FollansbeeI can’t stop staring at this joined stool in┬áred oak, painted with iron oxide and lampblack pigment mixed in linseed oil made by Peter Follansbee.



My amazing eagle eyes on the ground in Krakow has found me yet another kilim from the early part of the 20th century, this one a Huculski kilim from the Ukraine.

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nkilim_01Details from a new kilim. I’m finishing the ends with a Philippine edge and then sliding the warp ends back into the rug, makes such a stable and satisfying edge.


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winder2This is what it looks like when you ask a wooden boat builder to make a skein winder. Out of black cherry from the stash of our Great Uncle John.


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studioNovLots of linen going on again, repurposing tools to get things done faster around here.


markings_01photoHave almost completed stitching up my linen sheet. Each stitch goes through the loop of each weft at the selvage edge, which means it will lie flat and the stitches will relax once washed thus making it barely visible as half of a stripe was woven at each edge to produce a full stripe.

Above are two pages from the article on Markings by Kathleen B. Smith of Textile Reproductions, you can download them all here.