Weave Scarves on Your Cricket Loom with These New Kits

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Spunky Eclectic Weaving Club

Mountain Colors Weaving Kit

Patterns and kits are a good place to explore weaving. New knitters learned years ago that as beginners it’s great to just knit from a pattern that someone else already tested. Success is ensured.

I’ve been encouraging yarn sellers and makers to develop kits for weavers for the same reason. At last, here are two yummy choices to get you weaving. Spunky Eclectic, who you may already know for their fiber club, has recently introduced their Spunky Weaving Club. I share their February offering: “Silky Houndstooth” Scarf in beautifully hand-dyed rustic silk. Amy has written easy-to-follow instructions with helpful hints for a beautiful result. Go to www.spunkyeclectic.com

Another luscious offering, new from Mountain Colors (you know them for their gorgeous hand-dyed yarns), is their “Loop da Loop” Scarf. This pattern features beautiful yarns, the warp is a silk and wool blend, the weft is a mohair/silk/wool loop blend. The color ways of the two yarns compliment each other for a stunning result. The pattern, written by experienced weaver Deb Essen, provides all that is needed to create this fuzzy one-of-a-kind scarf. Find out more at www.mountaincolors.com

While both of these kits are designed with rigid heddle weavers in mind, there’s absolutely no reason you couldn’t weave either of these on your Baby Wolf or Wolf Pup.You’ll just want to mind your warp waste, as you’ll have more on a floor loom than on a rigid heddle loom such as the Flip or Cricket.

Happy Weaving!

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Schacht Spindle

Schacht Spindle Company, Inc. was founded during the back-to-earth movement of the late 1960's and its accompanying craft resurgence. Their first loom was a simple tapestry loom, a version which they still make today. Over nearly 50 years, Schacht has developed a broad range of high quality hand weaving and hand spinning tools, including their popular Cricket Loom and Ladybug Spinning wheel. Schacht’s mission is to create beautiful and well-designed products that enhance customers’ weaving and spinning experience through innovative problem solving, creative ideas, skilled woodworking and craftsmanship, and friendly, knowledgeable customer service. Schacht’s family owned business is located in Boulder, Colorado.