The Weavers Idea Book–Photo Shoot


Things are progressing along for my book which will be released by Interweave Press next spring–that’s 2010! I’m writing it for rigid heddle weavers, but I have to tell you, there’s a lot of inspiration for harness weavers as well (I’m including drafts for all of the pick-up patterns, btw). The book is a collection of swatches, ideas, tips, as well as projects. You’ll find step-by-step photography for using a pick-up stick and making Danish medallions, for example.

Yesterday I spent the day in Denver with Interweave creative team (a super and talented group) shooting the cover as well as many of the swatches that will appear in the book. My former assistant at Handwoven, Ann Budd, (now an editor for Interweave, an expert knitter and author of 10 weaving titles) is my editor. It’s super to be working with Ann again.

My deadline is August 21st…so I’ll be weaving in the early and late hours.

Schacht Spindle

Schacht Spindle Company, Inc. was founded during the back-to-earth movement of the late 1960s 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.