Welcome to My Red Cape. Long ago in another time my husband Jack and I lived in a little old red house. It was the stuff of dreams to us for the few years that we were there. I live there still a number of hours every day in imagination, with old dolls and paintings and fabrics and feather trees. I draw inspiration and happiness from the memories of that space in time and share some of it here with friends who remember how to step with Alice through the looking glass and take delight in whimsies and antiquities.

For more than sixty years I have studied, collected, repaired, and bought and sold antique dolls. They have been back ground music in my life at every stage, sometimes louder, sometimes subdued, but always there with me. To see only the posts about dolls on this blog, click the banner on the right titled Dolls for My Red Cape. Keep clicking “Older Posts” to see more. Some of the posts featuring rug hooking are gathered under the banner For Cathy. From time to time items are offered for sale under the banner “O’Neill’s Antiques” which was our shop name for many years. ~Edyth O’Neill

Friday, October 21, 2011

Weaving in Vermont

http://www.marshfieldschoolofweaving.com/AboutUs.htm is a link to Marshfield School of Weaving in Vermont. My friend Penny was there for her second weaving adventure in September of this year, while Jack and I were in Maine.

Last year Penny wove two precious tea towels during her first stay at the school. I know I am an honored friend because she GAVE one to Jack and me for Christmas! I treasure it as you might imagine. If you go to the link you will see the amazing barn loft where the weaving is done. All the great looms are in an area where the barn siding has been removed and glass walls look out at the Vermont woods. Penny plans another trip in 2012, perhaps two. If you have always wanted to do this, here is a real opportunity to have this joy.

Penny chose rich amber colors. I put a couple of pieces of Redware on it just to see how pretty it all looks.


  1. Oh, the weaving looks so fun. Lucky Penny! And how wonderful to have a work of her hand. That is friendship!

  2. Oh that's beautiful...makes me want to touch it to see if it's as soft as it looks.


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