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Shrinking Your Draft – Point Twill and more

May 6, 2020

So now that we did the straight twill draft in the last post, what about a more complicated draft?  Let’s go through the same steps with point twill: Originally the draft called for: 42 ends of each of 20 colors for a total of 840 ends sett at 24 epi: this is 35.1” wide in […]

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Shrinking Your Draft-Straight Twill

May 5, 2020

Remember when Alice went down the rabbit hole and tried multiple ways to make herself grow bigger and smaller?  Wouldn’t it be grand if we too could make our projects or looms grow larger or smaller?  We often are asked how to weave a kit or project when the loom you have is not wide […]

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Bunnies Having a Tea Party!

Bunnies Multiply

April 12, 2019

April the Bunny has multiplied.  Her creation “hatched” a whole family of Lunatic Bunnies. Because we are Lunatics and do crazy things, and we wanted to check how our pattern instructions worked, we have been making bunnies using commercial fabric.  We found that 2 yards of 42” wide flannel fabric is enough to make 3 […]

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April the Bunny reads

Springtime Hoppenings

April 9, 2019

We are so fortunate to be part of an amazing artistic community of weavers.  Lunatic Fringe Yarn’s latest kit (Hoppy Spring–Bunny and Towels) is the perfect example of weavers/artists feeding one another’s creative fires. After the fun that we had with the Coral Challenge and the Sweetheart Towels, we were thinking of another seasonally themed […]

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Green Line Scarf or Cowl

December 3, 2018

We received a big box of Jaggerspun, Organic Green Line yarn on luscious 50 g skeins a couple weeks ago.  All of us around the Lunatic world were brimming with ideas of what to do with this lovely yarn and what colors we would we weave first.  The race to the loom was on! Happily, […]

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Coral Challenge Towel on the Loom

A Whole Lot of Counting Going On!

November 19, 2018

Amid all the counting and recounting going on for the current elections, our thoughts turned to all the counting that is part of getting a warp on the loom, especially a warp with a complex threading. We are in the process of weaving the Coral Challenge First place prizes.  Surprise, Surprise, they will be 8-shaft […]

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16 Yards of Wool Fabric

Waulk On…Waulking a Blanket Part 2

April 25, 2017

We recently recounted the beginnings of the wool blanket saga, and now for part two, the finale to the ultimate 2017 Blanket Creation story. Creating the wool blanket for the waulking at Florida Tropical Weavers Guild Conference was an exercise in flexibility. When part of the goal is to use up odds and ends of JaggerSpun 3/8 […]

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Live Oak tree at Lake Yale

Waulking a Blanket…Part 1

March 8, 2017

It seemed like a good idea at the time… Melissa Weaver Dunning will be teaching Tartan Weaving at the Florida Tropical Weavers Guild Conference at Lake Yale, Florida over St. Patrick’s weekend in March (16-19).  FTWG asked if we could arrange for her to do a program of her ‘Old Songs from Ireland, Scotland and […]

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20 Color Gamp, Summer and Winter

Arranging to Weave a Color Gamp

February 7, 2017

How to arrange the colors in a Color Gamp is a question that can lead to many enjoyable hours of planning, thinking and rearranging.  In a purely academic way, the way the colors are arranged in a color gamp doesn’t matter at all.  The purpose of a color gamp is to see the interactions of […]

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Gamp on the Loom

What is a Color Gamp?

January 18, 2017

We have been weaving gamps for a long time, and we love to answer to the question “What is a gamp?”. A color gamp is a cloth that contains a set of color stripes in the warp that are crossed by the same set of color stripes in the weft. The resulting fabric will show […]

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