Jane’s Commandments for Happier Weaving

We’ve given our offices here at Schacht an uplift: new carpet and paint–and that of course, leads to general cleaning and organizing. It’s amazing what forgotten things you find in your desk drawers…! Here’s one of the gems–and since it’s Spinning and Weaving Week, I thought it’d be a good time to share my commandments…er…suggestions […]

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It’s Here! The Weaver’s Idea Book

Super Exciting Day! When talking to people on the phone today here at Schacht Spindle, they kept mentioning that they’d received their copies of my new book, The Weaver’s Idea Book: Creative Cloth on a Rigid Heddle Loom. Then, our copies arrived from Interweave, and boy oh boy, it all seems suddenly real. So….check in […]

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Keep It Simple–The Schacht Mini Loom

Schacht Mini Loom As I’ve said before, weaving fun does not require a multi-shaft loom. In other words, the amount of weaving pleasure is not proportionate to the number of shafts. This little project is a case in point. I’m having a blast weaving over and under on a simple frame loom. Here is the […]

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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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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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Inkle Weaving Video

Today marked a technology evolution for us at Schacht. We published our first how-to video: Weaving on the Inkle Loom. It is a short, 10-minute no frills how-to lesson on warping and weaving on our Schacht Inkle Loom with instructions for weaving a band. You’ll also find the complete instructions for this band in 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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