Converting a Knitting Pattern to a Weaving Pattern – Part 1

Equipment: Schacht Rigid Heddle Loom (Flip or Cricket) 15” or wider, 10-dent rigid heddle reed, darning needle. Materials: 7 Skeins Classic Silk Color # 6979 (50% cotton, 30% silk, 20% nylon, 135 yards per 50g) Trim: Habu Wool Crepe, color C3004 (100% Merino wool, 747 yard per 28g or 1oz) Matching sewing thread for assembly. Weaving […]

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Zoom Loom Valance – Stephanie Flynn Sokolov

  Equipment Schacht Zoom Loom and Weaving Needle Sewing needle Darning needle Materials -1 Skein Juniper Moon Zooey: 03 White Pepper (60% linen/40% cotton, 284yd/100g) -Matching sewing thread -1 Skein Bella Lino: 8516 Flax (58% linen/26% viscose/16% cotton, 164yd/50g) Instructions To weave this window treatment, you will need to weave 24 squares of Zooey on […]

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Handcards

Spinning From Handcards

What you need: – Spinning fiber – roving or washed fleece – A spinning wheel with empty bobbin – Handcards We have amazing brains that often tell us what we can and can’t do. Sometimes the key to overcoming the “can’t do” little voice in our heads is just taking a different approach. If you […]

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Hemp Scrub

Hemp Scrub

I love visiting my mother, not only because she is such a great mom, but because she showcases my art in her home. Sitting down at her craft table, the place mat I made reminded me of my first rag rug class. While washing my hands, thoughts of drawing classes emerged with the framed pencil […]

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Sparkly Sequins

Creating Sparkly Yarn with Sequins

 My inspiration this month comes from my visit with friend and fellow “Yearning to…” author Melissa Ludden Hankins. I was fortunate enough this summer to take a trip to Massachusetts to see my old friend. We walked together with our children from Melissa’s charming 1700’s home to the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts. […]

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Constructing Yarn

Deconstruct and Reinvent

 It is time for spring cleaning: out with the old and in with the new. But wait, before you donate your used clothes, take a look at what might be deconstructed and reinvented. There’s great yarn in there! In the last “Yearning to …” article, Melissa demonstrated how to deconstruct your t-shirts and reinvent them […]

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