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My weaving life began in 1997 when I decided that time was growing short and I really needed to get down to the business of learning how to weave on a floor loom. Without access to formal weaving programs in my area I jumped into weaving with one book and a huge desire to weave a rag rug.

From the first completed rug to the latest projects on my looms I am always learning something new and exciting. The field of weaving is so rich and varied; there are always new things to try as well as old friends to return to thus making weaving a perfect medium for my creative endeavors.

My studio is called Thistle Rose Weaving - my way of proclaiming affection for the historical figures Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I. I enjoy the fact that I can in some small way combine two of my interests, renaissance history and…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 18
  • Joined July 26, 2010

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Cotton, Linen, Cotlin, Silk, Wool, Tencel, organic yarns, natural fibers and yarns

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About

My weaving life began in 1997 when I decided that time was growing short and I really needed to get down to the business of learning how to weave on a floor loom. Without access to formal weaving programs in my area I jumped into weaving with one book and a huge desire to weave a rag rug.

From the first completed rug to the latest projects on my looms I am always learning something new and exciting. The field of weaving is so rich and varied; there are always new things to try as well as old friends to return to thus making weaving a perfect medium for my creative endeavors.

My studio is called Thistle Rose Weaving - my way of proclaiming affection for the historical figures Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I. I enjoy the fact that I can in some small way combine two of my interests, renaissance history and weaving.

Here at Thistle Rose Weaving I delight in weaving both functional and decorative table linens, clothing items and rugs. I try to use primarily natural fibers in all my work along with a dash of inspiration from the nature that surrounds my country home.

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