Posts Tagged ‘weaving’

Using Fiberworks to create a name draft for a 4-shaft loom

I’ve been having a lot of fun playing around with Fiberworks – coming up with Name Drafts for my 4-shaft loom. Look how easy!!
Watch this on YouTube (full screen). Make sure to CHANGE the Quality of the movie so that it is clearer. You should change it to 720HD.

Handweaving question and I’m quite happy with these towels!

I wove 16 towels using the directions in Handwoven magazine – Nov/Dec 2009 issue. The instructions in the magazine are for 3 variations: ‘huck’ towels, ‘huck lace’ towels and ‘huck boxes’ towels. I had the easiest time weaving both the ‘huck lace’ and the ‘huck boxes’. For some reason I had [...]

I’m taking a fantastic weaving class in Pendleton, SC

If you live anywhere near Pendleton, SC, I recommend a beginning weaving class held at End of the Warp Studio @ Hunter’s Warehouse where I’m currently taking a class. We are working on 4 harness looms. Jacque (our teacher) also teaches inkle weaving and tri-loom weaving.
Last week Jacque taught us about drafts. [...]

The Saori Story — one of my favorite ways to weave!

I would LOVE to have looms to use for this… Hey, I do… My Cricket looms and Flips (assuming the folks are able to hold the shuttles)!!
Hmm… I wonder how I could get started offering FREE classes for mentally and/or physically handicapped kids and adults?? Anyone know???
Here’s what I’m talking about:
In Japan in the late [...]

DRATS!!! HUGE Threading error!!! WAH!

These towels WERE gonna be sooo purty!!
Weaving buddies out there…. can you spot my threading error????
Please humor me and tell me you’ve done something like this!!

Why yes, you can do clasp weft weaving on your double weave bag!

I really wish you could see this bag-to-be in person. I just absolutely love the colors and textures!!
The yarns used are 8/2 pearle cotton, (not sure the color…if I get a chance I’ll look it up), 2 unknown wool yarns (don’t ya hate it when the ball bands go missing?), Lamb’s Pride (Orange [...]

Double Weave Bag is off the Loom!

Here is the latest on the bag. I still have to make the handle and add the closure.
It’s lookin’ pretty GROOVY…. Yes, I’m from THAT era.

Wonder what a Double Weave Bag is?? – Watch A VERY short video

I have been having a bit o’ fun on the new Wolf Pup LT learning to do DOUBLE WEAVE.
In case you’re wondering what the heck double weave is… I’ll show you a glimpse in the following video.
The directions I’m following for the bag are on this website. PRETTY DARN COOL STUFF!!!! [...]

Weaving class at North Woods Farm Fiber and Yarn Shop and Jewelry Making

I had a FANTASTIC weekend!
First I taught a super FUN weaving class at North Woods Farm Fiber and Yarn Shop in Campobello (thanks Teri!) and then I continued to play with creating colorful jewelry.
Here are two of the students (a husband/wife team) busily weaving. Kaity (seen below) had THE. BEST. selvedges [...]

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, A bead-makin’ I will go…..

Jeeze… this is fun!!! I’m making some beads for my woven bags (and for jewelry). Been watching LOTS of YouTube videos on both beadmaking AND wire jewelry making.
Here are some beads in the making….
Here are some coils that are very rough. I think I would like to distress them a bit…