Totsie Weaves


HI, I'm Totsie Marine a weaver of Saori-inspired textiles. I started weaving in 2013 when I retired from my web design business. My first loom was a Japanese Saori. When I decided to learn 4 shaft weaving I got a LeClerc Artistat loom and now I have a Louet David loom. I am now living in a small pueblo called Vilcabamba in the Southern Andes of Ecuador.

I have used wool and acrylic but I prefer to weave in cotton. Since there is not a good supply of commercial cotton yarn in my area I am growing cotton in my garden. I also buy raw cotton from other locals. The cotton is spun by several different women in this region which used to have a cotton industry. I also dye the threads to suit the project.

Here are a few photos of my favorite projects over the years...

poncho-front.jpg fibonacishawl.jpg
goldscarf-full.jpg redrusticscarf.jpg
quitojacketopen.jpg blackvestkaren.jpeg
purpleblouse.jpeg purplevest.jpg
greenshawl.jpg purpleshawl.jpg
eveningwrap-front.jpg fiestajacket.png
conniefringefront.jpeg judy-cape.jpeg
squaredancejacket.jpg pinkcrpdvest.jpg
12ftscarf.jpg turquoisedress.jpg
reddressfront.jpg vest-winn-front.jpg
3shadesofgray.jpg fmyfront.jpg
johnnieruana.jpg beachshirtfront (1).jpg
feria (1).jpg
mungbeanthreads (1).jpg
straps (2).jpg
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