Weaving in the Great Outdoors

Summer in the Pacific Northwest is heaven. It is far too nice to sit inside at the big loom- although I do hear her crying for me. I am finding ways to weave outside- and my entourage accompanies me (always).


Loom as Home


“Weaving wanted me and I gracefully embraced the loom with its exacting processes and felt at home.”

Judith Poxson Fawkes from Weaving a Chronicle

My fiberbatical goes out with a BANG.

My fiberbatical is over and it went out with a BANG…

Last month, I drove down to the Black Sheep Gathering. I entered my Two Grey Hills style rug in the fiber arts competition. Expecting a blue ribbon for my best work to date, I also came home with that and two awards: Best use of Naturally Colored Wool and (drum roll please) the Black Sheep Cup for Best in Show. The Black Sheep Cup is a traveling trophy. It will live with me until I return it next year for Black Sheep Gathering 2015. I feel very honored to be a part of this BSG tradition.



I also made some terrific friends along the way:




The following Monday, I had to return to work after my year long fiberbatical. Working does not interfere with my weaving. I have woven time at the loom into my daily routine- no matter how busy I might be. However, some things to have to be put on hold… and one of those things is blogging.

I may share now and again here until I find the time to develop a website. However, I will be posting regularly on Instagram, where my username is ashlidtyre. Come and follow me there!