How to make a lift plan!
“HELP!!!! I don’t have treadles!!!!!” If you have a direct tie-up loom or a table loom, you need to create a lift plan from the draft to know how to weave the fabric. A lift plan combines the tie up and treadling to tell you exactly which harnesses go up for each pick. It is […]READ MORE
Happy Valentines Day!
Weaving pickup on an inkle loom takes some patience and has a bit of a learning curve. Missy has been learning to weave on the inkle loom over the past year, and this is the first pickup pattern she selected. Missy’s muse for this pattern is on page 99 in Anne Dixon’s book: The Weaver’s […]READ MORE
Lunar Year of the Rabbit – Blog Post
Welcome to the Lunar Year of the Water Rabbit!! In the Lunar Calendar, this is the year of the Water Rabbit. Bunnies Galore! It feels a bit full circle to have the rabbit again in our universe. We began creating bunnies with handwoven cloth back in 2019. Michele had the wonderful fortune of working with […]READ MORE
Invisible Join for Repp Filler Yarn
Written by Michele Belson In the Metamorphic Placemat Kit, Cynthia Newman describes a nice way to begin and end 4 strands of 8/16 thick repp filler. We recently had a question about this technique and the picture in the kit, and we wanted to clarify and share this technique. Original Pictures Here is the original […]READ MORE
Viva Magenta! Pantone Color of 2023!
The draft shown here uses our Tubular Spectrum™ yarns in 10 Red Purple, Sky Blue, Violet, Coral, Very Light Gray and Bleached White. This draft is adapted from our Toasty Turned Tacquete Cowls. We have a printable version of this draft if you would like to print it out. Click here. Pantone has released […]READ MORE
Knitting Kokadjo Cowls
by Katzy Luhring Since moving to Idaho, I have found plenty of reasons to knit warm things. Knitted fingerless gloves, hats, scarves, and even throws have made their way into my life while living here in Idaho. One of the fun knitted hats that I made for myself was a slouchy hat from SweaterBabe.com. Here […]READ MORE
Post written by Michele Belson We LOVE the Ripple Scarf by Denise Kovnat in the Nov/Dec 2022 issue of Handwoven. In part, because it uses our beautiful 20/2 mercerized cotton yarn and the exciting active Linen Crepe yarn. 20/2 mercerized cotton yarn is a favored child of mine and combining it with a yarn […]READ MORE
Random Acts for Napkins
Sometimes we all need a quick, gratifying project to fill the need to create beauty and have something functional. Especially a project that fits the needs of our family. For years, I have gazed longingly at the projects that others have made using random colors and yarns in making a warp. The ease that those […]READ MORE
Fusing Thermoplastic Yarns–by Giovanna Imperia
What are thermoplastic yarns? While polyester is often classified as a thermoplastic, I tend to separate it from a class of industrial materials where high heat is used to fuse yarns into a solid, stable fabric that retains the original structure (typically woven). In this category, there are a variety of types of thermoplastic yarns […]READ MORE
Plying Lesson: Make Your Fabrics Soar!
Fringe can add an extra style element to your garments, handbags, scarves or just about anything that needs a little extra zing! Plus, when you twist or ply the fringe, the fringe will be more durable and look nice for a long time, even with many washings of your handwoven treasures. We use plied fringe […]READ MORE