Festive Wine Bag

Festive Wine Bag

Recently I have been glued to the weaving groups on ravelry.com looking for ideas and inspiration. In particular, I like reading the conversations that take place in the “Warped Weavers” and “Rigid Heddle Looms” groups. These groups are a great source of information on equipment as well as the warping and weaving process. No question […]

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Stashbuster Clutch

Stashbuster Clutch

When Jane asked me to create a monthly column that would be a dialogue with new weavers, I agreed enthusiastically and without hesitation. You see, I am a new weaver, and who better to understand your frustrations and successes than another new weaver? There are many wonderful and experienced weavers out there, but can they […]

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Double Weave on the Schacht Flip Loom

You can weave double weave on a rigid heddle loom—and it’s especially convenient to weave on our Flip loom because of its two heddle capabilities. To begin, warp your loom as for two heddles (check out our Schacht Winter 2007 on-line newsletter for the details) with this special instruction. Warp two colors together, thread color […]

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Selvedges

Rule of thumb: the narrower the fabric, the straighter the selvedges need to be. This was something I was thinking about this morning as I wove a scarf that will be featured in Berroco’s Knitbits e-newsletter next month. What I noticed as my hands passed the shuttle back and forth was that even when I […]

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Sewing My Dibby Dabs Skirt

Good thing for friends. Thank God for friends who sew (thanks MK). Except for the occasional napkin hemming and pants shortening, I’m PJHHE (pre-junior high home ec) when it comes to sewing. This little handicap, however, didn’t stop me from going along with my staff’s idea to weave and sew skirts to wear to our […]

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Winding Bobbins

I’ve been working on a two-heddle scarf project for the next issue of Weavezine. www.weavezine.com As usual, I’m not as ahead of schedule (e.g. I’m behind) as I’d like to be. But having a deadline is a good thing—and sends me looking for ways to be more efficient. Here are a few of my current […]

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Record Keeping

You think you will remember. But you won’t. I’ve learned this the hard way. I go back and look at a piece of fabric I just took off the loom and I say out loud to myself, “What WAS it I was doing there?” So this is what I do. I use a cast off […]

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Golden Gate Fiber Institute

Morgaine Wilder of Carolina Homespun and spinning guru Judith MacKenzie McCuin are sponsoring their first summer intensive this coming July 28-August 3, 2008 . What I like about this conference is its small classes, the opportunity to spend time with great teachers to really delve into something you’ve wanted to learn. Over five days, students […]

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Map Basket in “Craft:” Magazine

  In case you haven’t seen “Craft:” magazine, take a look at it your local newsstand. Published by O’Reilly, “Craft:” is a craft magazine with a twist. In it you’ll find fun and often funky projects using traditional techniques as well as stories about crafters. Issue 5 features paper crafts including, folded paper, homemade cards, […]

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Learning As You Go

I’ve been weaving since 1971. If my math is correct (always a question), it means I’ve been at it for some 36 years (some years more than others). Over that length of time, you learn a few things. And keep learning—and this is what I love about weaving. Just a week ago as I was […]

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