Plying Lesson: Make Your Fabrics Soar!

August 26, 2022

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 […]

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Starting and Stopping Colors in your Color Gamp–Split Plies

November 3, 2021

When you weave a color gamp, you weave weft stripes.  And each time you start or stop weaving with one color and are ready for a new color, you have to deal with the weft ends.  There are several techniques to do deal with all those weft ends, and one of these techniques is to […]

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Cotton and Silk…Wow! Wrap yourself in luxury!

July 1, 2021

Soft, light, airy and with a beautiful luster.  And enough fabric to be a soft, elegant cowl.  Just what Lunadette needed for a night out on the town! We have been weaving samples for Tien Chiu’s Discover Gradients Weave Along that will be coming up in August 2021, using 10/2 Tubular Spectrum™ Yarn.  After one set of […]

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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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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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Shrinking Your Warp: Part 3

May 22, 2020

As we talked about in the first two parts of this shrinking your warp series, some warps are straight forward: the repeat is regular and not too big, plus the stripes or colors are regular or nonexistent.  Easy-peasy to shrink them down. Some drafts are more complicated, but the same tools are all it takes […]

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LOONatic Mug Rugs

November 8, 2019

Michele, the Traveling Lunatic, is spending much of her time in Southern California and getting to know the weaving communities there.  This blog post and Mug Rug pattern comes from her: I am enjoying being part of the Southern California Handweavers Guild.  The energy and creativity of the members is amazing, and mentors and eager […]

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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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