Delightful Surprises

Delightful Surprises

Do you enjoy surprises? Many are good! We had a surprise this month. My new great nephew arrived a month early. All are well! However,  the baby wrap I was planning had to be finished rather quickly! This was the first time that I used all 24 shafts on the new...
A Lesson in (Colour) Value

A Lesson in (Colour) Value

Value. No, not as in money although that might be a good lesson for another day! I mean value as in colour. Value is actually in reference to the lightness or darkness of a colour and how closely related it is to white or black. In weaving, we often look at colour...
How Does That Loom Work Anyway?

How Does That Loom Work Anyway?

Lots of people have asked me, “What is weaving?  What is it that you do? Do you make these?” and “How does that loom work anyway?” Weaving noun the craft or action of forming fabric by interlacing threads. I create fabric luxury fabrics using yarns of different...
My 3 BEST Tips for working as a Creative

My 3 BEST Tips for working as a Creative

You are probably a creative person if you are reading this. Or perhaps you are not but wish you were (Pro Tip: Humans are creative. You just need to recognize how you are creative.) If you are an impatient person, as I sometimes am, you are probably thinking to...
Becoming a Weaver

Becoming a Weaver

For those of you who might be new to the Weaverbee world I thought I might provide a bit of background about me. I am a Southern Ontario girl having been born and raised in Mississauga. This was back before Burnhamthorpe Rd crossed the Credit River and when there were...
Hidden Birch and Family Traits

Hidden Birch and Family Traits

When I was very young, my sister and I would put on plays in the backyard with our neighbours. I don’t have a great memory of it because I was really quite young. But I do recall a stage and some sort of curtain. If there was such a thing, I am sure my Dad built it...
What is a stash? And should I “bust” it?

What is a stash? And should I “bust” it?

Hopefully if you are following along with this blog you are interested in the question what exactly is a stash? I am not referring to the facial hair of a 70’s or 80’s television actor 😊. Besides we aren’t old enough to know who those would be (are we? I definitely...
Things I Have Learned While Weaving

Things I Have Learned While Weaving

I will not say that weaving came naturally to me. But I always enjoyed it and have been doing it for over 30 years.  My sister is a fantastic painter. She was always creative too. She used to sing and do theatre. But she really began painting as an adult. I am so...
Top 3 Gift ideas!

Top 3 Gift ideas!

Sometimes it’s hard to find ideas to give someone you love especially right now when it’s difficult to do shopping. Online shopping has exploded understandably. Here’s some ideas in case you’re still looking for a gift idea. One of a Kind Gifts for Anyone Kitchen...
Craft Shows – Covid Style

Craft Shows – Covid Style

This my friends was the year! The year of my first foray into a full-fledged weaving business and I had 5 craft shows lined up. They were all juried shows, so I felt pretty excited to have been allowed in! But as well all know 2020 had other plans. So what is a craft...
The Humble Tea Towel

The Humble Tea Towel

I am a weaver. I make handwoven goods and for most of my 30+ years I have woven scarves and the odd blanket and baby wrap. I wove my first tea towel about 10 years ago as a guild challenge. Then promptly didn’t weave another for another 5 years. It’s not that I don’t...
Weaving a Story

Weaving a Story

Facebook can be a wonderful thing. It can also be a huge time suck but let’s stick with the positive for now, shall we? Several months ago a fantastic weaver named Anastasia Azure (https://www.anastasiaazure.com/) posted on a weaving FB group that she was looking for...