Author Archives: vairarenbeth

About vairarenbeth

Just another person on the planet earth. My name is Claudia, but I am also known as teacatweaves, and teacatweaver. An escapee from the corporate grind, my husband and I are in a new phase of life. Now I read, weave, spin, urban hike, knit, make bread and pasta from scratch, and discover new and exciting things to my heart's content. One sweet dream is a reference to the Beatles - "...Soon we'll be away from here, step on the gas and wipe that tear away. One sweet dream - be true..."

Sett and the Deflected Weave

Several of my flutes don’t have covers. And they certainly need a cover for safe transport.  I’ve been buying up a lot of 40/2 linen, with the hope of making something pretty grand. And then I noticed I had some … Continue reading

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Flutes and Feathers

Starting last year, and continuing into this year has been quite an interesting journey so far, with many new roads and offshoots demanding my attention. Most of all, I find it hard to write about this subject without feeling like I am being a bit pretentious. After all, I am descended from immigrant Italians. I have […]

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Deflected Hand Dyed – Double Fluff!

This all started with the scarf that Katniss wears in the second movie of The Hunger Games series, Catching Fire. She is hunting in District Twelve, her home district. It’s a really cool design. But the pixel level was not … Continue reading

Study Group Recovery

Study groups can be pretty tricky, no matter what the discipline. Of course, you’d think that creating a group that is smaller than the larger group (or guild) would be able to get some in-depth structure study. The problem is that, over time, … Continue reading

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Colour and Design – Another Jane Stafford Textiles Adventure

Hey Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada – we’re back! My friend Laura and I returned once more for another weaving adventure with a favorite weaving teacher, Jane Stafford. Colour and Design was offered at the beginning of April, so … Continue reading

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Crossing Borders – A Visit to the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland

Documenting our April 2016 bus tour which started in London and ended in Dublin. Continue reading

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Huck Lace Gamp with Tom Knisely

This year is certainly the time for local workshops – and in March, I was able to attend, courtesy of the Telarana Weavers Guild in Mesa, Arizona, Tom Knisely’s Huck Lace Workshop. Tom provided drafts for both four and eight harness looms.  Since … Continue reading