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It’s been a while….

June 15th 2013 in Announcements

I’ve been, well, busy. I developed and delivered a workshop for rigid heddle weaving for the Central Ohio Weaver’s Guild. As a part of that I’ve developed a book on rigid heddle weaving — it’s close to completion. A sample of the book can be downloaded and you can sign up for updates. https://leanpub.com/rigid-heddle/ What […]

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I’m in Handwoven Magazine!!!

February 4th 2012

My Joseph Shawl received a picture and mention in the Jan/Feb issue of Handwoven magazine! I was leafing through it and it jumped out at me. Granted, it was in the context of the Weaving Today Galleries, but still… You can see my writeup in their gallery here

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Work in progress: multiple shots in same shed

January 28th 2012

This scarf uses a “new to me” technique – multiple shots in the same shed, using floating selveges to keep the weft from pulling in too much. The design looked, on the computer a little like “hearts” — at least as close as a 2 shaft design could make, that is. And it’s apropos for […]

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Recycled Sari Yarn Makes Sorry Warp

October 29th 2011

I’ve had some recycled sari silk yarn which I dyed back in June.  I hadn’t been too sure what I was going to do with it.  I almost tried putting it on my rigid heddle last weekend; I’m glad I didn’t.  Right before I started warping, I took a real close look at it and […]

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How much does a weaving cost?

October 18th 2011

Welcome to the first in a series of posts on the true cost of a weaving. At this point, there are nine (9) more posts planned, each tackling a separate topic about the true costs behind handwoven goods. Materials Design Preparation — before weaving Weaving Finishing Preparation for Sale Shipping Tools Learning I envision this […]

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Miracle Alpaca and Tencel Finished

October 17th 2011

Here’s what the “boyfriend” scarf looks like. I think it turned out pretty fabulous!  And I have enough yarn left for one more…

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Making the Knitters Jealous

October 16th 2011

Occasionally I’ll go into a yarn shop to show them something I’ve woven with yarns from their shop. It’s fun to see the look on their face when I say “Oh, I knocked this out this morning….”  They’re trying real hard not to grumble. Projects like that make the ones where I spend 15-20 hours […]

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Singles

October 16th 2011

I’ve been weaving with singles recently — single ply yarn that is.  As a result, I’ve learned a few things about weaving with singles: Single Ply yarn is not as elastic as plied yarn If using it for the warp, spread it out a little more than you might otherwise.\ There are less issues with […]

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On the Loom: Alpaca and Tencel

October 11th 2011

It is nice to see yarn companies posting weaving projects; I appreciate that Lion Brand Yarns is doing so.  There are times, however, that I think their names are a bit unfortunate. Take The Boyfriend Scarf, for instance.  It’s a quick and simple 2 shaft project which looks quite nice.  However, the name leaves something […]

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