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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Coffeehouse Satchel

I love the sleek and timeless look of a good messenger bag style satchel. They seem to have an air of sophistication and sturdiness—the kind of bag you buy and use for decades. What’s better than a messenger bag? A handwoven messenger bag, like the Coffeehouse Satchel by Cei Lambert in Easy Weaving with Little […]

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Market Vegetables

I love pin-loom weaving for the same reason I love cooking. You take fairly simple ingredients, in this case little squares of fabric, and combine them to make something wonderful. All it takes is a little know how and from flat squares you suddenly have three-dimensional plushies. Right now I’m obsessed with Deborah Bagley’s Market […]

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Flowers in Spring Placemats

One of the many joys of rigid-heddle weaving is how much easier it is to do fun hand-manipulated techniques such as pick-up. Pick-up lets you create beautiful patterns and textures in you weaving. All you need is a pick-up stick or two to create wonderful weaving like Tammy Bast’s Flowers in Spring Placemats. These springy […]

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Lovely Lace Market Bag

I love going to the farmers’ market. I’m lucky to live in a place where we have a large, year-round market where I can buy fresh produce, honey, sourdough bread, and the best red chile burritos in town. It’s more than just shopping, it’s an outing and so I always like to bring my prettiest […]

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Which Way Market Bag

When I was a kid, I loved it when my mom bought us tri-colored sherbet. You know the kind—a big tub of bright raspberry, neon lime, and summery orange sherbet all nestled together. To this day, I think sherbet tastes like summer, and when I want to weave something that screams sunshine, I turn to […]

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Take Two Tote Bag

Whenever I go shopping I do my best to remember my reusable bags. Even with my good intentions, I sometimes forget and have a growing pile of plastic bags sitting in my pantry. What’s an environmentally conscious girl to do with all that plastic? Weave it, of course! Plastic bag yarn, more commonly known as […]

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A Tisket A Tasket Basketweave Cowl

When I first started pin-loom weaving, I was amazed at how many different ways you can take the squares beyond the basics of simple plain weave. For example, there are hand-manipulation techniques you can use to create texture and pattern in your pin-loom weaving. For example, in her A-Tisket, A-Tasket Basketweave Cowl from Easy Weaving […]

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Two Sweet Blue Towels

When planning the 2018 issue of Easy Weaving with Little Looms, I wanted projects that taught basic rigid-heddle loom design techniques. Projects are the perfect hands-on way to learn something like pick-up, and when you’re done, you get something lovely you can use. Jenny Sennott’s project Two Sweet Blue Towels are the perfect project for […]

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