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September’s Towel - Turned Monk’s BeltThe weave for the Towel of the Month for September is another “turned” structure: that is, it’s woven with the patterning in the warp, whereas the “normal” way to weave it is with the pattern formed in the weft.  This design also has some color in it (“yay …
September’s Towel - Turned Monk’s Belt
The weave for the Towel of the Month for September is another “turned” structure: that is, it’s woven with the patterning in the warp, whereas the “normal” way to weave it is with the pattern formed in the weft.  This design also has some color in it (“yay …
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August TotM - HuckThe latest in the Towel of the Month series was in a huck threading, 40/2 linen warp set at 30 epi.  The weft is 40/2 linen as well. I wove two towels, one using the huck lace tie-up and treadling (on the right in the photo), and one in huck spot (left).  I…
 
August TotM - Huck
The latest in the Towel of the Month series was in a huck threading, 40/2 linen warp set at 30 epi.  The weft is 40/2 linen as well. I wove two towels, one using the huck lace tie-up and treadling (on the right in the photo), and one in huck spot (left).  I…
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Light through/on heddlesI walked by one of the looms the other day and noticed the late afternoon light shining through the heddles and that there seemed to be two light sources.  It’s reflecting off of something, I thought, but I couldn’t see what… until I realized it’s reflect…
Light through/on heddles
I walked by one of the looms the other day and noticed the late afternoon light shining through the heddles and that there seemed to be two light sources.  It’s reflecting off of something, I thought, but I couldn’t see what… until I realized it’s reflect…
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Doup Leno Setup Part 2 - What Goes on Behind the CastleTo get a good shed with the doup setup, the ground and doup warps need to be tensioned separately.  I used the method in the monograph by Hella Skowronski, Doup Leno .  In it she describes how to construct and place “jumpers”, or tensioners, behind the harn…

Doup Leno Setup Part 2 - What Goes on Behind the Castle
To get a good shed with the doup setup, the ground and doup warps need to be tensioned separately.  I used the method in the monograph by Hella Skowronski, Doup Leno .  In it she describes how to construct and place “jumpers”, or tensioners, behind the harn…

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Bonds & ConnectionsThe Ties That Bind, 19’ x 19”. Deanna Deeds, 2014.  Cotton.  Doubleweave, warp wrapping, knotted netting.  On exhibit at Bonds & Connections. What:              ·         Designing Weavers present  Bonds & Connections  a fiber exhibit exploring the diverse …

Bonds & Connections
The Ties That Bind, 19’ x 19”. Deanna Deeds, 2014.  Cotton.  Doubleweave, warp wrapping, knotted netting.  On exhibit at Bonds & Connections. What:              ·         Designing Weavers present  Bonds & Connections  a fiber exhibit exploring the diverse …

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August TotM WeavingHere’s the huck lace version of the August towel, in natural 40/2 unbleached linen.  To make the design square, weave the plain weave between the lace treadling sequence the same size as the plain weave threading between the lace threading blocks.  If you a…

August TotM Weaving
Here’s the huck lace version of the August towel, in natural 40/2 unbleached linen.  To make the design square, weave the plain weave between the lace treadling sequence the same size as the plain weave threading between the lace threading blocks.  If you a…

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Doup Leno Setup Part 1 - Doup ThreadingThe leno/gauze weave studies I’ve been doing are turning out to be quite a fun adventure. In doup leno, the warp works in pairs, each pair having a side-to-side stationary (“ground”) warp and a side-to-side moving (“doup”) warp.  The doup warp can be raised…
Doup Leno Setup Part 1 - Doup Threading
The leno/gauze weave studies I’ve been doing are turning out to be quite a fun adventure. In doup leno, the warp works in pairs, each pair having a side-to-side stationary (“ground”) warp and a side-to-side moving (“doup”) warp.  The doup warp can be raised…
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August TotM - More Lace WeavingSummer is flying by, isn’t it? The Towel of the Month for August uses a huck threading in blocks, surrounded by plain weave.  Here are the stats: Warp: unbleached 40/2 linen Weft: same as warp Total number of warp ends: 564 Warp setting: 30 ends per inch (e…
 
August TotM - More Lace Weaving
Summer is flying by, isn’t it? The Towel of the Month for August uses a huck threading in blocks, surrounded by plain weave.  Here are the stats: Warp: unbleached 40/2 linen Weft: same as warp Total number of warp ends: 564 Warp setting: 30 ends per inch (e…
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July’s towel completedA shot of the finished July towel with its stars and stripes.  There’s something nice about the wet-finished, ironed linen, the way it drapes.  It’s soft, yet at the same time it has a lot of body and crispness, with a bit of sheen.  It’s hard to capture in…
 
July’s towel completed
A shot of the finished July towel with its stars and stripes.  There’s something nice about the wet-finished, ironed linen, the way it drapes.  It’s soft, yet at the same time it has a lot of body and crispness, with a bit of sheen.  It’s hard to capture in…
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Providence GivethMy fabric, “Updraft, Downdraft”, was awarded first place in the yardage exhibit at Convergence!  This is an international juried exhibit, so it is very exciting to have my work selected for this honor.  I was so sad to miss out on going there myself, but th…
 
Providence Giveth
My fabric, “Updraft, Downdraft”, was awarded first place in the yardage exhibit at Convergence!  This is an international juried exhibit, so it is very exciting to have my work selected for this honor.  I was so sad to miss out on going there myself, but th…