Weaving Blog: Techniques, Projects, & More

I’ve taught a fair amount of beginning weaving on rigid-heddle and floor looms, and I’ve noticed that many beginners are self-critical about their selvedges and beat. As many times as I try to tell them that they are learning a new skill, and the reason my beat and selvedges are better than theirs is because […]

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LYS Day the Interweave Yarn Fest Way!

Though it might be a joy to spend all day driving around between all your favorite yarn shops, it was truly a delight to have a special selection of yarn shops, both local to us and otherwise, in one place for Interweave Yarn Fest. During these fiber-filled four days, crafters shop the marketplace, take classes, […]

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LYS Day: Love Your Local Yarn Store

This is a very special spring, as we are about to experience the “official” first LYS Day, sponsored by our companions in craft, the good folks at The National Needlearts Association (TNNA). In the spirit of celebrating, we are shouting out the LYS family within Interweave’s reach here in Northern Colorado. From Laramie, Wyoming to Denver, […]

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Pretty in Pink Handspun Scarf

Handspinner and knitter Sally Papin often finds herself with balls of leftovers. This little painterly scarf was inspired by a piece of vintage fabric she saw online. For freestyle weaving, Sally uses handspun yarns that have not been superwash treated so that the yarns will full together in finishing. The scarf is long enough to […]

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Glamp Shawl

Gamp isn’t a word you hear too often so it may need explaining: A gamp is a woven study of color interaction and/or weave structure. For this Glamp color-and-weave Shawl, Deb Essen played with two sections of warp stripe patterns using two colors and then used the same two colors in her weft in seven […]

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Braided In Eternity Bracelets

Inkle looms are wonderful and fun. With an inkle loom, you can weave colorful and complex bands with minimal equipment. Inkle bands are strong and beautiful, and have a wide variety of uses—you can even use them to make gorgeous bracelets like the ones woven by Jennifer B. Williams in Easy Weaving with Little Looms […]

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Tiny Bubbles Shawl

Bring a little Gatsby-esque glamour with a show-stopping handwoven shawl. The hand-manipulated metallic lace “bubbles” in this luxurious wrap were inspired by bubbles rising in a glass of champagne. Combining modified Brooks bouquet and Danish medallion techniques creates art-deco inspired panels of delicate lace. The hand-manipulated techniques form mirrored arcs at either end of the […]

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Elegant Evening Bag

Love to go out on the town but hate to take your big everyday purse to the theater or a nice restaurant? You need the Elegant Evening Bag from Easy Weaving with Little Looms 2018! This super-stylish but simple bag is big enough to hold all your necessities (phone, ID and credit card, lipstick) but […]

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