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 a some of the studio shots were taken by Julie Larsen. Please be in touch if you would like to use any photography.