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"I walk (weave) slowly, but I never walk (weave) backward."

Abraham Lincoln

Hi Friends,

I sincerely hope you are safe & sane, coping & acclimatizing. My weaving life has dramatically changed since all my classes were cancelled through spring 2021. I have been trying to sort my priorities during this period of uncertainty. One of the things that I regrettably dropped when my teaching schedule was so full was my blog. I missed talking about weaving and spending time trying to commune/communicate beyond posting images on IG.

I only weave backwards sometime.

So, “back to the blog” is part 1 of my priority plan.  Part 2 is something that I have wanted to do for a while, and the “if not now, when?” question has been dogging me since Covid 19 grounded me in March. So I am going to start featuring patterns on my site.

The Ginkgo tree spreading joy

I will happily share some and others I will sell through Etsy.  I have written many, many patterns for WEBS yarn store, for Handwoven magazine and for classes, and I really enjoy the process. I am excited to see what I can come up with when I am unfettered by editorial requirements. I am also excited to revisit some old projects and refresh them with new color/yarn ideas.

I will be writing about the projects as I develop them, and hopefully sharing some insights/information on the structures or the yarns as I work with them. I know this will be a slow process. Developing projects, weaving them, tweaking them, writing about them as well as editing and re-editing, all take time . . . hence the AL quote . . . slow, but hopefully not backwards.

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” Ralph Waldo Emerson





















  • October 21, 2020


    Glad you are back. Always enjoy knowing what you are weaving

  • October 21, 2020

    Amy Norris

    Hurrah! I am always so happy when you post here and let us inside your weaving brain. Of course, I love the pretty pictures on Instagram too, but I often go away with questions, and when you write here, it’s always fascinating. And hurrah too for patterns — I will look forward to those with glee. I have several of yours from Webs, not because I want necessarily to duplicate/replicate your project but as a jumping off point, or a way to investigate a structure from another vantage point. So, hurrah, hurrah!

  • October 31, 2020


    That is a beautiful blanket. I just saw a shawl you entered in a Schacht contest (Handwoven 2010). Which lead to check out your blog again. I get really defeated by my choices and then I see the blanket above and the shawl in the same colors. I think I think too much. I can’t wait to see the patterns you create and colors you use. Thank you always for your inspiration. I hope one day to be able to take a class from you.