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Sometime in the 1950’s I paid 49 cents for a metal potholder loom and over the years I have made at least a hundred potholders.  About a month ago I purchased some very colorful cotton loopers sold by Harrisville Designs and I am having a wonderful time making more potholders.  I find it very addictive.  Soon we will have summer guests and I will let each person pick a couple to take home. 

My younger daughter taught me to weave 21 years ago and it has taken me this long to finally weave a color study.  I saw the color combination idea in Handwoven magazine and really like the magenta yarn separating each saturated primary and secondary color.  This runner, 17-1/2 inches by 87 inches long, is woven in a plain weave with 10/2  mercerized cotton yarn.  I’ve placed it on the counter below my north facing window in my studio room.  

In January I bought a new winter coat, so of course I needed to weave some scarves to go with it.  Several years ago I purchased a cotton/rayon space-dyed warp in mauve, violet, and olive-y green, enough for two scarves.  One I wove with an eggplant tencel and the other with a silver tencel.  The pattern is a herringbone twill.  The results look very different with my magenta coat.  It is no longer cold outside, so I now need to wait until next winter to wear them.  

I made these little booklets, each around 4-1/2 inches square, for my weaving study group friends. They are made with covers of Lokta paper, Japanese sketch paper inner pages, and waxed linen thread sewing them together. I added beads on the ends of each linen thread for decoration.

This scarf was a commission for my friend Margo. She cuts my hair then for payment she barters for some of my woven pieces. It has a tencel warp and a silk weft. The pattern is a herringbone twill. She doesn’t like fringe, so I made a hemmed edge. The combination of tencel and silk is soft and drapey.