Summer School at the Guild

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On Sunday, I taught a class on creating the Windowpane pattern with a rigid heddle loom, as part of the Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria’s annual Summer School program.   Ten delighted weavers learned to warp their looms, and began creating their own windowpane scarves. I’m enjoying seeing pictures of the finished scarves as students complete them in their own time. It’s a versatile pattern, and is it easier than it looks to learn it! Most students had their … Read More

Case Study: Creating a 60th Birthday Gift

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I was delighted to be asked by a friend to create something special for her father’s upcoming 60th birthday. My customer knew she’d like to give her father a custom handwoven scarf, and she knew he liked his scarves to be a little shorter and thinner than my more standard dimensions. And, she knew her father┬áliked soft and luxurious fibres. But she wasn’t sure what the scarf should look like. This is definitely not unusual! In fact, it’s vary rare … Read More

One of *those* projects on the loom…

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It’s one of those projects. They happen now and again. I want to use a particular weft yarn, and I play with combinations to use for a warp yarn until I find one I think will work. So far, so good. And the yarn I picked, Mayhem and Chaos Rockstar in Inky Love, is just magical on the loom. It’s got 2% silver in it, and it sparkles like no yarn I’ve ever seen. Hard to capture on camera, but … Read More

Making a Down Shed on a Schacht Flip Rigid Heddle Loom

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A question that comes up every so often for new owners of Schacht’s Flip rigid heddle loom is how to make a down shed. It seems to depend on which version of the Flip booklet your loom came with, but it’s not always obvious how to get that shed, and few things are more frustrating when you just want to get on and weave! Note: I use “heddle” and “reed” interchangeably here. I’ve tried to take some good photos of … Read More