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Deanna Jill Deeds
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Loom Upgrade
Okay, who can tell which of these table napkins was woven using a mechanical dobby, and which the electronic dobby? (Hint: I can't, and I wove them both.) These have a section of huck lace in the center of them, with plain weave in the striped borders. In t...

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Art Show this Weekend - Fiber Art and More
See my work and lots more at the annual Studio Arts Festival hosted by the Irvine Fine Arts Center in Heritage Park. I'm participating as a member of South Coast Weavers and Spinners Guild. Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017 Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: 14321 Ya...

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Layered Sprang on RH loom
After reading my scarf project article in Mar/Apr 2016 Handwoven magazine, rigid-heddle weaver Amanda Cluxton figured out how to do sprang on weaving on a rigid-heddle loom. Check it out in the photo:  where it is woven in, her supplementary warp is just "s...

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Dye Day Blah Results - and a Pleasant Surprise
It was a beautiful day to spend at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens for the annual Fiber Arts Day. I was one of the dyers again (our fourth year now!). We had our usual beautiful setting under a nice shade tree beside the herb garden. I had fun ...

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Whoo-hoo! Cover Girl
My scarf with Danish medallions is on the cover of Handwoven magazine this month; how cool is that? This issue covers all different types of finishing techniques, so it's pretty yummy if you're into handwork like me. These techniques can be applied to almos...

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Retreat Report
I had a wonderful time teaching at CNCH ! Here are a few photos from my class on layering sprang on handwoven fabric. First, the classroom, which was located about as close to the beach as they get. Some views of the students work. They all were experimenti...

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Shadow Weave - A New Love?
After finding that gem called "shadow huck" , I thought I was done - successfully - with trying to find a way to like shadow weave.  Moving on, I started weaving some samples from Peter Collingwood's The Techniques of Rug Weaving , starting with the 2/2 str...

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Shadow Weave - An Acquired Taste
I've never been a huge fan of shadow weave; all those little lines going every which way bother my eyes.  But recently I put a sample warp on the "big loom" and made a pegging error in the dobby chain, introducing a huck spot into the weave that made some i...

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New Tricks
It's always fun to try out new techniques.  A little rug sampler got a treatment of Damascus edge plus these cool little triangular knotted bits that taper the warp down in a protected way to be braided.  I tried these both out with the help of our old frie...

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Fringe-y
Among a bunch of samples I did last month was this fringe-y thing.  It would be cute as a scarf, don't you think?
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