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A sneak peak into the most beautiful, detailed, and inviting set of weaving notes I’ve laid eyes on. When Ute passed her loom on to me (you’ll see a shot of the manual below), she included a bench full of books and notes along with it. This binder of notes are from lessons she took in Toronto during the 1960s. It’s overflowing with notes on fibre characteristics, swatches, warping instructions, and even project drafts for basics like mens ties. I’m certainly eager to try the tie project…

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Just stunning… right?!

Related, check out the 1970s yarn catalogue that was tucked into the back of the binder.


It’s Genetic is a series exploring my roots. I’m often overwhelmed and inspired by the talent that came before me and the creative family I’m surrounded by today. These are some projects and belongings that feel too good not to share. 

Learning To Weave, Ute’s Weaving Notes