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
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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″.
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.READ MORE
Want to understand more about color and how various colors work together in your woven fabrics? A fabulous place to start is to create a gamp: a valuable and beautiful tool to help you create your future projects. These instructions show you how to weave a 20 color gamp from our own Tubular Spectrum™ Mercerized Cotton Yarns.READ MORE