Archive for the 'weaving' Category

Itty Bitty Inkle

For holidays, my mom sent me an Ashford Inklette loom. It comes flat in a box and you have to do some very basic assembling. Sand the edges to smooth everything out and utilize some wood glue and a rubber mallet to insert the pegs into their holes, then screw the base in. Nothing major. […]

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2012 Craft Review

2012, the year I started weaving. I started the year with a couple of weavette looms I got back in 2008. They’re still in a box, but now I have three additional looms — a new 19″ Glimakra Emilia rigid heddle loom I got in April, a used 25″ Rasmussen 4 shaft table loom I […]

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Rusty and Shiny

Before I bought the used loom, I verified that it wasn’t too rusty as far as the reed and heddles are concerned. Well, the reed was in passable condition, but once I started to clean the loom, I discovered the heddles really were not. rusty heddles I tried the method of cleaning them off with […]

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Cleaning the Loom

I mentioned last month that I bought a used loom from someone on Craigslist. Although I wanted to immediately warp it and weave something, I instead was convinced by people in the Warped Weavers group on Ravelry to clean it up first. I’m glad I was convinced to do that because in the process I […]

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Speedy Tea Towels

There’s a rigid heddle weaving class on Craftsy that I find very helpful. I watch bits and pieces of it periodically and pick up new tips and tricks that I slowly add to my process. One of the two projects in the class is for tea towels made in Sugar’n Cream cotton or some other […]

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Mistake Made

My second project on the rigid heddle, I pulled out some Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift from the stash and thought I would try my hand at a simple houndstooth / pinwheel houndstooth in two shades of purple. Except I mistakenly warped alternating 4 of each color instead of 2 of each color. So I wove a […]

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First Weaving FO (or a new hobby begins)

In April, I got a rigid heddle loom. I pulled some Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock out of the stash and decided to weave it up, using one 50g hank for the warp and the other for the weft. It wove up quickly and I loved the process — even the warping! done It was fascinating […]

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New To Me

new to me loom I love to learn new things. I got a rigid heddle loom for my birthday back in April (second project) and while I have been enjoying weaving on it, I’m bumping up against some of the limitations of it already. I’ve been eyeing some patterns that I’d like to try out […]

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Guess It’ll Be Plaid

plaid This was supposed to be pinwheel/houndstooth, but I accidentally warped it 4×4 instead of 2×2. So. It’s plaid instead!

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