Raffia placemats

Raffia Placemats and (bonus!) Drink Coasters

It’s officially dining al fresco season here in New England and I’m taking every opportunity to live outside. This summer placemat project uses raffia to create lightweight and durable mats that will brighten up your table, whether you choose to dine inside or out. True raffia is made from strips of a type of palm […]

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10 Tips on Weaving Transparencies on a Rigid Heddle Loom

  Handwoven transparencies are related to tapestries in that you can weave intricate pictorial designs with both techniques. Transparencies are lighter weight, with inlaid patterning on a sheer plain weave background. Two wefts are required: a background weft which weaves selvedge to selvedge and a pattern weft that weaves the pattern or design. The background is […]

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ZL turkey - finished

Zoom Loom Turkey

Zoom Loom Turkey Benjamin Krudwig Here’s a quick project you can weave up just in time for Thanksgiving. The project requires only 4 squares, so you could easily finish in time to include Mr. Tom for your Thanksgiving table décor. Or, if you’re feeling ambitious: weave one for every place setting—a take-home gift for all […]

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Three Easy Weaving Projects for the 20″ Flip Loom – Mountain Meadow Wools Collaboration

For this month’s yarn collaboration, we worked with Mountain Meadow Yarns. Their rustic, American grown and milled yarn paired perfectly with the Schacht Flip Loom. All three of the following projects can be made with the 20″ model of Flip. The rise of small looms continues, and you can create stunning woven pieces in very […]

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Blue with Copper Accents Pillow – John Mullarkey

Blue with Copper Accents Pillow Designed by John Mullarkey Skill level: Intermediate Number of squares: 55 Size: 18” x 18” Yarn: Miss Babs Yowza worsted weight wool in color, Blue Ridge, 1 8 oz skein. Trendsetter Ambrosia, in Rust, 1 Skein. Notions: 18”x18” pillow form. Optional: 2” strip of Velcro. Weaving: Weave 10 squares with Ambrosia […]

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Zoom Loom Valance – Stephanie Flynn Sokolov

  Equipment Schacht Zoom Loom and Weaving Needle Sewing needle Darning needle Materials -1 Skein Juniper Moon Zooey: 03 White Pepper (60% linen/40% cotton, 284yd/100g) -Matching sewing thread -1 Skein Bella Lino: 8516 Flax (58% linen/26% viscose/16% cotton, 164yd/50g) Instructions To weave this window treatment, you will need to weave 24 squares of Zooey on […]

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Surprise Sugar Plum Fairy – Benjamin Krudwig

  Skill Level: Beginner Tools: Zoom Loom Weaving Needle Tapestry Needle Felting Needle Crochet Hook Optional Tools: Incredible Rope Machine Knitting Needles Materials: Sport Weight Wool Yarn in: Plum, Gray/Beige, and Green Wool Roving or Leftover Yarn Mohair Locks Squares: 4- Plum 1- Grey/Beige 2- Green Optional: Beads Embroidery Floss Weaving: Weave 7 squares in the […]

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Woven Companion Cube by Sam Strasser

In keeping with the theme of art this week, we have a small inspiration post for you this weekend. Though this could be considered a toy, it also functions as a small piece of “soft sculpture.” Sam Strasser, one of our CNC operators at the factory created a small cube inspired by the video game […]

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Fiber Art by Denise Renee Grace

The purpose of the Schacht blog has been and always will be to share and inspire ideas about weaving and spinning. Looking at all the weaving patterns, yarns, and colors, the possibilities really are endless. All of us could do projects for the rest of our lives and technically, we will never do the same […]

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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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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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