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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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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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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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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants, But Some Giants are Crumbling to Dust

September 27th 2011

Weaving is an ancient craft practiced for thousands of years.  As time passed, knowledge and techniques were passed down from one weaver to another. Sometimes techniques were kept hidden from competition but more often weavers would share their knowledge. For a very long time weaving skills were transmitted by hand and mouth — it’s only been […]

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