Snowflake Scarf – Judy Pagels

I find inspiration in so many of the Woven Scarves book designs but have been particularly drawn to exploring the bleaching technique (discharge dyeing) in Stephanie’s Steampunk Scarf. I had wanted to make a scarf for my dear sister-in-law for some time and this was going to be that very project. It all came together so […]

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Dancer in the Dark – Jane Patrick

Simplicity with a twist—that’s what I love so much about my Woven Scarves co-author Stephanie’s design sensibilities. Her Gypsy Dancer, woven in bright pink with a dark red streak down the center and a pop of gold and yellow along the edges, creates such a happy piece. While this scarf looks tricky, it’s really just […]

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Fibonacci Scarf – Kate White

I keep having to remind myself that I’m a beginner. Working for Schacht, a company that produces spinning wheels and looms, I spend a fair amount of time thinking about the crafts. Shortly after starting here, I learned to spin and weave, but between the planning, replanning, obsessing, and fantasizing, I spend a relatively small […]

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Sequined Shawl – Universal Yarns

As I was sampling for an upcoming project, I took a detour with a long color change yarn… yummy. My intent was to sample Universal Yarn’s Deluxe DK Superwash as a warp in an 8 dent reed (I happened to have Classic Pink). I had hoped to use another colorway in the same yarn for the […]

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Spanish Moss Shawl – A Zoom Loom Project

For our latest Zoom Loom project, John Mullarkey is sharing his Spanish Moss Shawl. Originally woven for Handwoven’s “Not Just for Socks” contest where it won Best in Show, the Spanish Moss Shawl uses Dream in Color’s Smooshy sock yarn. Spanish Moss Shawl, Handwoven, May/June 2010 Download the PDF to get started on your own shawl. View our other […]

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Back To School – Crabapple Scarves

The promise of fresh supplies at the beginning of a school year was always one of the best moments. Any occasion to get a new box of crayons was worth celebration. The only bad thing about school crayons was the meager 8 count box. The larger boxes were reserved for home use. Lucky for me my parents were always […]

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Variable Dent Challenge – Recycled Yarn Wrap

Variable Dent Challenge–Recycled Yarn Wrap by Judy Pagels Judy Pagels, Schacht Sales Manager, in her comfy wrap. The Plan: For my variable dent reed project I wanted to use the reed sections in a graduated dent configuration. Beyond that I wanted to have a wide enough weaving width to showcase the gradation. My trusty 20” Flip Loom was the […]

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Schacht Office Inkle Challenge – Fringy Jean Trim

Fringy Jean Trim – Designed and woven by Jane Patrick This design appeared in my Inkle Weaving A to Z video published by Interweave Press. This perky trim looks trickier to weave than it actually is. It requires two shuttles, one weaving the band and the other carrying the supplementary fringe weft, which gets caught every 3/4” […]

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Variable Dent Challenge – Beguiling Beaded Bodice

We are lucky to have a company such as Natural Fiber Producers in the fiber world. Their mission includes supporting farmers and providing quality Certified Sorted® yarn for shops. The benefit of Certified Sorted® is two-fold. The farmers are able to sell the whole fleece and Natural Fiber Producers sorts it and sells it. The consumer benefits because they get […]

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Summer Project Collection

Summer is right around the corner, and many fiber artists worry about their wearable projects being too heavy or warm. Here are a few projects that should keep you weaving and cool over the summer months. This lightweight cowl is a fun fashion accessory that won’t warm you up. Made in cotton, it can absorb […]

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Variable Dent Challenge – Ruffled Scarf

Ruffled Scarf – Designed and Woven By Jane Patrick This silk and wool scarf was inspired by one Stephanie Flynn Sokolov designed for our Woven Scarves book (Interweave Press, 2014). For this earthy interpretation, I offset the wool stripe for an asymmetrical look. The 8 dent section allows for extra space for the wool to felt. Section placement: […]

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Variable Dent Challenge – Summer Cowl

Summer Cowl – Designed and Woven by Benjamin Krudwig Benjamin Krudwig in the Summer Cowl When I was a child, summer was my favorite season. White t-shirts, blue jeans and grass stains on both meant I had a “productive” day. For this variable dent reed cowl, I wanted to capture that summer feeling in an accessory […]

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Zoom Loom Project: Ruffled Squared

Constance Hall has given us another sweet project: A ruffled scarf using many (60!) Zoom Loom squares and basic knitting skills.This project could be used as a great stash-buster and is perfect for fall-weather layering. Difficulty rating: Easy weaving/easy knitting Finished Size: 110″ Yarn: Crystal Palace Mini Mochi color 316 Equinox for the squares, 3 […]

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Zoom Loom Project: Infinity Squared

No, you don’t have to weave an infinity of squares to make this project! Just weave 20-22 squares in Crystal Palace Mini Mochi, taking advantage of the slow color changes in this yarn to create a scarf with beautiful color gradations, finished with a delightful crocheted picot edging. If you need a little help with […]

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Zoom Loom Pixie Hat

John Mullarkey of Malarky Crafts has designed this incredibly cute hat. Made with two colors of Regia Hand-Dye Effect yarn, it takes just 16 squares plus 3 for the decoration on the crown. Though you’ll need to be alert when you sew this hat together, the weaving is quick and the results are adorable! Our sales […]

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