TNNA Travel Report

I just returned from TNNA (The National Needlework Association), held in Columbus, Ohio. TNNA is a trade organization primarily for the needlearts: embroidery, counted cross stitch, knitting and crochet. Debbie Becker weaves her scarf. The gathering in Columbus offered shop owners, designers and teachers classes and a trade show. I went to teach two weaving […]

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THE Wedding Shawl

My daughter Nora is getting married this summer and I’m thrilled that she has asked me to weave a shawl for the occasion. (I’m honored that she wants me to make something for her special day and completely relieved that it is NOT THE DRESS she wants me to weave—that would be way, way too […]

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What I’ll Be Watching

Life Becomes Art: Craft in Amercia This three-part PBS series begins airing on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 with Part I—Memory. This 60-minute documentary will explore craft history in America. Part II—Landscape and Part III—Community will follow. Check your local listings for details. www.craftinamerica.org           

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Shuttle Talk

My current explorations are weaving on the rigid heddle loom. This swatch is one I made on a leftover warp for a project I designed for the May-June issue of Handwoven. The project features fine weaving on the rigid heddle loom using 2 heddles. I really like how the pillows turned out—and I love how […]

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Visit the Schacht Booth at TNNA

Dateline: TNNA May 31-June 4, Columbus, Ohio If you have a yarn shop, then TNNA is a great place to see all that’s new in the yarn industry. TNNA (The National Needlework Association) hosts two shows a year, one in January in San Diego and the summer show in Columbus. This wholesale, members-only show features […]

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Just Who in the Heck is Violet Rose?

Many moons ago when I was editor of Handwoven I needed a pen name for an in-house article. The reasons for this are too long to relay here, but essentially that’s how Violet Rose was born. What I’ve never revealed until now is just who Violet Rose is. You might guess that she is an […]

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