Thursday, June 3, 2021
Saturday, February 13, 2021
The reason I began this blog was to share something I love, inkle weaving.
|Staircase on Canyon Road in Santa Fe|
But, there are many things that I love, including love itself and the many ways we as humans share it.
I enjoy stories of love in action, how people help each other out.
When someone captures a beautiful image and shares a photo, or draws, paints or crafts something beautiful, they are sharing what stirs their hearts. I particularly like heart art and always snap an image when I find one out in the world. Click on any image to enlarge it.
And, if you have lovely heart art, feel free to add a comment to this post! <3
|"Paint the Street" an annual event in Springfield, Illinois|
|Santa Cruz, CA|
|Detail of a hand-hooked rug|
|Blown Glass Hearts Inside the Pink Store, Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico|
|Someone Left a Message on a Hiking Path in my Neighborhood|
|When I was a teenager, I loved the visionary art of Joseph Parker |
and recently rediscovered it. Wowza!
I still love it just as much!
I'm including two slightly different variations because I couldn't decide which one I liked better.
Links are given below each so that you can open them in the Pattern Editor where you can edit,
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
It's easy to draw up a pattern using the Band Weaving Pattern Editor and then change it up in a myriad of ways. So, I can play around with different color combinations and preview the patterns before deciding which one I want to weave. The graphic preview of the pattern so closely represents what the woven pattern will look like that I've been using it to show customers when I'm creating a custom woven strap for them.
The first two patterns below are the same, except for a change from red to dark red and a change in positions of the colors. (Below each pattern, I've shared the direct links. You can click on them to go to the Band Weaving Pattern Editor and use them as a way to edit and create your own pattern if you wish.)
I changed the look radically by using different colors in the turquoise and purple one below left.
The straps also show up also in this photo that I took last Saturday when I had a small weaving class at my house. As it seems like traveling to teach workshops will not be possible any time soon, I plan to join the new way of doing things and have committed to learning to use Zoom for online classes. I don't yet have a timeline for getting this done, but if you are interested, send me an email and I'll put you on a list for the future. email@example.com
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
|4 Schacht looms in action|
I was recently asked to write a piece for their monthly newsletter. Maybe you subscribe and saw it? If not, you can read it here: https://schachtspindle.com/newsletter-june-2020/
They asked me to talk about how I use color in my weaving, which is a BIG topic for me. Those of you who have seen my book know this, right?
It's great to have so many photos taken over so many years to share. I chose to include the ones below, because, in this instance, the color inspiration was direct and immediate. I follow Trujillo's Shoe Shop on Instagram. Marcos has an artistic eye and I enjoy his photos. He and his dad, Rey, have also done some fine repairs on my shoes and boots since I discovered them.
|I had to add a stripe of black between the teal and gray, because |
there was not enough contrast there. The trick worked perfectly!