Greenpointers Spring Market

Hey everyone!

I'll be participating in this Spring's Greenpointers Market. Hope to see you there! I'll be debuting my bamboo scarf collection. It's exciting to finally show everyone my work. I discovered bamboo and this natural fiber weaves beautifully. It's airy, soft and vibrant. Here's a little preview. 

Bamboo Frenzy

Hey Everyone!

Just a friendly reminder that i'll be selling my goods at the Shwick Market this Sunday in Bushwick. Hope to see you there! I'll be debuting new products that are brighter and softer for spring. I've been so inspired by my trip out west and started weaving with bamboo yarn. It's soft, light, airy and just beautiful. Can't wait for everyone to see! Scarves, wall hangings, brightly colored mug rugs and more! Happy Spring! 

 


New Year, Exciting News!

First off, thank you everyone who came out to the Bust Craftacular in December! The show was a huge success and I love sharing my work with the world. 

 

Because of the fair, my coasters are now being sold at Kitchening in Bay Ridge. This independent kitchen supply store in Brooklyn is a wonderful place that supports local artists. I'm very happy that this space has decided to promote and sell my work. Stop by and check them out!

 

 

Finally- Keep these custom orders coming! My latest coasters were just sent to Arunabh in Stockholm, Sweden. Check them out and get inspired. 

 

Until next time, stay crafty my friends! 

xoxo-

Jeni

For the love of cotton

Things have been busy at the Jeni Lynn Studio. Another custom order, a new job and lots of weaving of course. I recently finished my largest woven piece to date- a 29" x 70" cotton tablecloth. What a challenge but the payoff has been wonderful. I used a 8/4 navy and baby blue cotton yarn warp and I couldn't be happier. It's soft and when woven creates a very loose weave. Therefore the final piece flows beautifully- just like a river. 

Here are some photos from the project. 

  The set up- the warp is being threaded through the reed. 

 

The set up- the warp is being threaded through the reed. 

  The tie up and weaving- I used two different colors for the weft to create this awesome pattern. 

 

The tie up and weaving- I used two different colors for the weft to create this awesome pattern. 

  The final product. I feel so accomplisehd! 

 

The final product. I feel so accomplisehd! 

I'm excited to get back on the loom this week and set it up for another tablecloth. This time instead of baby blue and navy for the warp, I'm going to use aqua and navy. Let's see how that turns out.

Finally- here are the bookmarks I made for Cindy in Florida. I love working with customers on special orders!

Summertime blues...

I don't actually have the blues, but I sure love weaving with them! Blue yarn that is. Ok my comedy routine needs work. Anyways, my apartment was starting to feel bare so I decided to make a runner to spruce up the entertainment area. Having been in an indigo kick influenced by the shibori dying class I took this year, I was inspired to try a Japanese-esque design.  Searching through my pattern books, I came across this simple twill by some Swedes (!!!) and decided to try it out with my own flair. 

While making the navy (unfortunately I don't have any real indigo dyed yarn at the moment) and white warp, I adjusted the stripes a bit to make it individualized. 

It's a simple piece but I sure love how it turned out! It drapes nicely and is soft to touch. This will look great in my apartment.

WIth the leftover warp, I made this sampler. I think another bluesy textile is in the works! Which patterns do you like?

This week I also received a custom order request from Daniela, a third grade teacher in St. Louis. She wanted 12 bookmarks to hand out to her class as birthday gifts. It makes me so happy knowing my work is getting out into the world!

 

It's Summer time!

Summer's here and what a great time to be inspired! Flowers are blooming, vegetables are growing and the sun is brighter then ever. I've been weaving up a storm and experimenting with all sorts of crafts. 

At the local farmer's market, I picked up my summer favorite- sunflowers. It's bright yellow petals and green leaves make me smile. What can I say! As I looked closely at the center, I realized that specks of purple and maroon popped out like dots in a Seurat painting. I somehow had to experiment with that concept in a weaving. 

Inspiration

Inspiration

Final product

Final product

So I made this wall hanging. First I painted the center of the flower directly on the warp. I got introduced to Dye-Na-Flow a few years ago and it's become a favorite painting tool of mine. Painting and weaving- yes please. After the center was dry, I wove the piece with leftover hand painted yarn I had lying around. It was perfect to create the flower with all its beautiful yellow tones. Next, I embroidered the petals and leaves. I also added black and maroon bits to highlight that beautiful center I was talking about. I put it on twig and voila- wall art! 

"Alright Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my closeup."

"Alright Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my closeup."

I also wanted to experiment with paper cut outs and embroidery. Here is a little canvas piece I made.

   

 

 

Flowers I received as a gift. 

Flowers I received as a gift. 

Vegetables from my grandmother's garden, Handwoven table runner underneath. 

Vegetables from my grandmother's garden, Handwoven table runner underneath. 

Happy Summer everyone! 

-Jeni Lynn

Two Well Dressed Chefs

Hey there-

It's been a while. Hope you've been doing well. I've been swell, working on my latest project called Two Well Dressed Chefs with the talanted Trisha Gupta. It's a line of kitchen apparel including aprons and recipe books. For the aprons, I've been busy weaving plenty of straps. I've been working with baker's twine which I especially enjoy becuase when woven, it creates a cool marble effect. Check out some photos from the project.