Sunflowers for Ukraine

Sunflowers for Ukraine

To honor the Ukrainian people, I have used the blue and yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag and their national flower – the sunflower – as a basis for a weaving design.

A very fine shawl

A very fine shawl

As we are nearing the end of 2021, it is safe to conclude that my weaving year has revolved around echo threadings. I started using two parallel threadings in Turned Taquete, and tried out three echoes with the Corris effect. Next up were the echo-4 and echo-8 techniques of Marian Stubenitsky, for which I also became acquainted with network treadlings. I have had so much fun exploring echoes in this way.

Little hearts in Huck

Little hearts in Huck

Weaving presents for family and friends is always fun. Sometimes, I get minimal instructions and can basically make whatever I want. Other times, the instructions are pretty specific. This was one of those times.

Just a pretty shawl?!

Just a pretty shawl?!

One of the fun things of writing blogs about handwoven projects is that it encourages me to think about the story behind the project. Yet, sometimes a handwoven shawl is just what it is: a pretty shawl that was fun to weave.