A Little About Me

About | The Weaving Loom

Hi everyone! I updated my About page with some more details, a better explanation of The Weaving Loom, and a little more about myself.  Since no one regularly looks at the About page, I thought I’d share it in a post also, to help you get to know me better.

About The Weaving Loom

Back when I was interested in weaving, there were many different resources to find out how to do the basics, but at the time there wasn’t any one place to go to. I searched for resources and taught myself how to weave through those resources and also through my own trial and error. As I gained experience weaving, I still would see brand new beginners asking about where to find out how to do different techniques, so I decided to create The Weaving Loom. I’m so happy I did too, because I really enjoy sharing what I’ve have learned, including the ways I’ve done things wrong. My goal for this website is to have a point of access for beginner weavers and also those looking to expand on what they already know, by trying something new.

I’m on my own weaving journey, so I definitely don’t have all the answers, but I love to share what I do know. I also want to encourage you to experiment and learn through many different outlets. There are many books to learn from and if you have the ability to attend a weaving class, then definitely do so. There is much more then one way to do things, so it is very valuable to learn from many different people.

I’m also more then happy to answer questions people have that they may be struggling with. If you have an issue send me an email at kate@theweavingloom.com and if possible, I will help!

About | The Weaving LoomPhotograph by Deanne Mroz Photography

About Me

My name is Kate, I live just outside of Chicago with my husband, two sons, and my silly french bulldog, Lou. Follow along with my weaving day-to-day here.

Some things about me:

  • I’m a long time lover of fiber arts and have dabbled in knitting, crochet, embroidery, but fell hard for weaving
  • I LOVE books and often I’m reading or listening to audiobooks (I’m always looking for good book recommendations)
  • I have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and a master’s degree in Finance
  • I put my career on hold to stay home with my two young boys
  • Both of my boys were talking at a younger age and I’m pretty sure it’s because I talk to myself… a lot
  • I’m a secret cat lady. It’s a secret because I haven’t own a cat in about 6 years and it’s not looking like I’ll get one anytime soon. Seriously, I had cat posters all over my bedroom as a tween, and I may or may not have worn shirts with cats on them to school.
  • I’m a sock person, as in I don’t like walking around barefoot. Is that weird? Never mind, don’t tell me
  • I often make up little nonsense song ditties, that I sing out loud around the house
  • I’m a morning person, I used to wake up before my alarm everyday until I had kids, which is coincidentally when I started drinking coffee
  • I love helping people and solving problems, which if you have sent me an email with a question already, then you know 😉About | The Weaving Loom

I’m extremely thankful for all the lovely and talented people I have met through this blog and social media. Thank you for stopping over at my blog, you’re the reason I put all this time and effort into The Weaving Loom and I really hope you enjoy it!

Happy Weaving!


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  • Meredith
    October 6, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Thank you, Kate, for sharing your story- you are definitely an inpiration and your blog is an incredible resource :). Keep up the good work!

    • Kate
      October 6, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      Thanks Meredith for all your kind words and support!

  • Lauren (@laurenkelleywoven)
    October 6, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Nice to “meet” you! We sing silly nonsense songs around our house too; most of the time it feels like I am performing for the cats. I’m sure they love my songs about being sleepy and taking out the garbage. ha. I still consider myself a beginner weaver when it comes to some aspects and have enjoyed reading your blog.

    • Kate
      October 6, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      Hi Lauren! I’m sure cats especially enjoy silly nonsense songs. Thank you for your kind words! xo

  • Megan
    November 6, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Hey Kate,
    Just wanted to shoot you a note to say THANK YOU! I am a novice weaver and your site has become my Bible! 🙂 I never leave comments but I have visited your site so often in the last few weeks I wanted you to know how much I love it! Weaving is so addicting and I am excited to perfect my new craft while using your tips as a crutch. Thanks again!

    • Kate
      November 6, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      Hi Megan! Thank you for your nice comment, I’m so happy you’re finding my blog helpful!

  • Brittany
    April 11, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Just came across your blog. What a great resource. Thanks so much for sharing, this is just what I was looking for:-)

    • Kate
      April 11, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks Brittany, I’m so glad you like it 🙂