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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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Weekend Weaving

October 10th 2011

I was off for a few days, so I spent time weaving… I wove a couple of pieces for Halloween — they didn’t turn out as long as I’d thought they should, I think they shrunk some in washing. The design was based on Woven His and Hers Scarves With One Warp. These were on […]

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