Friday, March 26, 2010

UK shop carrying Warp with a Trapeze and Dance....

London shop is offering Warp with a Trapeze and Dance with Your Loom
Visit,call or use Wendy's web site.

Wendy Morris
The Handweavers Studio & Gallery
140 Seven Sisters Road
London N7 7NS
020 7272 1891

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tartan Report

This tartan great kilt has reached the half-way point! This is a physically demanding piece of cloth. It is 18/2 JaggerSpun set at 36 epi. Very dense for this yarn. The live-weight tension is 60 pounds and I have lashed a 10 pound weight bar to the overhead beater in order to get it to pack in at 36 ppi. I am wishing I had it on the Glimakra or Toika where there is a little more 'swing to the sley'. The antique Leclerc is marginally heavy enough for this dense, 30-inch wide warp. The loom 'walks' about an inch every foot of weaving, even with all the weights hanging on it and sticky-pads under the feet. I use an oak dowel as lever to lift it so I can clean the pads and move the loom back into place. The colors are flowing beautifully and it is rewarding to watch the cloth-roll grow fat. You can see the hemstitching half done on the end of the first panel.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Still learning the ins and outs of the blog.

The new printing of Warp with a Trapeze and Dance with Your Loom is flying out to all corners of the continent.

If you are a shop and interested in quantity discounts, please e-mail me for rates.

I received a question asking if information on using live-weight tension was in the Trapeze book. The answer is YES! Applying and using live weight tension is covered in the second part of the Trapeze book - "and Dance with Your Loom".

Treadle with Joy, Kati 3/20/10

Friday, March 19, 2010

Wow! The books came, they are beautiful, and they are going like hotcakes. It seems that offering them with a PayPal link is easy for folks and easy for me. Thank you for your confidence.

I was teaching a workshop on linen weaving last week at Heritage Spinning & Weaving in Lake Orion, then came home to find a contract to teach at Midwest Weaving Conference at Finlandia University in Hancock, in the Upper Pennisula of Michigan, June 20-25, 2011. This is an exciting opportunity because I love tartan weaving and because this is the first time ever that Midwest Conference has been held in Michigan.

April 8th I fly off to San Jose where I am teaching tartans, flax spinning, and linen weaving at CNCH - Conference of Northern California Handweavers.

Kati 3/19/10

Sunday, March 14, 2010

This is a damask napkin that I wove a number of years ago.