Geeking Out: Joins

Starting or adding in new yarn can be done in so many ways. Here are three ways that I start and end a yarn and how I choose which one to use. I’m going to talk about sheds a lot, so if you want a refresher on them, click here. Tail Tuck The tail tuck […]

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In my haste to cross things off my list, I started a new page as a blog post and the auto sender sent it to my blog subscriber list. Rushing to get things done, never pays. Sorry for the error and thanks for being a blog subscriber. I’ll have better content next time!   Liz

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Geeking Out: Doing a Loom Waste Audit

Most weaving patterns tell you how much loom waste they allow in the warp length within the project specs. In general, I allow 18”– 22” for the direct method, which requires that you tie onto the front apron rod and 22”– 26” for the indirect, which requires that you tie onto the apron rod in […]

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Wear Your Weaving, No Scissors Required

This summer, I’ve been experimenting with doubleweave as a way to create garment shapes and play around with colorwork. It is a little side journey after the launch of the Colorwork class at the Yarnworker School. I love how one project always gives you an idea for the next. As I was working out different […]

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Reading a Pick-Up Pattern

We are in the midst of the Spring 2018 Yarnworker Weave-Along, weaving the Linen Facecloths from Handwoven Home. This project provides all sorts of interesting challenges for new and experienced weavers alike by weaving windowpane with linen, using multiple colors in warp and weft. The thing I love best about the weave-along process is that I […]

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Geeking out on Sett Charts

Yarn selection and sett are at the heart of what makes woven cloth great. When pondering the question of sett, fabric design, and yarn substitution, an underused resource by rigid-heddle weavers is a sett chart. A sett chart is a list of yarns described in generic terms, their yardage, and a range of suggested setts. […]

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Meet the Sett Checker

To get the cloth you want, the secret is in the sett. To guesstimate sett, the spacing of the yarn in the rigid-heddle reed, conventional wisdom has the weaver wrapping yarn around a ruler for an inch, allowing the yarns to sit next to each other, not invade each other’s space, and be in a […]

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