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Falling down the slippery fibre slope

I’m Published!

I wrote an article for WeaveZine, and just found out it’s live!  (going off to jump and scream somewhere…)


22 May 2009 - Posted by | Weaving |


  1. I just read your article on Weavezine and thoroughly enjoyed it! I”m a rigid heddle weaver and dye my own fibre for spinning. Of course now I’m going to have to try this 🙂

    Comment by daisylady1 | 22 May 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks for reading it, daisylady1! As far as I know, you’re the first (after myself, my husband, and Syne) to read the article.

      Comment by SpinningLizzy | 22 May 2009 | Reply

  2. It’s a great piece — I’m glad to see it. The scarf is lovely! One more project on my to-try list 🙂

    Comment by Amelia G. | 22 May 2009 | Reply

  3. It is a great article!

    Comment by aija | 22 May 2009 | Reply

  4. I just read your article, the scarf is wonderful and your article was great. Enjoyed it very much. Once I narrow my search for my perfect RH loom I would like to try this.

    Comment by MIckey | 23 May 2009 | Reply

  5. Amelia, Aija — What gracious praise from two of my favourite sources of inspiration, Thank You!

    Mickey, I’m not sure there is a perfect RH loom; just the first one, the second, the…

    Comment by SpinningLizzy | 23 May 2009 | Reply

  6. You were also mentioned on Sweet Georgia: http://blog.sweetgeorgiayarns.com/2009/05/woven-shibori-on-a-rigid-heddle-loom/


    Comment by Jenn | 25 May 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks for letting me know — and now your link is there so it’s easy for me to check your site out too!

      Comment by SpinningLizzy | 25 May 2009 | Reply

  7. Hi: Your article was so great, I got out my RH, and am weaving the shibori scarf as we speak! The only part that I’m not sure of is the dyeing. Can you tell me what colors you actually used, besides the blue/black mix, and did you add the dyes in a pattern and wait for the water to clear before adding each color; or did you just pour everything in helter skelter? (I haven’t done much dyeing) THANKS!!

    Pat S.

    Comment by Pat Sointu | 26 May 2009 | Reply

    • Thank You, Pat! Unfortunately, you put it best as “helter skelter”. I did not mix any of the other dye colours, so just used the stock mixes. I waited for the water to clear after putting in little splashes of magenta and blue, but it didn’t, so I threw everything else on. Obviously, the dye was not exhausted even after heat-setting.

      Comment by SpinningLizzy | 27 May 2009 | Reply

  8. Hooray! Now I’m going to go read it!

    Comment by Trapunto | 26 May 2009 | Reply

  9. Wonderful article and lovely scarf! You are the ideal web-zine contributor–your great writing and your great picture-taking. Exactly the same things that make your blog so enjoyable! I’d love to see you cook up something else for Weave-zine in the future.

    Comment by Trapunto | 26 May 2009 | Reply

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