Buying Yarn Online

I recently wrote a blog post with tips for buying weaving yarn at a big box store. I thought I’d follow it up with a few tips for buying yarn online.  First, I’ll repeat that if you are lucky enough to be near a yarn shop, there is nothing like seeing and feeling the yarn […]

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Geeking Out: Sheds

As I was editing the footage for the Yarnworker School’s next class on colorwork, it occurred to me that in weaving, there are many different kinds of sheds. A shed is the opening created when you lift or lower the heddle, creating a space to place the weft. The term is a variant of an […]

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Buying Yarn from a Big Box Store

There is nothing like browsing through shelves of yarn at shop that speaks weaving, and in particular, rigid-heddle weaving. I live in a small town and the only local yarn available is at Walmart, the local Alpaca farm, and the occasional yarn swap at my local guild. I’m about an hour and a half drive […]

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Quick, Quick, Slow: Weaves for All Seasons

My husband and I are taking two-step lessons. For months we have been circling the dance floor repeating, “one, two, off-step” in our heads. This is how I like to go about my weaving, a few quick projects and then one that throws me out of my comfort zone. Many of the weave-along projects involve […]

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School Days

Just before the start of the Fall semester at New Mexico Tech, the administration decided to change things up which resulted in merging my Weaving 101 and 201 classes. This mixing of levels is both synergistic and chaotic. Imagine a class happening in the middle of a lab. While the beginners are inspired by the […]

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Geeking Out: Beams

My mission is to pass on know-how that brings ease to your weaving life. I tend to focus a lot on the weaver and less on the loom, however, loom mechanics can play a role in getting the results you want. Lately, I have been fielding a few questions about front and back beams and what […]

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Swatch and Learn

I released my first self-published book, A Weaver’s Guide to Swatching, back in January. Some of you know the back story: The previous year I had reached out to Angela at Purl & Loop to see if she could devise a tool that would help me swatch while working on Handwoven Home. To date, there were […]

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What Progress Looks Like

I love a good challenge, but I’m also not so fond of change. An oxymoron, I know. As weavers, this dual nature is built right into our history. I often note that while computer technology was built on loom technology, Luddites were also weavers. I sympathize with both camps. Since I learn best by doing, […]

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There Is No Place Like A Handwoven Home

With Handwoven Home, I set out to write a book chock full of project ideas and know-how as it relates to weaving cloth that lasts for your home. It is a follow-up to my first book Weaving Made Easy, where I assume you are new to weaving. In this book, I assume you have some experience and offer […]

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