Spinning for weaving – Judith MacKenzie

This episode we interview Judith MacKenzie about spinning for weaving, get an update on the Afghans for Afghans shawl project, learn about a new weaving currency, and I describe my own forays into weaving with my handspun.

Musical Guests

  • Etrangers “Mind Spin”
  • Clare Downing “Spinning Wheel”
  • Jon Caspi “Spin – a song for children…of all ages”

Knotted-Pile Weaving – Sara Lamb

Escape the dreary fall days with visions of brightly painted middle-eastern bazaars. This month we talk about weaving knotted pile rugs. The inspirational Sara Lamb talks about using color in weaving and her latest passion for knotted-pile weaving. We review an instructional video Cut-Pile Rug Weaving with Arlo Duker. In the swatch of the day, I describe learning pile weaving from Judith MacKenzie McCuin. And finally, the ending essay: Weaving fast; weaving slow.

Musical Guests

Teaching Others – Judith Mackenzie

This month we talk about the joys and practice of teaching others to weave. Joining us is Judith Mackenzie, an amazing weaver and educator. I describe a swatch using many different types of yarn in the warp, share a cautionary tale for pregnant weavers, and relate a heart-warming story of my own experiences in teaching weaving.

Kai's Blankie