How do you Hygge?

Hygge. First of all, there seems to be a whole lot of confusion around how to properly pronounce this word of Norwegian and Danish origin, brought to media prominence by the Danes, and embraced of late by the western world. VisitDenmark indicates that the proper pronunciation is “hooga” and the word translates roughly to “coziness”. […]

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Raffia placemats

Raffia Placemats and (bonus!) Drink Coasters

It’s officially dining al fresco season here in New England and I’m taking every opportunity to live outside. This summer placemat project uses raffia to create lightweight and durable mats that will brighten up your table, whether you choose to dine inside or out. True raffia is made from strips of a type of palm […]

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Zoom Loom Mat

Zoom Loom Table Mat

When one has a three-year-old with a fondness for making tents around the house, tablecloths no longer serve their intended purpose. Our dinner table is scantily clad these days, choosing to cover itself with a small tray that holds various condiments and candlesticks. Well, I recently had one of those, “I’m a weaver with no […]

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Cloud Scarf

Happy Little Clouds Scarf

When autumn rolls around, I can’t help but feel excited about dusting off my scarf collection. Shortly after reviewing the ever-growing, yet neatly folded pile, I inevitably determine it is lacking that perfect scarf. And shortly after determining that my collection of scarves is lacking, I am sketching out a plan for a new scarf. […]

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Covered Chair

Reupholstering a chair with Overshot Fabric

Chair before After returning from a fabulous time at the New England Weavers Seminar in July, I found myself rewriting the beginning of this article. I was so lucky to spend two days in a round-robin style class taught by Marjie Thompson entitled 18th & 19th Century High Fashion for the Middle Class. To say […]

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Shaker Rug

Shaker-Inspired Carpet

A few months back, I left a weaving guild meeting energized and agonizing over the fact that there were 25 miles between my weaving room and me. I was just that inspired by Shaker scholar, and accomplished weaver and spinner, Roben Campbell’s presentation on Shaker textiles. Thank you to Roben for providing the inspiration for […]

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Curtains

Weaving for Your Home

I am writing this from the kitchen of my new home. My husband and I purchased what can only be called a labor of love back in January. It’s a mid-18th century saltbox that has been haphazardly renovated over the years, most recently a half century ago, and greatly needed someone to bring a bit […]

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Explaining Sett

Sett Explained, Sort of

Every Tuesday evening you can find me at Elissa’s Creative Warehouse in Needham, Massachusetts. I met Elissa last year at The National NeedleArts Association’s summer conference in Columbus, Ohio and found her to be enthusiastic about introducing weaving to her shop. After a bit of discussion, we decided that the Cricket Loom would be a […]

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