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Sumptuous Spa Towel Kit

Spa Towels

November 12, 2019

These instructions are for 2 thick and thirsty bath towels (finished size approximately 31” x 64”). Woven with soft 8/2 unmercerized cotton yarn, and a 4 or 8-shaft waffle weave structure, these towels have a delicious softness.  Treat yourself or your loved ones to some new towels.

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Kitchen with a Sense of Place Instructions

November 12, 2019

Weave a set of 4 placemats and 4 napkins and a dishtowel with one loom setup!  Weave the napkins and towels in plain weave, twill, or block weaves and then resley your loom for the rep weave placemats.  We got our inspiration for the rep mats from Joanne Tallarovic’s wonderful book: Rep Weave and Beyond. Interweave Press, 2004

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27 Color Gamp Kit

27 Color Gamp Instructions

November 12, 2019

A combination of color and value gamps all in a single project!  Talk about brilliant!  We hope these instructions inspires you to weave yourself into a spectral nirvana!

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Bump Scarf Instructions

November 7, 2019

Combining merino wool and mercerized cotton yarns in both warp and weft and utilizing the unique shrinking and felting properties of each yarn will produce a fabric that has a bumpy 3-dimensional texture.

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Tubular Spectrum Towel Instructions

November 7, 2019

Instructions to make 4 beautiful and functional dishtowels.  Finished towels are approximately 17” x 28”.  The towels are threaded in a 4-harness rosepath threading, and can be woven in rosepath, twill or plain weave with a white solid weft for striped towels or with the Tubular Spectrum™ colors woven approximately as drawn in for beautiful plaid towels.

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Tubular Spectrum Comes to Dinner Instructions

November 7, 2019

A collection of 8 napkins, woven in 20 colors

Not only do you get to see how the 20 Tubular Spectrum colors interact with each other in a color gamp, but you also get to see how very different the colors look with a multitude of woven structures.  You warp your loom once, and then by changing the treadling, you can have 8 radically different, yet related napkins.

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Seychelle Scarf Kit

Seychelles Scarf Instructions

November 6, 2019

Dreams of warm sand beaches and cool lagoons will fill your head as you weave and wear these lightweight, naturally colored scarves. These scarves are soft and subtly colored and with just the right amount of drape.  Two colors of our own American Maid™ Naturally Colored Cotton and natural white yarn are perfect to make a sophisticated scarf.

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Ashford Book of Rigid Heddle Weaving by Rowena Hart

October 30, 2019

This delightful book by Rowena Hart is a great guide for brand new and experienced rigid heddle weavers alike.  New weavers will be amazed at how quick and easy it is to create using a rigid heddle loom, and experienced weavers will enjoy finding new directions.  Instructions are given specifically for Ashford Knitters loom and SampleIt looms, but will work with any rigid heddle loom.

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Spinning with the Takli DVD

September 25, 2019

Learn to spin cotton on a Takli by taking a 90 minute workshop with Joan Ruane. This DVD is the perfect way to learn to spin cotton using a support spindle.

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Cotton Spinning Made Easy DVD

September 25, 2019

Cotton spinning is easy when you learn a few simple tricks to adjusting your wheel and understanding your cotton fiber.  This DVD made by Joan Ruane is the perfect way to learn to spin cotton.

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Handmaidens Towel Instructions

September 20, 2019

These 4 towels are soft and absorbent!  Just what the Handmaiden ordered.  Three shades of our own American Maid™ Naturally Colored Cotton combine in an 8-harness weave with 2 twill-blocks to make a sophisticated towel that is fun and easy to weave.  The Dark Brown and Light Brown yarns will darken overtime instead of the usual fading. How wonderful is that? These yarns are beautiful together and we hope these lovely towels are as fun to weave as they are to use.

To view more pictures, or to purchase the kit, click HERE!

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Spinning Videos by Joan Ruane

September 20, 2019

Joan Ruane is an amazing teacher, and she can teach you how easy it is to spin cotton. Really. She travels around the country teaching how easy and fun it is to spin this wonderful fiber. These DVDs are available for spinners to learn at home just how easy it is to spin cotton. Great for Guild Libraries too! […]

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