How to Weave on a Stick with Branch Weaving

Even the most inexperienced weaver (me) can learn branch weaving! The resources to do so are inexpensive and found almost anywhere. All you need to dive into branch weaving is a Y-shaped stick, yarn, and possibly a fork or darning needle. The fork and needle aren’t necessary but could make the process a bit easier. […]

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OK Fiber Fest!

Every spring, fiber enthusiasts meet at the fairgrounds in Okanogan, Washington for the OK Fiber Fest! This family-friendly event has an impressive list of vendors, farmers, and a great list of classes taught by local industry professionals. Learn about the journey of yarn from the farm to your needles, starting with live sheep shearing demons. […]

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Rigid-Heddle Looms for Everyone!

Sometimes experienced handweavers think of rigid-heddle looms as just beginner looms. When you get a multishaft loom, do you ever look back? Maybe you should! No less a weaver than Susan E. Horton—editor of Handwoven and devoted dobby-loom user—designed handwoven towels and napkins for Easy Weaving with Little Looms 2017 that any experienced weaver would […]

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Easy Weaving on Little Looms 2016

When the stress of the day is too much for me, I reach for yarn and loom. The passing of the weft and slow advancement of the warp are a form of meditation, a calming action that releases the pent-up tension of life. More and more studies show that practicing a craft is good for […]

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KEEP FABRIC FLAT Keep your handwoven cloth smooth and sleek with Soak’s Flatter Spray. Made from renewable plant-derived ingredients and completely starch-free, the Flatter Spray relaxes wrinkles and refreshes fabrics. The mild formula is easy on sensitive skin and leaves no residue after air-drying or ironing. Flatter Spray is available in four scents as well […]

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LYLYS: Longmont Yarn Shoppe

If you walk into the Longmont Yarn Shoppe from the Main Street-facing entrance, you must first walk through an Egyptian imports store. It’s quite a charming preface to the beautiful and thoughtful yarn shop space. The actual front door is on the alley-facing side of the building. Longmont Yarn Shoppe will be five years old in […]

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Weaving a Rainbow of Fiber Freaks!

A few short weeks ago, I had the pleasure of serving as one of the hosts for Interweave Yarn Fest, an educational weekend of weaving, spinning, knitting, and crochet here in Northern Colorado. What I LOVE about this annual event is that it brings me into direct contact with different fiber artists than I usually […]

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