A young student weaving on the Woolhouse table loom in a kindergarten workshop.
 The Leclerc floor loom in the studio.

My looms

I have a simple four harness Leclerc jack loom that I bought from a local weaver who only used it once. I use it for most of my weaving. It's not fancy but it works. I can weave twill and tabby which are my current favourite weave structures. One day I'd love to own a mechanical dobby loom to create more intricate patterns but for now I'm fairly content with this one. It's a great first floor loom if you're thinking of getting into weaving.

The smaller double weave pieces are woven on a table loom made not too far from where I live. I was able to purchase a second back beam for the Woolhouse table loom before they stopped making them.

Resources

I love sourcing local fibres and tools as much as I can. Here's a list of some of my favourite suppliers. I'm always on the lookout for new Canadian fibre suppliers so if you know of a good one please let me know!

Beehive Wool Shop

Jane Stafford

Sanjo Silk

Urban Source

Photography

I've taken most of the photos on the site. The photos of me and some of the studio shots were taken by Julie Larsen. Please be in touch if you would like to use any photography.