Welcome from the Village Weaver and Scottish Lion

Hello Friend Welcome to our blog! Let me introduce myself , Phyllis and I am a weaver of traditional fabrics and rugs for the home decor and my husband is a metal artist that works in iron and stone. I post what is happening in our creative world . Check back and see what we are working on or shows we may be attending in your area!

Thanks and have a Blessed Day!

You can find us on etsy . Click on the highlighted text to go to each of our shops

village weaver
or the scottish lion.

Country Folk Art Flag

Country Folk Art Flag
Wall hanging 12 x 15 created with hand cut wool strips

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Work in all weather

Here is Andy this morning working on a piece of recycled copper sheeting . Something is going to be created out of it ??  He works in all weather and conditions .

Andy doesn't let the weather stop him 
When he was in his late twenties he fished for King crab up in Alaska 
Home port was Dutch Harbor where later the TV show " Deadliest Catch " was filmed 
He fished there for five years 
I went up to Dutch Harbor with our oldest son and pregnant with our middle child 
We later flew back to Seattle and bought 30 acres on Orcas Island , Washington 
I had our middle son as a home birth on the island 
That same son lives there now working as a metal artist 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Longfellow poem with girl spinning

I found this print from 1911 depicting a young girl at her flax wheel 
Raw flax is wound onto her distaff on her spinning wheel 
Notice that she is multi tasking cause she is also reading a book at the same time 
Smart girl! 
Did you know that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was living in Portland Maine in the early 19th century? His family was from Portland ,Maine 
Maine was apart of Massachusetts back then up to 1820 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Sunny Weaving room in January

Our daughters loaf of bread from Barn Door Baking Co  in Damariscotta
She stared her own business this year and takes orders for pick up only

My weaving room in the early morning . I keep it unheated  at night so I go out to my weaving room in the morning and turn on the old kerosene Moniter heater to warm it up . I find the sunlight so inviting . Skein winder has hand dyed super fine merino wool on it being used in a project  I am working on .

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Life as a weaver and married to a metal artist

we have been married 40 years now Andy and I . I turn 60 this month and have got some thoughts to share with you now. I have been quite about the subject but feel renewed after the election. Yes, I feel relieved that conservatism is not dead .
When Andy and I got married in 1976 the backtotheland movement impressed us . Now looking back it was also a conservative movement too! Use less ,save more and don't forget the old ways of taking care of yourself .
In the future posts I will share my thoughts on weaving as a lifestyle and being married to a metal artist . Raising productive children and being happy and grateful.
Happy New Year ! Have a good life !

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Sailing into the sun metal sculpture by Andrew Leck

A windvane that spins into the wind. This is a snowy morning and a Happy New Year the sculpture sitting outside our gallery is set to sail .

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Brown and lime or ,teal,or orange square cloths hand woven cotton

Pottery and woven cloths available 
Seahorse pottery by Hockomock pottery $20 

Lime green cloth with American redware plate by Schooners 
Contact me at 207 563-5788 for availability of woven cloths 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Barn red and khaki brown table runner made in Maine

Holidays at home need that extra touch to warm a room or make you feel happy when you touch my tablerunner
Made for those who appreciate hand made woven textiles
This one is cotton and wool combined for a real authentic rustic textile
Just as it could have been woven ages ago
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