Yarn Joy

Hi Friends,

I’m having fun playing with the yarns I bought at the estate sale last month. I have a lot of different yarns, which gives me the freedom to create woven pieces using many different colors and textures. The picture below is a small sampling of the exquisite yarns I got.

Cassandra Tondro weaving

Here’s the first scarf I finished last week using reds and oranges with a hint of green, blue and gold.

Cassandra Tondro weaving

Cassandra Tondro weaving

Cassandra Tondro weaving

Now I’m working on an aqua and green piece with purples and a touch of orange.

Cassandra Tondro weaving

It’s a luxury to be able to incorporate so many different colors and textures into each scarf. These are high-end yarns, and there’s no way I could have afforded to do this if I had to pay full price for the yarn. I’m so grateful to my friend Salli for organizing the estate sale and to Terese for thinking to invite me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

It’s like creating the woven equivalent of a patchwork scrap quilt. I don’t have a particular design in mind when I weave. I just use a little of this and a little of that until I reach the end of the warp. Then I get to unroll the finished scarf and see what I’ve got!

Each scarf is a unique exploration of color and pattern, and that’s what keeps it interesting to me.

What sparks joy for you right now? I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts. You can share them with us in the comments section below.

With love and appreciation,



  1. I love your work ….your eco prints, your collages, your paintings, your weavings etc.
    These scarves are gorgeous…..even your photo.of all of the colorful and varied yarn gathered together is magnificent. Thank you for sharing your art and your interesting blog entries.

  2. Thank you Cassandra. You are so multi talented that it is pure inspiration to look at your posts. They make me want to shut out everything else and JUST. DO. ART!

  3. Beautiful scarfs, Cassandra! The colours are so well chosen and appropriate for the season – the green ones as well as the red! My best wishes for the Holidays!

  4. What a joy to discover another amazing talent you have! Weaving. Your scarves are beautiful. Could you possibly share information about the loom you’re using? I’d love to give it a try. I became a fan when I discovered your botanical prints, then your amazing paintings, and now weaving. You are a gift to all of us. Thank you. Julie, Oviedo, FL

    1. Thank you, Julie. I’m using a simple rigid heddle loom. Because I’m working with color and texture, I don’t feel that I need a more complicated weave structure. So these scarves are just basic basket weave. This particular loom is a 10″ Ashford rigid heddle loom. It’s perfect for me because it’s easy to set up and use, and I can take it with me wherever I go. I got mine from Paradise Fibers, and they’re available other places as well.


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