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Backstrap Weaving - A Long Time Coming

Some projects take a long time to finish simply because I run out yarn and can’t add the finishing touches. Then I forget to buy the yarn and the piece gets stashed…out of sight, out of mind. 756 more words

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The Power Of The Fourth

I enjoy all aspects of a project – design, wood selection, construction, and finish. I like the fourth aspect best when it is hard to mess up. 400 more words


How to apply interfacing... without risking your iron's life!

If you want to apply fusible interfacing with complete piece of mind, you need to use baking paper. Yep, that’s right. Baking paper. 332 more words



A technique growing in popularity.

“Tadelakt is an old Moroccan plaster technique that creates sensual, natural and unique effects. The brilliance of Tadelakt also manifests itself in building physics: the final product is hydrophobic and odourless; it’s fungicidal qualities make it suitable for interiors and exteriors alike.” 17 more words

Natural Materials

Backstrap Weaving - Winter Moods

It has been a couple of weeks since the last post and I started off weaving something in a woolly wintry mood. I guess the colors make it feel wintry to me…the blue and black alongside a greyish snow-like white. 1,311 more words

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Backstrap Weaving - Wool Weather

Finally….I am weaving with the right material to suit the season. It’s winter here in Bolivia and, although I am back in a tshirt and shorts today, we have had a couple of weeks of rather chilly weather. 968 more words

Backstrap Weaving