Sunday, May 8, 2011


Wow! The last couple of weeks have been so busy that it is hard to find time to write detailed posts here.

On May 1st,  an article which I wrote was published here in the online magazine CNCHnet. 
CNCH is the Conference of Northern California Handweavers. The website includes information about the annual conference as well as a calendar of events, resources, photo gallery, and the quarterly CNCHnet.
There is a lot of talent here in Northern California! I was honored to be asked to write about my world of inkle weaving. I like the article. Let me know what you think.

There has been a fair amount of work coming off the looms. A couple of custom orders went out last week and so I am ready to start two more.

Seat straps, 4 pairs. Each pair is different, but they all look good together.

A Sash for Medieval Costume

And I managed to weave a sash and two straps for inventory. I've got a Rendezvous event coming up in two weeks and want to have a good selection to offer.
The color of the rust wool in this one really got my attention. I've been wanting to do something with this for weeks. It paired up well with the sort of charcoal brown wool.

Soft blue and gray colors look great in this powder horn strap.

Look at how pretty this gray silk is!
Can you tell that I'm having fun?


  1. Great writing, Annie. Always so interesting, no matter how many times I've heard your story. So motivating!


  2. Congratulations! Very interesting and well written. So exciting to see your name on the byline, isn't it?

  3. Hi Annie,
    You always inspire enjoy the 'shop talk' of weavers, to better describe my own niche, to think of 'weaving myself' into my passions and activities. (Online weaving, indeed.)
    Good for you in all things, and a sweet little piece of writing and photos as well.

  4. What an inspiring article! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Great article and a great website - new to me! The "seat belts" are great, but I am curious what kind of seat belt? Are they for a car?

  6. Thanks to all of you for actually going over to read my article. Your kind words are very encouraging. Evelyn- The straps are designed to attach some handmade cushions to wooden benches on the customer's patio. I was hoping that she would take photos and send to me so that I could show them off here. It was a fun project!!

  7. Yes! I CAn tell you are having fun! Your love and passion for this art form show in every single weaving.

    Congratulations on the article. I have the link bookmarked in my weaving file. I wish you happiness and success as you continue your journey.

  8. Congratulations, Annie! I enjoyed reading your "story" and seeing the pictures. You have been working hard to get all of the writing and weaving done! I love the part about switching between the historical past and the technological present/future. So flexible and accomplished in both.