Welcome from the Village Weaver and Scottish Lion

Hello Fiber Friends ,
Here is my recently revised blog of Maine Village Weaver. Based on the Coast of Maine I hand weave fabrics , textiles for the home , blankets and rugs. You can also see on my web site shawls and scarves. I love hand dyed , natural, sustainable and hope in the future to source more local fibers to be used.
Check my web site out and follow onto my Etsy site from my web site.
I also love Early American textiles and will offer old patterns and textiles that look old but a newly created
Well anyway check back and see what is happening at the. Maine Village Weaver ,Best Regards , Phyllis Leck

Country Folk Art Flag

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

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Good Food Cornbread !

Eating healthy is important for the body and brain to function . Eating healthy foods and  unprocessed foods .Here I baked this morning Cornbread for breakfast that we will eat with some leftover bits of  locally grown smoked ham butt . The cornmeal is “Abenaki Flint “ cornmeal 

I don’t drink coffee any more . I drink black tea with Dried stinging nettles I harvested and dried the nettles when visiting my son and his family while out on Orcas Island ,located in the Puget Sound north of Seattle , Washington 
Stinging Nettles have a lot of good nutrients that are mild compared to some other herbs I have used. 
Anyway here’s to a hearty breakfast and a Happy New Year ! 
Comment below I would like to hear from you .

Monday, December 9, 2019

Give a gift of love

This season you can give your special chef in your life a unique  a hand woven Apron and matching towel and potholders .
My lovely woven cotton apron is hand woven gently and then washed ,pressed and sewn into an apron . The towel is hemmed and the pot holders have cotton batting sewn in and stitched down.
The apron has a large pocket in front with a loop for the towel.
Beige ,brown and blue are the colors found in my plaid.
Have a look at it further in my Etsy shop click here Apron gift set

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Village Weaver small business Saturday

Weaving cont at Maine Village Weaver this fall/ winter season 2019 come by and check it out . Order a special item for your loved ones . OPEN Saturdays till Christmas.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Sitting at the loom

Two pictures of my work of weaving at the loom this fall . I am making a hand dyed wool rug . The yarn on the loom is 8/4 poly/cotton and the wool strips are sewn together in a random fashion . I am using blues , browns , greens , with a dark red and pumpkin colors .This will be the last of this colorway as the wool strips I have dyed will be all used up to make this rug .
 Weaving at the loom this time of year is my favorite as the sun comes in and warms my back as I sit and weave.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Chenille upholstery fabric hand woven and hand dyed with indigo

 Hand Woven Cotton Chenille upholstery fabric is also naturally Hand Dyed with indigo by Botanical Shades. Diamond pattern woven in cotton chenille is sturdy and can be used to upholster a chair . Several yards are available for sale .
Commissions accepted if interested in hand woven textiles for the home interior design . Hand woven means I use a floor loom and throw a shuttle filled with yarn back and forth as I weave the intricate pattern . Pedals under the loom raise and lower the threads in a system that creates the design .
Hand dyed means that Botanical Shades used indigo plant dye to create the color .
Unique and each pieces is one of a kind .

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Thanksgiving table runners

Excited to share this item from my #etsy shop: Red rust beige cotton wool table scarf square runner  fringed  https://etsy.me/36PB2erwww.mainevillageweaver.etsy.com

A beautiful setting for a Thanksgiving table can be made with my unique hand woven table squares and runners 

Monday, November 4, 2019

Textiles at Just A Little Bit Country

Textiles available at 
Waukesha Wisconsin 
Shown are Maine Village Weaver textiles , 
Mustard table runner and Black and Tan check runners 
Contact Kari Miller for purchase