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
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
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
“Into the sunset” collection is woven on hand-painted mercerized cotton. This is the second time when I paint the warp after putting it on the loom. This wrap is woven with silk / baby camel weft, in natural colour and hearts weave pattern. And this beauty is 300 GSM.
I have been experimenting with painting a white warp after I put it on the loom. Here is a piece from Tabula Rasa collection, started as a white cottolin warp: And this is a piece from “Into the sunset collection”, where I aimed for a gradient transition from indigo to white: