Cotton and Silk…Wow! Wrap yourself in luxury!
Soft, light, airy and with a beautiful luster. And enough fabric to be a soft, elegant cowl. Just what Lunadette needed for a night out on the town! We have been weaving samples for Tien Chiu’s Discover Gradients Weave Along that will be coming up in August 2021, using 10/2 Tubular Spectrum™ Yarn. After one set of […]READ MORE
LOONatic Mug Rugs
Michele, the Traveling Lunatic, is spending much of her time in Southern California and getting to know the weaving communities there. This blog post and Mug Rug pattern comes from her: I am enjoying being part of the Southern California Handweavers Guild. The energy and creativity of the members is amazing, and mentors and eager […]READ MORE
Knitting Yarns vs Weaving Yarns
Which of our yarns can you use for knitting, and how do the yarns compare with the standard knitting terms such as Sport Weight or DK weight? You certainly can knit with weaving yarn, and weave with knitting yarns, but a little knowledge about the yarns and their purpose will help your knitting and weaving […]READ MORE
Arranging to Weave a Color Gamp
How to arrange the colors in a Color Gamp is a question that can lead to many enjoyable hours of planning, thinking and rearranging. In a purely academic way, the way the colors are arranged in a color gamp doesn’t matter at all. The purpose of a color gamp is to see the interactions of […]READ MORE
What is a Color Gamp?
We have been weaving gamps for a long time, and we love to answer to the question “What is a gamp?”. A color gamp is a cloth that contains a set of color stripes in the warp that are crossed by the same set of color stripes in the weft. The resulting fabric will show […]READ MORE
Scarves from 5/2 Mercerized Cotton
As we were working on the gray Chameleon scarves, using 3 strands of 10/2 mercerized cotton yarn, it suddenly occurred to us that we already had the perfect yarn for a gray scale scarf. It was even foolishly apparent: we could use 5/2 yarn from our gray matter kit! Those yarns already have 5 shades of […]READ MORE
Chameleon Scarf Blog Post
How could we weave scarves that change color from the beginning to the end, top to bottom, just like a Chameleon, on a Rigid Heddle Loom and not have to dye the warp to do it? Tubular Spectrum™ mercerized yarns to the rescue! Using a favorite tapestry technique of combining thin yarns to make thicker […]READ MORE