Tuesday, April 21, 2009

a rainy day in the studio

I've got a blanket to thread this week, and I've almost got the loom dressed for weaving. It's going to be a rainy day today, and usually that's my favorite time to go into the studio. But alas, it's Tuesday and I teach music lessons on Tuesday afternoons (and also have many books to return to the library today before they are past due). So it looks like my studio time will start with a Weaving Wednesday this week. I hope to have the blanket finished by Friday because I have another blanket that needs to get on there, and then bath mitts for the stores.

The Bath Mitts and Hand Towel sets are the projects that go on after the blankets are done. Here are a few images from a while back. They are all made with 100% natural unbleached cotton and woven with cotton chenille. Very soft, luxurious and machine washable!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

the *unbeweaveable blanket

I started making blankets when I was a student, but lately I've changed their design and purpose to meet the needs of being "Made in NB". I used to do overshot designs in cotton and wool, but I can't source the cotton in the province, so I moved to wool only. Now I use only Briggs & Little Wool, from Harvey NB and love it.

Customers can choose their favorite colors, then I take over the design and make the colors fit and work in a blanket that measures 42" x 80" woven. Here are a few samples. Sadly, I don't always get to take a photo before they go, but I did for some and here they are.

If you're interested....blankets are $250 CAD and a $75 CAD deposit is requried for materials. Plus shipping if needed. They are truly a lovely blanket to be cherised for years to come. I've made them as birthday gifts, wedding gifts and "just because" gifts!


the unbeweaveable truth

I have been weaving for 7 years, and I love it. In fact, to me, it's unbeweaveable! I named my studio unbeweaveable in my first summer. I had just spent a very long day proudction weaving rag rugs in 35+ degree weather (celius) without any air conditioning or fans (I might have been crazy then) and thought to myself, "this is unbeweaveable!"...and well, it stuck.

I still think that. I live in a beatiful village in rural New Brunswick and have the luxury of my own studio in house. I recently went back into the studio full time when I lost my job and now and enjoying the creative moments that I once had to supress.

I will post my projects, ideas and photos on here as I go along. Enjoy the ride!

*unbeweaveable (noun) - enjoying hand woven items for you and your home.