Woven Cowl - Indigo Dyed, Sashiko Stitching, Shetland Wool from Harrisville Designs

Woven Cowl - Indigo Dyed, Sashiko Stitching, Shetland Wool from Harrisville Designs

Woven Cowl – Tapestry weave, Plain Weave, Shetland Wool from Harrisville Designs

Woven Cowl – Tapestry weave, Plain Weave, Shetland Wool from Harrisville Designs

Woven Cowl - Sashiko Stitching, Shetland Wool from Harrisville Designs

Woven Cowl - Sashiko Stitching, Shetland Wool from Harrisville Designs

Woven Dress – Backstrap Weave, Plain Weave, Cochineal Dyed, Shetland Wool from Harrisville Designs

Woven Dress – Backstrap Weave, Plain Weave, Cochineal Dyed, Shetland Wool from Harrisville Designs

 
 

Weave

If you’ve taken a look at my ‘About’ page, you will have read a short paragraph about the first time that I learned to weave – it’s a true story that is very dear to me. But, it wasn’t until I took my first weaving course during undergraduate studies at UWEC that I more fully understood that Fibers was what I was meant to do. I loved the possibilities that weaving brought to my work, function and art, and as is my way, I began exploring the many patterns that a weaver can make by simply referring to a technique book and then letting the loom guide the pattern. Again, like knitting, I began to understand that I prefer a simple weave while designing with intention. I have woven yards and yards of plain fabric, mastered the perfect method of washing, drying, and manipulating the cloth, and finally, developed my sewing and stitching skills over time to turn this woven cloth into a planned design.