Gamps are a brilliant way to explore color interactions. They will help you predict future color interactions and take the guess work out of project planning. This set of instructions will guide you through weaving three-four 10 color gamps. The instructions are for our Bright Tubular Spectrum yarns. You can substitute any 10 colors of Mercerized cotton yarn that you would like when weaving the gamps.
Available in 20/2, 10/2, 5/2, and 3/2 yarns. Also available in 3/2 for Rigid Heddle looms.
If you would like the yarn already in a kit, please click here.READ MORE
Step into the colors of the Seasons! By weaving on a natural white warp made from our American Maid™ unmercerized Cotton yarns, you can create 4 distinctly different colored towels. The weft yarn is 8/2 unmercerized cotton yarn from Maurice Brassard. The instructions include 4 different treadlings using the same draft, so no need to rethread to create entirely different towels. These towels will bring a riot of color to your kitchen or bath! 4 and 8-shaft instructions. 4 different 8-shaft treadlings, 1 4-shaft treadling.
Designed by Master Weaver Mary Berent.READ MORE
Want 4 Hand towels that are both functional and beautiful? This is it! 8 colors from around our Tubular Spectrum™ Mercerized cotton plus enough white yarn to make 4 beautiful and functional basket weave (or other twill patterned dishtowels. Finished towels are approximately 12.5” x 27”. We include several treadling variations to make weaving fun!
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4-shaft Waffle weave makes thick and absorbent washcloths. Her granddaughter’s first apartment with its beautiful gray colors inspired Lois to weave these coordinating washcloths. We hope they brighten up your home too!
Woven with 8/2 unmercerized cotton yarn. Designed by Lois Scarborough.READ MORE
These 3 thick and thirsty waffle weave towels are a wonderful kitchen or bath coordinate. Her granddaughter’s first apartment with its beautiful gray interior design inspired Lois to weave these towels to celebrate putting down roots in a new community. Included are her guidelines to help make your weaving a success. Woven with 8/2 unmercerized cotton yarn. Designed by Lois Scarborough.READ MORE
Here are the instructions to make four sizzling hot pads using 3/2 mercerized cotton yarn. The instructions show you how to make a set of four hot pads or trivets that simply glows with color. Warm up your kitchen with some sizzle! All on a 4-shaft loom! Designed by Master Weaver Deanna Deeds.
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Here are the instructions to make Warm and Woolly Shawlettes using GreenLine wool yarn. The instructions show you how to weave these charming Shawlettes to keep the chill off and to brighten up your day. They have a buttonhole that you create while you are weaving the shawlette. You can choose the pattern for 1 shawlette woven on a rigid heddle loom, or two shawlettes woven on either a rigid heddle or shaft loom. You can weave these cozy neck warmers on your Loom in a weekend.
Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level is Beginner (One fish). This project is designed for use on either rigid heddle loom or shaft looms.READ MORE
Here are the instructions to make two Warm and Woolly Shawlettes using Kokadjo yarn. The instructions show you how to weave 2 charming Shawlettes to keep the chill off and to brighten up your day. They have a buttonhole that you create while you are weaving the shawlette. The pattern uses two 100g skeins of Kokadjo wool and silk yarn. You can easily weave these cozy neck warmers on your Rigid Heddle Loom in a weekend.
Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level is Beginner (One fish). This project is designed for use on rigid heddle looms. If you want to make them on a shaft loom, you will need to make the warp longer and it will take a little more than the 2 skeins.READ MORE
Weave 13 stipes into 4 Patriotic Napkins as we tip our hats (or should we say our summer bonnets…) to the original 13 colonies for Independence Day. Reduce your carbon footprint, show your patriotism, and have fun weaving and using these quick and easy 4-shaft Napkins.READ MORE
Here are the instructions to weave the Full Spectrum Shawl or Runners designed by Jennifer Moore. With these instructions, you can weave two projects in the full 20-color Tubular Spectrum™ with one warp on your 8-shaft loom. The first project is woven in warp-faced twill blocks with a 20-color rotation warp using the 10/2 Tubular Spectrum™ and black weft. Then by changing the tie-up, the second project becomes a two-block doubleweave with a 20-color rotation in both the warp and the wefts. With these instructions you can make the two projects into either shawls or table runners. Choose what fits your lifestyle!
Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level is Intermediate to Advanced (Two fish). You will need an Eight harness loom to weave this project.READ MORE
Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom by Syne Mitchell covers everything rigid-heddle weavers need to know about the craft, from the basics — how to select a loom, set it up, and get started — to a wide variety of fun techniques that yield beautiful results.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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, 2004READ MORE
As a result of the annual challenge by the Southern California Handweaver’s Guild of “Fowl”, the concept of our Loon Mug Rugs was hatched. The stripes are intended to look like the neck stripes on the summer plumage of the common loon. The mug rugs shown are woven with 3/2 mercerized cotton yarn using the 5-shaft satin pattern. When washed, the fabric has very satisfying ridges. The 4-shaft draft will produce a flat mug rug with equally interesting color stripes with the twill stripes. Design created by Michele Belson.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
The Sett Fiesta Runner and Shawl is an exploration of asymmetry and using 10/2 mercerized cotton to achieve very different fabrics on the same warp. You can weave both a beautiful, stable table runner (sett at 30 epi) and a soft, drapable shawl (sett at 20 epi) using the same warp set up and threading. You will need to resley the reed between the runner and shawl.
Designed by Lunatics Katzy Luhring, Michele Belson and Mary Berent. Originally published in Handwoven in the May/June 2014 issue (please see the issue for the full blown instructions). This set of instructions will help you to make one shawl and one runner.READ MORE