Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Table Loom

So the new loom is finally here, and with it are already orders for the Masons here in Goshen. Black Stewart tartan sashes.So not only do I get to learn to do tartans, my new loom is already paying for itself. Unfortunately this means I will not have any products of my own off of it until the orders are done.

Sunday, March 6, 2011


So we have tried a new tact on the handwoven fabrics. We picked up some spray on fabric paints and tested a few pieces. The end result was superb, so soon we will be offering pianted pieces as well.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Potty Break

So for a week or two my crafting time will be at a minimum as we have started Konstance on her potty training. We are doing the bare bottom method, so have to keep an ever vigilant eye out that shes not just peeing on the floor. Wish us the best of luck, we gonna need it.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Today I am working on another hooded toddler poncho, three more inkle band key rings, and possibly getting some more chainmaille pieces done. I think I have figured out how to do lettering with 4 in 1 chainmaille bands so I may offer customized chainmaille initial bracelets/keyrings soon.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


So I just drug the inkle loom out of the closet. So now I am tying heddles and preping the loom for stringing some green and black cotton keychains and belts for St. Patty's day coming up. Feels good to be getting the old girl out to weave on again.


So the handwoven shirt design was a success, I started with the handwoven jesters tunic you see in my profile pic. The shirt is really comfy, wears well and looks good.  I am considering doing one in single colors for each of my girls, and possibly even as a custom order on etsy. I thought why should the hand-woven squares be doomed to a life of purses, pillows, scarves, and hoods. This is what developed....  handwoven shirts. Never know what we will come up with next.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Some background on me as a weaver

Ok here goes, as you probably guessed by the blog tittle I am a third generation weaver. How the famiy came to weave is a very interesting story... About 10 years ago I happened upon a strange looking contraption at a yard sale. The guy running the yard sale had no idea what it was, and could only tell me that his grandma had called it an inkle loom. So I paid the man for the item and started researching. This may confuse you as I state that I am a third generation weaver, bear with me I will get to that. I came to learn that the loom was designed to make bands of up to 3 yards long in varied patterns. Then my parents took an interest in the new craft, they proceeded to share with my grandparents, and the family quickly became hooked. Shortly thereafter grandma was crying for a table loom(Which Grandpa built in his woodshop). And then came the floor looms, the tablet weaving, and the frame looms. All of which the grandparents handed the information back down through the family.
While I have a preference for the frame looms I do know how to use all the aforementioned looms and am getting my own table loom come this spring. I am also thinking of investing in a good set of tablets so I can offer those belts as well. Thank you for reading, have a nice day.