Just Say Go – Pam Mondry

Being fairly new to weaving, cutting off a project before finishing it is something I have never done.  I pride myself on finishing all my projects with the highest quality I can muster. Cutting a project off the loom before it is done is something I thought I would never have to do.  Not me. You see, […]

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Last Minute Halloween Ideas

This happens to me every year, I get so busy in my day-to-day life that I totally miss the rapid approach of Halloween. I always think to myself “I have plenty of time to figure things out!” Then it’s the night before and I don’t have any decorations or costume ideas. Here are some spooky projects […]

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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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