I don’t have any formal education in weaving or textile. I started weaving by going to the evening classes at Centre for Crafts Nova Scotia, where I picked the skills of loom dressing, reading weaving drafts, weaving and finishing the fabric. After a year there I purchased my first 4-shaft loom. With it I got … More Hearts in twill damask
Other than wraps, or scarves, or shawls, or towels? Plenty of things, as it turns out. And one of these things is combining two craftsmanship: weaving and leather work. Here is one of the examples: beautiful set of bags and purses done by Rojkowa, with a handwoven piece from the Silky Weave. Aren’t they lovely? … More What can you do with handwoven fabric
One of the things that baby wraps making requires is embroidery skill. I used to do the cross-stitching years ago, but with the Silky Weave wraps I decided to offer a free hand embroidery. I watched videos, read about various stitches, and practiced. So, I am happy with my skills now, and here are recent … More Middle markers
There are many, many ways to dye a yarn: immersion, hand-painting, dipping, to think of the most popular ones. All of them can be done any time of year. However, snow-dyeing is, obviously, tied to a particular season – when we have snow. Snow-dyeing is one of the most unpredictable methods of dyeing in terms … More Snow-dyeing yarn
I posted about a shawl with cottolin weft, and now let me show the tencel weft on the same warp, with a different weaving pattern. And what a difference in drape that tencel gives! This is the first time I wove a shawl with tencel, and I think that I will be reaching more for … More Iridescence, part 2
Mercerized cotton warp, all black (hence the night domination), and thin bourette weft, which did tons of colour pooling. With 260 GSM, this beautiful baby wrap will have tons of grip, despite the thinness.
Last week my friend sent me pictures of a visitor wrap. Not just a visitor wrap, but a wrap which inspired “Lindavia” collection. The wrap in question is “Smaug” by Pig & Pepper. And my friend, who ordered the Lindavia custom, and who suggested the snow-dye and then drove the design, was very excited … More Lindavia and Smaug
Last week I wove two samples, on the basis of the same pattern of vertical hearts. I changed a pattern a little bit for the second sample, to make the hearts a little less angular. The pattern on the screen started to look fuzzy, but I know (ask me how) that the screen look and … More Vertical hearts pattern, testing