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, Rye Knot. Then in June 2021 I purchased a Kromski Harpe Forte Rigid Heddle Loom and started this blog.

My Latest Posts

  • Project 8: Blueberry Pudding Wrap
    I warped this on my Kromski 32 the same day as I warped the towels on my Cricket 15. That was kind of brutal! I liked the idea of having both ready to go at the same time but I’m not sure if I am going to do that again. The Kromski is more difficult … Continue reading Project 8: Blueberry Pudding Wrap
  • Project 7 Dish Towel(s)
    I wanted to make something more everyday useful so I found this pattern for dish towels using a 15 inch Cricket that yields four dish towels on one warp, one after another. It was a long warp—-155 inches— which was challenging because that is almost the length of my living room. I’m convinced no weaver … Continue reading Project 7 Dish Towel(s)