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Weaving from the Heart

January 29, 2021

Hearts are a wonderful, universal symbol.  They have special significance in our lives as the heart shape is a representation of love and romance.  There are few symbols in our world that have as much universal appeal as the heart. As we zoom toward Valentines day, we were drawn to create a heart using 3/8 […]

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Weave a Shawlette in a Weekend

November 10, 2020

It got cold here in Idaho this past week, and we turned once again to our rigid heddle looms and the 3/8 GreenLine wool yarn.  GreenLine wool is a 100% organic wool yarn dyed with GOTS certified dyes.  The 3/8 size makes for a quick weekend project, and it was just what we needed. Last […]

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Wool Yarn Counts Simplified

September 10, 2020

Yarn counts are fundamental to understanding the size of your yarn, but the numbers can be confusing. What does 3/8 or 4/14 or 4/6 mean?  There are different systems for cotton, wool and bast fibers. Here is some information from our friends at JaggerSpun about wool yarn sizing. JaggerSpun uses the Worsted/Bradford count system.  In this […]

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What is the Difference Between Worsted and Woolen Spun Yarns?

August 14, 2020

As we start to think about Fall, we are gazing at our lovely wool yarn selection from Jagger Spun.   We received this information from our friends at Jagger Spun, and we wanted to share! What’s the difference between worsted and woolen spun yarns? It’s all in the preparation of the fiber. All Jagger Spun yarns […]

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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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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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