Explore Tapestry Weave Along Week 5: Ghiordes Knots or Rya, Damascus Edge, and Finishing

With Jane Patrick We’re ending our weave along with my favorite technique, rya or ghiordes knots. I love the freedom of creating a design with this technique and the cut pile surface it creates. Ghiordes knots is a knotting technique. It does not have discontinuous wefts so is not considered tapestry. So, why am I […]

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Explore Tapestry Week 3 – Slit & Interlock Techniques

Explore Tapestry Weave Along Week 3: Slit and Interlock Tapestry Techniques and Weaving a Shape With Jane Patrick Join the weave along here. Don’t forget to share your progress and questions on Facebook and Ravelry. On Instagram use #exploretapestry and tag us @schacht_spindle_company. Welcome to week 3! I hope you enjoyed getting the feel of […]

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Barry’s Jubilee Weave Along – Warping the Skwoosh Scarf

I’ve always loved the Skwoosh scarf that my co-author Stephanie Flynn Sokolov designed for our book Woven Scarves. I used her initial design as a jumping off point for our weave along scarf, using some of the same yarns from Mountain Colors that Stephanie used for her scarf, but changing the colorway to correspond with […]

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Warp Wrapped Tree Weaving

I love weaving on a little loom. The small scale and portability allows me to do experimental weaving on the go. One concept that I had worked on in the past but hadn’t yet perfected was warp-wrapping, and with Earth Day and Arbor Day occurring in the same week, I couldn’t resist using this technique […]

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Dunes Shawl

Late last spring at Schacht we received a multitude of yarns from several yarn companies intended for a unique piece for the summer TNNA fashion show – a woven vest with warp made up of rope all created on the Schacht Incredible Rope Machine. One day the package from Fairmount Fibers came with a marvelous […]

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Surprise Elf

When I think about winter and the Christmas season, I can’t help but feel a sense of joy and wonder. The possibilities of transformation, ancient magic, and folklore fill my head with delight. This is why I designed the Surprise Sugar Plum Fairy, and then a couple of years later I made the Surprise Snowman. This […]

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