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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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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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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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How To Avoid Shaft Envy

There is far more weaving literature written for the floor or table loom weaver than the rigid-heddle weaver. This leaves many rigid-heddle weavers wanting to know if those tempting patterns they see in magazines and books are something they can make on a rigid-heddle loom and if so, how do you make heads or tails …

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