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Love of Weaving

Photo by Pixabay/NowajaAfter years of sewing clothes, I decided to take up weaving, because I wanted to learn how warp and weft came together to make cloth. So, I took a weaving class, joined the local weavers guild, bought one loom, and then bought another. I became a weaver.Setting up a ...

Craft a Homemade Loom and Coasters

I've always appreciated the process of creating things with my own hands. A few years ago, I discovered the world of weaving. I was intrigued by the beauty of it, and almost immediately, I wanted to learn. I started teaching myself by reading tutorials in old magazines and vintage books.Over ...

Knit A Handmade Cable Cowl and Wristers

Knit A Handmade Cable Cowl and Wristers Convert any shirt into a turtleneck with this cozy cowl. The stylish wristers make it easy to keep your fingers and wrists warm. Coordinate with style!What’s Needed:Knitting Loom: 8 Zippy Looms + 4 Zippy Corners, 36 pegs totalYarn: Approx 180 yds (165m) ...

Knit A Handmade Rain Dance Shawl

Knit A Handmade Rain Dance ShawlApproz size: 27 x75’ (69 x 191cm) Gauge: 8 sts x 10 rows + 4” (10cm)The open stitching on the bottom of this piece allows whatever color you’re wearing underneath to complement the beautiful colors of the yarn. Pick an eye-catching toggle or button to use ...

The Weaver and the Loom

As I was tidying up the place the other day, I picked up a pair of placemats and my thoughts went back to the weaver of this special gift.When I was a child I came to know one of my Granny's dearest friends. Though 10 years separated them in age (Granny was older), they became fast friends as ...

From the Fleece to the Loom

This morning as I was giving Everest, our ram, some water, I noticed huge chunks of his wool in the floor of his shed. It reminded me that this is shearing time for owners of wool sheep.For about 15 years we had Suffolk sheep. I loved them dearly. They were friendly, funny, and beautiful. ...

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