A Dozen Red – Judy Pagels

Besides a box of chocolates, what is the quintessential Valentine’s Day gift? Having been a floral designer for 11 years (and counting) the definitive answer is red roses! This is my offering of the same, created with Zoom Loom Squares. Make your own, one or a dozen! Most roses have names so mine will be […]

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Pocket Weave Sachet – Jane Patrick

“The most common materials can become works of art if the ideas and the execution are approached creatively.” –Jean R Laury quoted in Weaving: A Handbook for the Fiber Craftsman by Shirley E. Held. Every late summer our neighbor would come over to help my mother prepare our clothes for the next school year. We’d […]

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Woven Heart Card – Jessica Knickman

Card design by Jessica Knickman Craft your special Valentine a handmade card this year with this simply-woven card. The effect is lovely—and the technique is easy: just draw the design on the wrong side of the front of the card, cut slits in the card, weave across with paper, and back with a like color. […]

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The Mini Loom Takes a Trip – Jane Patrick

If you’ve been trawling Pinterest, then you know that it’s back to the 70’s. At least, if you were weaving in the 70’s like I was. Little tapestry wall hangings with lots of texture and fringe that are reminiscent of what we were weaving are everywhere. Even Oprah magazine featured a weaver making these little […]

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Ombre Yarn Update – Pulsar Shawl

It is almost always intimidating to me to work with handspun. Whether it’s mine or spun by somebody else, I find myself paralyzed with anxiety. After the immediate fear of working with handspun yarn, the joy and pride I feel when I wear a completely hand-made item washes all of those fears away. This fear […]

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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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My Zoom Loom Gave To Me – Day 12

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my Zoom Loom gave to me. Twelve Candy Twists Eleven Christmas Elves Ten Evergreen Dreams Nine Precious Presents Eight Holiday Hollies Seven Sweet Things Six Tiny Gift Bags Five Dazzling Diamonds Four Chillin’ Snowmen Three Snow Birds Two Santa Socks One Star Tree Topper on the tree. This concludes the Zoom Loom Ornament Weave Along! Thank you for participating, and […]

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My Zoom Loom Gave To Me – Day 10

On the tenth day of Christmas, my Zoom Loom gave to me… Ten Evergreen Dreams Introducing the Zoom Loom Ornament Weave Along! Every day from November 24th to December 4th, we will be unveiling a new Zoom Loom ornament pattern on our blog! See if your local dealer will be holding an event during December, or […]

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My Zoom Loom Gave To Me – Day 2

On the second day of Christmas, my Zoom Loom gave to me… Two Santa Socks Introducing the Zoom Loom Ornament Weave Along! Every day from November 24th to December 4th, we will be unveiling a new Zoom Loom ornament pattern on our blog! See if your local dealer will be holding an event during December, […]

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