After a Move

We have finally moved, and are slowly settling down. There are a lot of hiccups before things calm down, which is to be expected. I have moved quite a bit on my own, and I gotta admit that moving with family feels different! 🙂 My new location has much less pollution, and my skin and … Continue reading After a Move

Stitching Updates – an MSAL & a Biscornu

The August section of this year's Fox and Rabbit MSAL is a small one, so I was able to alternate between it and a new project--a biscornu! The MSAL I always have fun figuring out details of the 3-color split for these smaller sections, and this time was no exception. How do you like the … Continue reading Stitching Updates – an MSAL & a Biscornu

Off the Loom – Cushion Cover

I've finally taken my cushion cover weave off the loom! And I love how it's light as a feather (when compared to a knit garment of similar size.) Considering I used a pattern of my own design, I'm pleased with how it looks. I'm pretty impressed with how a rigid heddle loom can support patterns … Continue reading Off the Loom – Cushion Cover

Changing Seasons (Fox and Rabbit MSAL) /7

The July section of the Fox and Rabbit MSAL is a small one, just like May was. I had a lot of fun mixing up my intended three colors within the section, and of course, I enjoyed stitching it. I continued the same design concept from May--split red and purple equally within every motif, and … Continue reading Changing Seasons (Fox and Rabbit MSAL) /7

Changing Seasons (Fox and Rabbit MSAL) /6

The June section of this MSAL included a central pattern that was a bit perplexing at first. Is it a pineapple? Is it a cob of corn? I'm not on this MSAL's Facebook group to learn the answer, so I decided to use yellow and dark orange for it since they are colors that work … Continue reading Changing Seasons (Fox and Rabbit MSAL) /6

Changing Seasons (Fox and Rabbit MSAL) /5

Stitching repeated motifs is interesting. There are so many ways to combine colors and repetitions, and figuring out what to do is sometimes more fun than the actual stitching. The May section of the Fox and Rabbit MSAL turned out exactly like that for me. I decided to use the same colors for this section … Continue reading Changing Seasons (Fox and Rabbit MSAL) /5

Much Better!

My weaving experiment with gauges for patterns went well. As in, I now know what not to do when using a rigid heddle loom. 🙂 My experiment involved some finagling to make the required epi (ends, or threads, per inch) work with my heddle, which has a fixed dpi (number of dents, or openings, per … Continue reading Much Better!

Changing Seasons (Fox and Rabbit MSAL) /4

The April section of the Fox and Rabbit MSAL was all about spring. I had a lot of fun coming up with colors for the section, and I played with multiple shades and hues of greens this time too. I also used a lovely orange that I'd last enjoyed working with on the Halloween MSAL … Continue reading Changing Seasons (Fox and Rabbit MSAL) /4

Changing Seasons (Fox and Rabbit MSAL) /3

Alright! I'm now done with the March section of the Fox and Rabbit MSAL. I was lagging behind for a while, even when there was less stitching to be done compared to the February part, but I managed to put in some stitching time at the end of the month, and am now caught up. … Continue reading Changing Seasons (Fox and Rabbit MSAL) /3

New Project, and Gauge Experiments

I'm excited to finally start a project that I have been wanting to for a long time--weaving cushion covers! This will be my second project on a rigid heddle loom. My first was a plainweave table runner, and I want to weave a pattern now. I spent quite some time playing with various patterns, and … Continue reading New Project, and Gauge Experiments