The Weaver's Dance

On a loom that whispers, with shuttles that fly
And bobbins that chatter as the hours go by
I'll not lay in one thread of mere chance
As I work in the motion of the weaver's dance.

The Old Structo

To the right, here's a photo of my very best old friend.  This loom, a Structo Artcraft Loom, was made in the 1930's for the first president of the San Antonio Handweavers Guild, Nancy DePew.  The loom has a rather sad history, so I prefer to think of it beginning life anew with me in 1985.

I weave stoles on this loom because, compared to the efficiency of my other looms, the Old Structo lacks speed, but makes it up in character.  There's a stole in progress on it now and the draft was written by a man named Joseph Leisey in 1783.  I am honored to be weaving with this draft that's almost as old as our country!  I've altered the draft many times, taken it apart and put it back together.  I hope that Mr. Leisey would approve.

I have to admit, I LOVE MY STOLES!  I think of them as "woven warmth" and comfort.  My stoles run from $150 to $250 and, to sum it up, I make them, I wear them, I sell them!  Inquires will bring detailed photos of individual pieces that are still in stock, keeping in mind that there are no two exactly alike.  Fiber content varies and can include cotton, rayon, silk, linen, Lurex, bamboo, lyocel (Tyncel), mylon or any combination of those mentioned!  All stoles come with content and care instructions.

Above is an old photo with those big glasses.... WOW!  Did I actually wear those things?

This black and charcoal stole to the right started it's life as yardage, but I transformed it into a stole with added hem, fringe and beads.  It feels just wonderful, is made of 100% Rayon...yes, it's rayon chenille you are
seeing here.
Another stole from my past, but I'll always weave those white ones!

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