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

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Turquoise red yellow placemats on Etsy

You can find these hand woven placemats on Etsy this spring ! Lively colors will go with any decor
I was inspired to use these colors when I visited our daughter in Austin Tx . The colors down there were so vivid ! You can find them in my shop on Etsy click on GO HERE to be taken to my shop

Monday, March 27, 2017

Andirons and kitchen shelf brackets custom ordered

Hi everyone! Well we maybe snowed in a lot but folks from Cushing just a few peninsulas up the coast north of here came by on a nice sunny day . They ordered shelf brackets custom made for their kitchen and a set if anirons for their fireplace.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Snowy day before St Patrick's day in weaving studio

Full of sunlight today and ready to thread the loom ! I have got my three layers of clothing on two pair of socks and of course my long Johns, Ha !
The yarn going on the loom is hand dyed merino two ply , it glows in the sunlight . Icy cold green blue color

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Weaving over 100 years

A look at the weaving industry in England at the time when our country was young . The Weavers there wanted  us here in America to trade goods , as a British colony .
I know here in Maine there was plenty of white oak for ships masts and building of wooden boats. Anyway this video takes you through the stages of weaving into the industrial revolution . A good explanation from over the pond. Watch it .
https://youtu.be/CHxnVNZAZXQIndustrial Revelation

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Housekeeping for hand woven rugs

Floorsweeper keeps the hand woven rugs fresh and it is quieter than a vacuum cleaner ! 
Vacuum cleaners are harsh and rough on a hand woven rugs
These little sweepers pick up lint and small bits easily 

My husband appreciates it first thing in the morning as I scurry around picking up from the day before activities . He is usually reading or writing or best yet doing a puzzle while he contemplates his next Iron project . If I want to light a fire under him and move him out to his shop ( ha,ha) I use the shop vac to clean with . The noise gets him outside quickly ?
Motivational ? Maybe I do use it !

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Snow Day Feb 2017

Lovely warm wishes to all of you ! A winters day here and happy that I have a loom in a heated shed . It is connected by a mud room to my kitchen so no going outside if I don't want to . My husband has to walk through snow to get to his shop but can skip through a gallery building if he wants to avoid snowy feet .
Extension cord is for plugging in our diesel truck to keep the engine warm before starting 

Window behind my loom