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Basket Weave 4 Towels on 4-shaft Loom Instructions

November 30, 2020

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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Farmhouse Chic Washcloth Instructions

November 9, 2020

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.

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Farmhouse Chic Towels Instructions

November 7, 2020

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.

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Sizzling Hot Pads Instructions

November 7, 2020

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.

Choose your favorite colorway below:

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Wonderful Woolly Shawlette Instructions – GreenLine Yarn

November 6, 2020

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.

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Wonderful Woolly Shawlette Instructions – Kokadjo Yarn

November 6, 2020

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.

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Summer Rosepath Napkin Instructions

May 22, 2020

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.

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Full Spectrum Instructions

March 19, 2020

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.

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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 Towel Instructions

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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