Hi, I’m Rachel. I’ve been a blogger since around 2000 back in the day when there were just a handful of blogs and before Blogger was sold to Google. In 2004 I started my recipe blog Coconut & Lime which was one of the very first food blogs. That was so long ago, I had to use third party hosting to post pictures! I’ve made a career out of creating recipes thanks to that blog and have written several cookbooks.

Blogging might not be as popular as it once was but I can’t seem to stop myself from wanting to start one. I also review books at Rachel Reads Books and when the Covid-19 pandemic started, I started documenting what we cooked each day. That’s tapered off as things returned to closer to normal but I still check in.

So of course I’m documenting my journey into weaving. I started freeform frame loom weaving in January 2021 after reading this in the Strategist and made a ton of wall hangings. I have some for sale in my Etsy shop, Rya Knot. Then in June 2021 I purchased a Kromski Harpe Forte Rigid Heddle Loom and started this blog.

My Latest Posts

  • T-Shirt Rug #2
    I went to Savers on discount Monday and bought some t-shirts and a long jersey dress (you can see it in the rug, it’s the pink print) and cut it up to make this rug. I think it came out really well! The edges are a little cleaner, I think the trick is to pick … Continue reading T-Shirt Rug #2
  • Spring Frederick FiberFest!
    We drove out to Frederick for the FiberFest. It was free if you pre-registered and you got entered into a drawing. Parking was free too! I had never been to the fairgrounds there before but it right before you would head into the historic Frederick area coming from Baltimore. It was overcast but in the … Continue reading Spring Frederick FiberFest!