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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Weaving Around the World – Floral Cashmere Shawl

Weaving Around the World – Floral Cashmere Shawl Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of working with some beautiful hand spun cashmere yarn from Afghanistan. From the Mountain is a great company working with folks overseas to bring viable hand made products to the United States to help support those artisans. The yarn was spun by […]

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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 – Painted Warp Monk’s Belt Trim

Painted Warp Monk’s Belt Trim – Betty Paepke This week’s Inkle Challenge project comes from our shipping clerk Betty Paepke. The drape of the resulting fabric is luxurious Betty shares her process below: The pattern for this trim comes from The Weaver’s Inkle Pattern Directory, page 96 – Monk’s Belt – Alternating Blocks 1. The […]

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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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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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