Category: Weave and sew

Post #3161: More practice on the big loom

As much as I’ve written about my big loom, I’ve only warped it three times. The first time was a blanket experiment with free yarn when I still had the belt brake on the loom. The second time was an attempt at back to…

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Post #3160: Another month, another mailing

Issue number 4 of Comfort for the Apocalypse, my monthly mailing, went out this morning and it featured this woven purse and an essay about connecting to our past and future through craft. Also, a fantastic rhubarb recipe. If you enjoy this blog, I…

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Post #3159: Tie-ups and tackling the big loom

Last week was one of weaving and getting ready for weekend guests. Twenty-three for a sit-down dinner on Friday, and a couple of friends from the city until Sunday. You can see up above what I’ve been working on – it’s a sample of…

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Post #3158: Making samples

(A photo of my latest make – a new shift dress for spring). I’ve always been averse to making samples on the loom. So much work to thread, wind-up and tie on the whole thing without having “something” to show for it at the…

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Post #3157: Loom talk

I started warping my loom for the first time in ages yesterday. Problem is, I decided to use a warping technique I’m not overly familiar with and I made a mistake right out of the gate. Fortunately, my warp chains are salvageable and I’m…

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