"Weavers Who Blog" Introductions

 Welcome to the "Weavers Who Blog" forum.

Please take a minute to tell us a little about yourself, and give us a link to your blog.

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Posted on Sun, 08/09/2009 - 16:56

I'm a fairly new production weaver. I started my blog in January, partly as a way to raise money for my big loom, and partly to document my transition to a life of "Weaving as Livelihood." If you've considered weaving production quantities for a living, go read about what it's like to get started!

http://blossommerz.com/blog

Posted on Sun, 08/09/2009 - 17:14

I am a fiber artist with diverse technique  interests. Weaving has become my latest passion.

Currently I am involved in a new fiber related project with Friends of Colombian Orphans.

The goal: Develop a Machine Knitting Training Center for Orphan girls

More info in my blog: Yorksett Arts & Crafts

 

 

Posted on Sun, 08/09/2009 - 19:22

I raise alpacas and first started with fiber arts with spinning, before moving on to weaving.  There are just not enough hours in the day. I weave a lot with alpaca, although I do have this fettish for rayon chenille.  I'm just drawn to it.

I mostly weave for resale at shows and my farmstore. 

Posted on Sun, 08/09/2009 - 19:34

I started my blog a few months ago because I want to share some of what I've learned in my 30+ years of weaving.  In the past I've worked with a fashion designer, scarf designer, freelanced as a sample weaver for textile companies and also sold my own weavings.  My blog has a gallery of my past and present work as well as posts about different weaves such as shadow weave, summer & winter, inlay - Moorman technique, and leno, along with weaving drafts and images of projects I did using these weaves.  Everyone is welcome to come and visit...

Eva

http://evasweaving.wordpress.com

 

Posted on Sun, 08/09/2009 - 22:09

Hi - I'm a Saori weaver from Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada and have been blogging about my weaving for the past two+ years. 

I teach Saori weaving classes, workshops and retreats (with B&B option) at my studio in the woods on Salt Spring Island.  I have been weaving for over 20 years and was introduced to the Saori Freestyle Weaving in 2005.  I fell in love with it and now teach and weave in the Saori way - no rules, no mistakes! 

I have studied Saori weaving in Canada, the USA and Japan and am planning another trip to Japan this fall for the 40th anniversary of Saori weaving. 

Check out the Saori Freestyle Weaving Group here on Weavolution....

...and my blog at www.saltspringweaving.com/blog

Posted on Sun, 08/09/2009 - 23:18

Hi, I am new to weaving, but have been spinning and knitting for a few years now. I have a blog www.stitchesandstories.com that has grown over time. I've been blogging for more than a year. Feel free to stop by, if you don't mind some non-weaving content from time to time.

Posted on Mon, 08/10/2009 - 13:30

I'm Tien, in the San Francisco Bay Area (Sunnyvale to be exact).  I've been blogging for several years now, about weaving, chocolatiering, cycling, and anything else I happen to be doing.  Lately, though, since I've been focused on weaving, it's primarily about weaving.  I'm currently designing and sewing my wedding dress! and chronicling that epic journey.  (I'm currently waiting for some 120/2 silk to arrive so I can weave the wedding dress fabric!)

Come check out my blog at http://www.travelingtiger.com/blog .

Posted on Mon, 08/10/2009 - 17:32

I started a blog last month after being asked by countless people to do one because they thought it might be fun and interesting to follow my adventures in my teaching travels and adventures.  However,I may not have selected the best time because I was between teaching at conferences and things were pretty quiet.

Anyway, I just made an update today after returning from teaching at the Michigan League of Handweavers conference . . . It was their 50th anniversary and I had the honor and priviledge of being the keynote speaker on Saturday evening.

Check out my blog at http://spadystudios.wordpress.com/ to read about the weaving haiku I wrote over thirty years ago that was part of the keynote address.

Posted on Mon, 08/10/2009 - 17:53

My fiber pursuits--spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing, plus a few of my fiber-gardening activities are at

fiber-fever.blogspot.com

  

Jessica

 

 

Posted on Mon, 08/10/2009 - 21:33

Hi Blossommerz, I'm glad you started this and hope it grows to be a good resource. It will be nice to have weaving blogs in one location...

 

Maybe we can occassionally ask for technical help from each other!? OK, I'll start!

 

Question to wordpressers: i'd like to add a blogroll that shows and updates my favorite blogs as people enter new posts etc. I see this feature on other blogs but for the life of me, can't figure it out on wordpress!...Any ideas?

 

I like the idea of blogging because personally, I'm using it as a journal of what I've done in the weaving world, where I've been, etc...I blog about my weaving and other fiber related stuff at http://www.villageweaver.com/wordpress/

 

Thanks.

 

Mary

Posted on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 22:50

Ok I actually joined this group. I learned how to tapestry weave at 17 and loved it. Then got married and had kids and my weaving went by the wayside for some years. Well, now that I've booted them both out of the house (ok the youngest is still hanging around) I started weaving again about a year ago. 6 months ago I started weaving on rigid heddle and am loving it! I love making scarves and cowls. I just think they look so classy with a nice dress coat. Too bad I live in Florida, lol!

I have a blog at:

http://davjackstudios.blogspot.com

 

Posted on Mon, 08/10/2009 - 22:48

I'm fairly new to weaving and to blogging.

My blog was started at the beginning of this year (2009) mostly a journal for myself to catalog my projects, so I can keep track of what I've done...

It includes weaving, knitting, crochet, baking/cooking (including some cake decorating), and any other "crafty" things I'm up to.

It's at:  http://clairecreates.blogspot.com

Enjoy!

-Claire

Posted on Mon, 08/10/2009 - 23:43

Hi Mary, go to "Appearance" on your dashboard and try dragging the "blogroll" to where you have other tabs or to your sidebar.  If you're still having trouble send an e-mail to WordPress support, they usually answer within a day and they're very nice, sometimes they'll even fix things for you. 

Eva

http://evasweaving.wordpress.com

 

Posted on Tue, 08/11/2009 - 13:34

Hi, everyone.

I weave and spin for pleasure, and have recently started to keep a blog as an online journal of the inspirations and stories behind what I weave.  Since I am an impulsive spinner and weaver, my cloth really is about what's on my mind today.

www.tromp-as-writ.com

 

Posted on Tue, 08/11/2009 - 13:56

Hello!  It's fun to check out all these blogs and see what weavers from all over are doing and thinking.  I've been weaving for over 30 years but just started a blog two months ago.  It's a midwestern bouillabaisse of my interests with weaving as the main ingredient.  www.missouritrouble.blogspot.com

Good Weaving to All!

Jenny

Posted on Tue, 08/11/2009 - 21:40

Hi there,

I've been posting my weaving projects and a few tutorials at www.dustbunniesundermyloom.blogspot.com since October 2008.  I make an effort to do 6 or 7 posts a month, and more if I'm on a roll;  needless to say it keeps my bum on bench and shuttle in hand!  I'm mentoring my daughter, Ngaire on her weaving journey, so she too is a regular contributor, between the two of us, it's a rather unique perspective I think.

Posted on Wed, 08/12/2009 - 00:44

I can't truly call myself a weaver (yet !) although I once finished weaving a project in college 27 years ago. I'm trying to mentor myself with the help of people in my guild (Potomac Fiber Arts Guild in Washington, DC). I mostly blog about other people's weaving and fiber art in order to motivate and inspire myself to press on and relearn how to weave. My blog is:

http://fiberlines.blogspot.com

Carol

 

Posted on Wed, 08/12/2009 - 01:33

I too have a blog...actually I have two...

If you read Fiber Notes from Nicki you will hear about many of my non tapestry related projects.  Currently I am working on a mystery novel in both words and weft.  Do follow along.  You can also see my twitter feed on this blog...or become one of my followers.   Since twitter came along, I tweat so much more than I blog.

If you read The Weaving Diva you will hear about my tapestry weaving.    A tapestry cannot be rushed. A tapestry takes time to come into being. A tapestry once off the loom is not yet complete. If you are interested in how my tapestries are designed, woven and finished as well as what I am currently weaving your are invited to follow along.

 

Nicki

the weaving diva, weaving in both words and weft,

 

Posted on Thu, 08/13/2009 - 20:30

I started my blog about a year ago in order to sell some of the yarn that I have accumulated over my 40+ years as a handweaver, but it has evolved and become more personal and very eclectic.

I live and work in NYC and write about anything to do with weaving from my life as a handweaver in New York's Garment Center, to fiberart exhibitions, to my scarf business, to ethnic textiles, to... My posts are all listed on a "browse posts" page so I hope that you'll stop by and find what interests you. 

I have a small handwoven accessory business and am preparing to ship fall orders now so I don't know how much time I'll have to participate in the group, but I'll look forward to meeting everybody and reading your blogs.

Fern Devlin

http://buyathread.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

Posted on Sun, 08/16/2009 - 16:17

My blog is http://whorlwindweaver.blogspot.com/

I'm opinionated and I like to write, which should make a volatile combination.  I post every Sunday to keep it active and try to make in more like a column--I'm a former journalist.  I plan to chronicle my struggles as I learn to weave.  I also spin and knit.

This week:  Dark, tangled side of weaving

Next week: A spinner in fiberland

There is a companion site www.whorlwindweaver.com.  I don't sell anything.

Posted on Wed, 08/19/2009 - 23:39

I have my blog for Silver Wheel Yarn for all things business and fiber life related.  I started it to keep track of my path down this road since I have a bad memory due to a childhood illness, so it is quite close to my heart.  It reminds me of where I have been and keeps track of where I'm going.  If people happen to read it that's great, I hope they enjoy it.

http://silverwheelyarn.blogspot.com/

Posted on Thu, 08/20/2009 - 00:49

My blog is Ask The Bellwether ... it covers all of my fibery loves, weaving is part of that. There's quite a bit of spinning on my blog as that is my main focus.  And then there is nalbinding, felting, sock machines ... LOL  quite a mix at times.

Posted on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 18:19

I've had a weaving blog for over 5 years now, but I digress periodically into knitting, spinning and dyeing.  Blogging has opened up a whole new world for me, literally: I have traveled to places I never dreamed because someone saw my blog and invited me.  Who knew? 

I like to post my mistakes as well as triumphs, sometimes the process through a mistake is the most fun. I also post tutorials: basic inkle weaving, wire shawl pin making, pick-up inkle weaving, etc.  The basic inkle and shawl pin posts get the most hits in my stats: at least once a day for each, coming from Google, etc.  Teaching the world to weave, one blog post at a time :).

Sara

http://saralamb.blogspot.com 

Posted on Sun, 08/30/2009 - 12:25

 Hi, I'm new to weaving and weavolution. I've been knitting for about three years, spinning for two and weaving for about a month. I also have a website, that is currently more of a blog, but changes are a foot, there. www.stitchesandstories.com

I have so much to learn, it is great to find such a wonderful place and people!

I'm looking forward to making new friends.

Posted on Tue, 09/01/2009 - 00:34

 I love having the ability to read people’s blogs. I get an insight into their passion… and they often also offer inspiration.  I tend to look at blogs by people who have caught my interest in a comment posted in a forum.   Usually you can find more information about their process in creating a particular project or about their life as a weaver and fiber artist.

I'm fascinated with the idea of Wabi Sabi and how it affects what I create.  You can learn more about it on my blog   http://suzyhok.blogspot.com/ 

I was fortunate in being part of the Japan Fulbright Memoiral Fund Scholarship program in November 2005.  Two hundred teachers from across the US were guests of the Japanese government for three weeks.  The emphasis of my study was In Search of Wabi Sabi.   I kept a blog on my school website when I was in Japan to communicate with my middle school art students.   If you are interested... here's that blog: warning - it's rather long!  bcsd.k12.ny.us/middle/hokanson/WABISABIblog/wabi_sabi_blog.htm

Posted on Fri, 09/04/2009 - 00:18

I weave, dye, spin and knit but my blog focuses on weaving.  since I dye most of my own weaving yarns, there are some forays into the dyeing arena.  I weave a bit with my handspun, so occasionally, very occasionally, there is a little trip into spinning.  You can find me at http://talkingaboutweaving.blogspot.com/

I took up blogging, partly because i was encouraged to, but largely because, having moved from the general Atlanta, GA area to a small town in SC, I have found myself in a relative weaving desert.  Blogging helps me stay in contact with the weaving world.

I think of my blog as kind of a journal, a record not only of what I have woven but of my design process and miscellaneous thoughts about weaving as well. I can hardly believe I am into my third year of blogging!

Peg in South Carolina

http://talkingaboutweaving.blogspot.com/

Posted on Fri, 09/04/2009 - 07:32

I started blogging  almost 18 months ago to show what I do in my studio to friends and family.... then it expanded to guild members who kept asking for demo's on fringes, finishing... everything!  I got a new DSLR about the same time and so enjoy shooting pictures as I go.

I have been weaving since spring of 1996 and although a member and former member of many guilds, I find that the on line weaving blog community has been giving me more satisfaction. Keeping a blog also keeps you weaving more!

My blog is 'Thrums' and you can find it at: http://weeverwoman.blogspot.com   I have a translator there if English is not your first language.

Now having introduced myself... the blog will be idle for two weeks while we take our vacation . Be back after the 14th.  Lots of older posts to read and I have a list of topics for those looking for something particular.

 

Cheerio, Susan

also on Weavers List,  'weever' at Ravelry,  and yahoogroups: Can Weave, and  Weave Tech

I'm 'weever' at Twitter.    Yes, I do find time to weave!   :)

Posted on Fri, 09/04/2009 - 19:23

I've been working fevereshly on my blog lately trying to get it just how I want it.  This communit project (still needs a name) is taking up a lot of my time.  I decided to change my blog name and URL - the old one will still get you there, I just like this better.

www.AutumnWeaves.com

Posted on Fri, 09/04/2009 - 20:52

Hi

I am a passionate small loom weaver (and also dearly love Saori weaving).  As well as blogging about weaving, I also design and write books about small loom weaving, too.

My blog is www.blisstree.com/hankeringforyarn  and my website is www.crone-findlay.com

As well,  I write the occasional article for Weavezine.

I find weaving on small looms to be a totally magical process and the opportunities for creativity never cease to amaze me.

It's pure joy!

:D Noreen

Posted on Mon, 11/02/2009 - 15:20

http://weaversouth.blogspot.com/

Same thing here - moved away from a Big Town to my hometown in Alabama, where, more often than not, people refer to what I do as "looming."  It's nice that there is the internet since I get kind of worn down with having to explain every other word I use!  Anyway, people are becoming more aware of what I do, although they still tend to not express much interest.  oh, dear, pity-party alert!!! (-;

Soooo, it's nice to be able to touch base with other weavers.

I really think we should all "follow" each other and be more supportive of individual efforts!

Nancy C.

Posted on Fri, 11/27/2009 - 03:24

About 4 years ago this month... I had the opportunity to travel to Japan for 3 weeks with 200 teachers across the US with the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund program.  It was AMAZING!  and I learned SO much!  I decided to focus on developing an understanding of the Japanese aesthetic which was so appealing to me, called wabi sabi.  So my study was called - In Search of Wabi Sabi.  

Iin an effort to track my efforts, I decided to blog about how this search was impacting the work I do -- in my weaving and other parts of my life ... and to share with others.  My blog is http://suzyhok.blogspot.com

I published a book a couple years ago about the weavers of the Bauhaus, a school in Germany which existed for 13 brief years between WWI and WWII.  It's called Woven: a Bauhaus Memoir and is written in journal format weaving together the many facts I discovered in my research through the eyes of my alter ego, a student at the Bauhaus.  Anyway, I thought the blog would be another way to share information about the my book and my website: www.suzanneworkhokanson.com.

I'm really enjoying the opportunity to network with other weavers around the world that Weavolution brings!

Suzy

Posted on Sun, 12/20/2009 - 16:50

I started a blog a year or so ago for a small group of weavers that meet monthly as a way to do show and tell for those that didn't make the meeting.  We used to be the Weaving Discussion Group and then changed our name to the" Not to Square Weavers" http://berylmoody.blogspot.com/  Right now I'm doing a series of posts about the scarves we wove to give away this Christmas to foster kids in our county.

After I had gotten my feet wet in the blogging world, I started another blog that deals with my own weaving life and the textiles I make for sale. http://bannermountaintextiles.blogspot.com/

I'm not the most reliable of bloggers and get posts done in fits and spurts. 

Beryl

Posted on Wed, 12/30/2009 - 00:43

I set up a website and blog together a couple of months ago and have been enjoying "blogging into the void" ever since.  I like the fact that thinking about my blog entry for the day makes me more aware of my daily activities and surroundings (it also makes me grab my camera more frequently).  In addition, I have been busily reading as many weaving blogs as possible to get a sense of how weavers create their blogs. How much weaving, how much life, how much in-depth, instructional info, etc.

I've always thought that weaving was an infinitely receding horizon - in an thrilling, I'll be working on this for the rest of my life, kind of way. Now the world wide web of weavers is another thread in my weaving life. (weaving puns just happen - please don't blame me.

plainweave.net/

Lisa

Posted on Thu, 01/07/2010 - 20:23

 Hi there - I have recently started a blog of my knitting and weaving activity here in south west Scotland.

I recently had lots of help and encouragement from Susan at Thrums ( you can find her at the top of this list !) and I found her blog so helpful and interesting, a real inspiration and a source to answer my questions. 

I decided to start my own blog and maybe I could help a few folk also. It is a great discipline and certainly keeps me at the loom so that I will have something to post about !

It is fascinating to see where visitors come from when they access the blog and indeed how many people are interested.

The comments are so encouraging and I feel as if I have made lots of weaving 'friends' out there !

My advice to anyone, no matter how much of a newbie you are, would be to get started and just enjoy it.

Dorothy

 

http://dorothystewart.blogspot.com/

dorothylochmaben on Ravelry

dorothystewart on Twitter

 

Posted on Thu, 01/14/2010 - 15:46

I began my blog more than a year ago, and while it was intended as mostly a weaving and spinning blog, I have made lots of side trips into other fields and hardly written at all about weaving and spinning.  I am determined to get back to my first loves more, and get my loom warped this weekend!

 

I will probably not give up the other fiber arts I love, but weaving gives me wings! 

 

http://www.Threadtales.blogspot.com

threadtales on ravelry

Kim Gibson on facebook (not that I say much!)

Posted on Tue, 02/02/2010 - 16:01

Hi Dorothy:

You might want to add your blog and contact information to your Profile so that we don't lose you!  

I too like blogging so that I can keep track of what I've done -- like a diary -- but it has the added benefit that it can be seen by others and can perhaps be useful to them.

Weavolution is FANTASTIC for helping us make connections throughout the world that were not available to us before.  The WEB they've created, and that we've all added to, is growing and growing and growing... thanks to their vision!

Glad to meet you!

Suzy

ps I still can't get over 50 EPI!  I'm excited that I tried 30!

 

Posted on Sat, 05/22/2010 - 18:29

 

 

I've come back to weaving after a 25 year absence due to returning to grad school. I've had a blog for nearly a year now. It has mostly quilting & sewing projects, but I'm adding weaving stuff as well. the blog is http://stichesandstrokes.blogspot.com/. I found a store called the Woolery, in Frankfort, Ky which is about 45 minutes from my house & got hooked-again. Right now I have  a Beka 24" rigid heddle, an Ashford 32" rigid heddle, a Schaet (sp?) tapestry loom, 18", & an Ashford inkle loom. I started with the inkle, & the Beka & worked upward. My daughter spins & knits. I have a granddaughter with autsim & developmental delays who lives with us (along with her mother/my daughter) and 2 other grandkids, all normal, who belong to my son & his wife.  I hope to enoy this group. Check out my blog & see if you like it.

Cathy S/Willowwind

Posted on Sat, 05/22/2010 - 20:47

Recently started a new blog at  : http:not-ufos.blogspot.com/  needed some motivation or inspiration to get going and finish up some project and start new ones.  Since I'm back up north for the summer I hope to post a finished rug soon!  Did this motivate me? yes it worked!

Posted on Sat, 06/19/2010 - 23:20

I started a blog last year.  I had enjoyed reading what other weavers were doing and wanted to post my work.  I also have a sister that sculpts and her blog was also an inspiration to me.  I think about my weaving more and I take more pictures of it.  It is fun to see a record of what I have done.

http://num1weaver.blogspot.com/

Posted on Mon, 07/05/2010 - 21:52

Hi there!  My name is Marsha and I am a weaver.  I am also a pencil artist, a spinner of yarn,  a sock knitter, a crocheter, an Artfire proprietor of my art, a mother, a dog LOVER, and last but certainly not least a blogger.  Weaving is my first love and Tapestry is what I am best at.  I have been tapestry weaving about 12 yrs.

I started my blog to help promote my art sales on Etsy and Artfire and have been promoting myself on these sites extensively for the last 4 mnths. 

It turns out that the blog is the thing I enjoy the most.  It is definitely something of a journal as are most blogs.  It has never been about ONE form of art, as every time I looked for a blog about ONE topic...I would be frustrated by all of the info on everything BUT that topic.  So my blog is about my art, kid, dogs and all else.  BUT MOSTLY ABOUT ART.

Of late I have returned to my first love, Tapestry weaving.  I built my loom believing that if a Navajo Indian woman can weave with just what she can find in a desert I should be able to since I have hardware stores.  (Actually I worked at HM Dpot)

Anyway after much trial and error I have a great tapestry loom and a blog.  I spend a lot of time with my little camera and posting. 

I would love for you to come by to visit and I hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy posting it.

http://pandulaartscreations.blogspot.com/

Posted on Sat, 08/28/2010 - 01:05

... because I know I've got a lot to learn about blogs.  Maybe if I followed some blogs, I'd know at least what interests me.  [I heard about a recently published book that began with an unemployed woman's blog.  So many people were following her blog that the publisher approached her.] 

My blog is http://campbellcreekweavery.blogspot.com/.  I'd appreciate comments, suggestions, and so on. 

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