Road Trip Weaving

Road trips are in! So, take to the highway with these favorite books for summer learning, weaving and felting.

The Schacht Zoom Loom can slip into backpack or carry-on for weaving on the go. Two terrific books: 100 Pin Loom Squares by Florencia Campos Correa. More than just squares, this inspirational title with the Zoom Loom on the cover (!) includes color and weave patterns, novelty yarns, and projects that are hip and inspirational. Pin Loom Weaving by Margaret Stump. If you want a lot of cute patterns for making animals, quilts, or even a Barn House Tote, Pin Loom Weaving will take you there. Warping and weaving instructions are included along with clear step-by-step project details.

100-pin-loom

Pack your inkle loom in the back seat of your Rambler, along with the Weaver’s Inkle Pattern Directory by Anne Dixon. You’ll never be without patterns with over 400 of them included between the covers. Also, pack some of our Schacht Card Weaving Cards (we love everything about them) and weave away with these on your inkle loom using the classic book, Card Weaving by Candice Crockett for instruction and inspiration.

We have a few copies left of Time to Weave by Jane Patrick which will give you lots of ideas to use objects you find along the way to create a woven memento of your time on the road. Lots of great ideas for kids, too.

Combine felting with weaving, or just create cute felted critters. All you need to do is to pack some colorful fiber, your felting needles and pad, and take along the fun Making Felted Friends by Sue Pearl. You’ll find that once you get started, it’s hard to stop.

felted-friends

Happy trails and we’d love to see your projects made along the road, no matter where your travels take you. Happy summer! Your Schacht team.

Jane Patrick

Jane Patrick is Creative Director of Schacht Spindle Company. She is an author, lecturer, and teacher. You can find her class: Creative Weaving Techniques on the Rigid Heddle Loom, on Craftsy.