To my regular readers: We have house guests visiting here today so help me clean up and make the place look ship shape. I'm participating in a "Grow Your Blog" event today, January 19th. It is generously hosted by Vicki at 2 Bags Full. If you visit Vicki's blog you will find a list of the participating blogs and perhaps find some new ones too.
The visitors are blog owners from all over the world! They all have different themes and interests and so I'm hoping that by visiting here, we can introduce them to the wonderful world of Weaving....
So for my visitors, Welcome!
My name is Susan and I live on Vancouver Island, BC. Canada. I have been keeping this blog since January 2008. I'm a weaver and have belonged to many guilds since 1996 and people kept on asking me to share what I do when alone with my looms. Weaving is a solitary craft and so the guilds were a wonderful way to socialize and learn new things, that you take home and work with there. The whole idea of standing at the front of a workshop and teaching scared the beejeesus out of me, so I felt the blog would be a viable alternative.
My weaving also includes beading... (My other interests are spinning and I dabble occasionally with bobbin lace. Come spring, I'll also dig out my dye pots and dye silks and tencel.)
|linen and cotton book marks ~ 2 inches wide by 8 inches long|
Weaving grew from an interest, then into a passion! My studio space is full of looms, yarn, and while not perfect, its a delight to go into my space and work there! I have three main floor looms plus a table loom. While the looms look intimidating, they aren't really...
|Me, weaving blankets for our new grandson on my large loom this past spring.|
So what will you see if you scroll down and around? Well, on the right hand side bar, under the heading "Topic Shopping" are various weaving related topics and links to older posts where I usually have covered a given subject matter off, and normally with lots of pictures. I use lots of pictures and all pictures shown here are mine, unless otherwise noted.
|Kitchen towels under way on my smaller floor loom.|
Below that are more recent blog posts that are enjoying larger viewing numbers. These are also a great way to take a deeper look at what is covered here. You'll see our recent Christmas visit with our new grandson is shown. I do cover some personal stuff as well and our Airedale Calli always manages to get a nose or foot into the shots!
Scrolling further down some more you'll also find a blog list of 200 +/- of my weaving, spinning, knitting, and dyeing friends from all over the world. These links show women and some men, either near or far, who are actively engaged in a fibre activity and sharing their adventures (granted, some more than others!) You might find it useful to book mark my page and come back to visit my other friends at a later time? I quite often see on my traffic feed that a visitor comes and uses the various links to enjoy some time looking at other blogs from here. That's just what I had in mind when I set this list up.
|My table loom at a workshop|
|Silk and seaweed blend and tencel shawl; snowflake twill.|