A Project on the Loom is Worth 2 in Your Head

Raise your shuttle if you’re addicted to planning weaving projects. Keep it up if this sometimes keeps you from actually getting a project on the loom because you’re too busy dreaming up the next big thing. Don’t worry, my shuttle is in the air with you. I am guilty of always planning the next project […]

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The Goods department of the January/February 2018 issue of Handwoven has great weaving tools, yarns, and accessories to help you with that new year’s resolution of “weaving more”! Ashford’s Katie Table Loom Weave anywhere—on up to eight shafts—with Ashford’s ultracompact Katie table loom. This sweet little loom weighs just under 15 pounds and folds up […]

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Learning to Weave: Five Videos You Need

I have a friend who teaches art a local elementary school. It’s a smaller school that encourages art and exploration as you are learning to weave, so it should come as little surprise that some kind soul gifted her with a full-sized loom. She posted a photo on social media asking if anyone could help […]

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Six Gifts for Weavers

We would like to wish all weavers, would-be-weavers, and friends of weavers the happiest of holidays—whether you celebrate one, none, or all of the winter holidays. From Hanukkah to Solstice to Christmas and even Pan American Aviation Day (December 17 if you must know) we hope your holidays are filled with joy and happiness and […]

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2018: The Year of Purple Weaving

As you may know, Pantone recently announced Ultra Violet as their color of the year for 2018. This is the first purely purple hue awarded the coveted title since Pantone began naming colors of the year in 2000 and frankly, I’m surprised it took them so long to recognize a purple. (Some of you might […]

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We’re in the thick of the holiday season, which means if your family is anything like mine, you might be getting phone calls or texts where you are casually (or not so casually) interrogated as to what presents you would like for Christmas. Folks often want to get me something weaving-related for obvious reasons, but […]

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Stressing? Weave Your Stress Away!

Are the holidays stressing you out? Presents to buy, small talk to make, crowded stores, and well-meaning relatives demanding that you make some complicated recipe for the annual family get together because “it’s tradition”—it’s a lot to handle. And of course, the cat will not stay away from the tinsel. What is a person to […]

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Surround Yourself with History

Long before I studied history or worked in a museum, I loved not only history but also “old things.” My parents would take my brother and me to flea markets, yard sales, thrift shops and country auctions in search of treasures. Sometimes we’d keep these prizes, other times my dad—who auctioneered on the weekends—would sell […]

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