Author: Catherine

Learning to knit

It looked so easy on the video. I thought I could do this. But it is clearly the work of a beginning knitter. My stitch count varies uncontrollably between 10 and 13 (supposed to...

Preparing for dye

Dyeing projects continue. I am interested in using soy milk as a plant-based alternative mordant. I think the soybeans I have were homegrown! The recipe I follow just takes 1/2 cup of beans, soaked...

Weaving with thread

I used my newly dyed collection of thread to make a sampler. I tried to be careful with my selvages, but it is clearly an ongoing process. Things really started to deteriorate after the...

Wee teabag book

This little book came to me upon waking one day. And I had to give it a try. I’ve been saving these silky tea bags from a tin of tea, and with another pot...

Jar dyeing escapades

Jar dyeing threads is like the entry way to major dyeing efforts. It is so easy to start and then before I know it, I have a bunch of jars of dye stuff that...

New rigid heddle

It was exciting to get a package from Latvia with my new rigid heddle from Harvest Looms. There’s a YouTube video with instructions on how to warp it and weave on it. It might...

Weaving waves

I’m taking Jude Hill’s Considering Weave class and I’m finding it very illuminating and compelling. And every other beneficial adjective I could come up with. I wanted to weave this little pattern of waves...