At present, this does not seem to be working. I will attempt to correct that in the future.)

Friday, November 20th, 2020

Not all weaving has to be square or rectangular.  I have several, different sized hexagonal looms and a large triangle loom which allows me to make items such as these:

Cloth trivet woven on a hexagonal loom
Cloth trivet woven on a hexagonal loom
Dark red piece woven on a triangular loom
Dark red piece woven on a triangular loom

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Four versions of Norwegian Krokbragd I wove on a single warp.  My idea was to make these into seat covers for my Saab 900 Convertible, but instead, they just sit in a plastic tub.  🙁

Norwegian Krokbragd using acrylic yarn in shades of blue.
First Norwegian Krokbragd using acrylic yarn in shades of blue.
Norwegian Krokbragd using acrylic yarn in shades of blue.
Second Norwegian Krokbragd using acrylic yarn in shades of blue.
Norwegian Krokbragd using acrylic yarn in shades of blue.
Third Norwegian Krokbragd using acrylic yarn in shades of blue.
Norwegian Krokbragd using acrylic yarn in shades of blue.
Fourth Norwegian Krokbragd using acrylic yarn in shades of blue.

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

One of the pieces of weaving I have done.
An Overshot Color Gamp I wove back in the day. It won “Best in Show” at the Western Montana Fair.

100% wool, one of two rainbow scarves I wove on the same warp. One I kept for myself. This one went to my cousin, Ron Stephens.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Huck Lace Placemats on the loom--weaving I have done over the years

Huck Lace Placemats on the loom.

These are the placemats I use every day on my dining room table. If you’d like something similar for your table, drop me a note and we can talk.

Scottish Tartan Weaving

I began weaving as a child, using a square metal loom with pegs.  Momma had a great many potholders I made on that loom–a loom I still have, by the way.  But when I grew up, I graduated to a table loom, then a portable floor loom, and finally a large 8 harness jack loom built by LeClerc in Canada.  My dream was to weave Scottish Tartans, and I’ve been doing that for over forty years now. 

I have a portfolio of different tartans I’ve woven, most of which I gave away or used as premiums for our local public radio fund drive.  The MacRae below is unusual in that the green hue is specified as “Reseda”–sea foam green.  Usually, the color is specified (i.e. green) but the hue is left up to the weaver.  This happened because prior to the invention of analine dyes, hues varied by season, by plant, even by location.

MacRae Tartan men's scarf--one of the pieces of weaving I have done over the years
MacRae Tartan men’s scarf

Images of my weaving on other sites

To see the weaving I have shared on my deviantArt gallery, click here. I love weaving, have been doing it most of my life–starting with one of those little square metal looms where I made potholders for my mother. I got my first large floor loom, a 45″ wide Leclerc 8 harness loom, in 1977 and have been weaving on it ever since. In addition, I have a smaller portable floor loom, a large 10 harness classic Ahrens loom, a portable table loom, two inkle looms, several odd looms–triangular and hexagonal–and a couple of lap-sized rigged heddle looms I have never used.

Weaving Commissions

Over the years, I have done a considerable amount of weaving on commission for friends and others, including several Scottish tartan scarves I wove as premiums for KUFM’s annual fund-raisers. In doing this, I targeted the listeners of Thistle and Shamrock on those pieces. Should you want one of my pieces, I am very happy to sit down at my loom and weave something for you–a scarf, a table runner, set of placemats, or even a saddle blanket. My rates are reasonable. Just ask and we can talk about it.

As I continue to weave, I’ll be sure to add photos (and maybe descriptions) to this page. I may even publish a post or two about my weaving.