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Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom: Discover the Full Potential of the Rigid-Heddle Loom, for Beginners and Beyond

November 13, 2019

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.

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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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LOONatic Mug Rug Instructions

November 8, 2019

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.

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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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Sett Fiesta Instructions

November 7, 2019

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.

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American Maid Yarn, 8 oz cone

Poetic Placemats Instructions

November 7, 2019

If you follow these instructions, you will end up with 4 beautiful placemats that all have a different look.  You will learn to do 4 types of finger manipulated edging techniques to create 4 beautiful placemats.  Mix and match or choose your favorites.  Think of them as samplers you can use.

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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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Lee Surrender Pillowtop Instructions

November 7, 2019

Weave 4 spectacular pillow covers! The finished size of the pillow covers is about 18” x 17”.  Lee’s Surrender is an overshot pattern that uses 4 harnesses.  The pattern listed below comes from Marguerite Porter Davison’s book A Handweaver’s Pattern Book on page 184.

Weaving overshot is fun…you will weave with two shuttles.  One shuttle carries the pattern yarn, and the other shuttle carries the tabby or tie down yarn.

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Lee Surrender Placemat Instructions

November 6, 2019

This overshot pattern is stunning! The finished size of these placemats are approximately 13.5” x 18.5”.  Lee’s Surrender is an overshot pattern that uses 4 harnesses.  The pattern listed comes from Marguerite Porter Davison’s book A Handweaver’s Pattern Book on page 184.

Weaving overshot is fun…you will weave with two shuttles.  One shuttle carries the pattern yarn, and the other shuttle carries the tabby or tie down yarn.

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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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Masters Towels Instructions

November 6, 2019

Taking our inspiration from our favorite artists (Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Pierre-August Renoir and Ansel Adams) we designed this fun project for 4 generous, towels with 3 colors of Tubular Spectrum ™ yarn.  And you can choose your favorite colorway. 

Woven in 2 blocks of broken twill to create a visually complex towel that is fun and easy to weave.   Finished towels are approximately 16″ x 28″.

 

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The Weaver’s Idea Book: Creative Cloth on a Rigid Heddle Loom

October 29, 2019

New and experienced weavers alike are always on the lookout for new weave-structure patterns. The Weaver’s Idea Book by Jane Patrick presents a wide variety of patterns for the simple rigid-heddle loom, accompanied by harness drafts for multishaft looms. The techniques include leno, Brooks bouquet, soumak, and embroidery on fabric. Each chapter contains weaving patterns along with swatches illustrating the techniques, accompanied by step-by-step photography. Spiral bound and hard cover.

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Weaving for Beginners- An Illustrated Guide by Peggy Osterkamp 2nd Edition

September 20, 2019

Weaving for Beginners, An Illustrated Guide Second Edition is the “Go-to” guide for beginning weavers!

If you’re a beginning weaver, this step by step guide is a must have!

Hardcover and SIGNED by author Peggy Osterkamp

 

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Lee Surrender Placemat WIF file

September 20, 2019

Want to weave the Lee Surrender Placemats, and don’t have the time to enter the weaving information your weaving software?  We have done the hard work for you.  Download the full instructions for making the placemats and the full color WIF file, and you can head straight to the loom to start weaving.  Make sure you save a copy of the WIF file and then you can modify it to your heart’s content.

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Lee Surrender Pillowtop WIF file

September 20, 2019

Want to weave the Lee Surrender Pillowtops,and don’t have the time to enter the weaving information your weaving software?  We have done the hard work for you.  Download the instructions for making the pillowtop, and he full color WIF file will be emailed to you, and you can head straight to the loom to start weaving.  Make sure you save a copy of the file and then you can modify it to your heart’s content.

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