For the first time, I shipped my sample projects for a teaching gig instead of hand-carrying them. Everything arrived safely and I had a grand time teaching new weavers to weave. The host and I carefully packed everything up and shipped it back.
When the box arrived, all seemed well enough, although the box seemed a little light. As I unpacked it, I noticed a few things missing, and then I saw the bottom of the box. It had been crushed and re-taped—about half the projects were missing! Apparently, there had been a train derailment (I’m told no one was hurt), and during the ensuing chaos, a bunch of my projects decided to make their escape.
I imagined them jumping from the train to pursue their dreams—the Brook’s Bouquet shawl hitched a ride with the nearest limo; the Simply Striped Rug flew off to find adventure; and the doubleweave throw is having a nice picnic somewhere with the color-and-weave towels.
After a deep sigh and a few adult beverages. I’m made a list of the projects that I need to reweave. I’m starting with the doubleweave throw from Double Your Fun and I invite you to weave-along with me.
Are you ready to weave your first (or third, fourth, fifth) doubleweave throw? Join me and the gals at Cotton Clouds for a weave-along. If this is your first time tackling two heddles, enjoy the camaraderie and support of fellow weavers. If you have already jumped into the two-heddle waters, join in and share your experience.
How It Works
All rigid heddle weavers are invited to join us and weave a doubleweave throw during the month of September.
If you are brand new to this technique, grab a copy of my new video, Double Your Fun that includes a copy of a small doubleweave throw.
Cotton Clouds is offering kits in multiple colorways for the throw pattern supplied in the video. The first 15 kits purchased will come packaged in a Yarnworker project bag. Receive 10% off the kit if you order before August 15!
You do not have to use the pattern from the video, nor weave with any particular yarn. The only requirement to the weave-along is that you weave a doubleweave throw and you are ready to laugh.
If you would like to participate, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, Double My Fun. I will invite you to a special Facebook group for weave-along participants. The group will open August 25. We will also host a chat thread in the Yarnworker Ravelry group for folks who want to hang out there.
Phase 1: September 1 – 8: Get Warped!
Phase 2: September 9 – 22: Weave!
Phase 3: September 23 – 29: Finish Strong!
Phase 4: September 30: Show Off Your Finished Throw!
I will check in daily to cheer you on and answer questions.
Share your progress on your favorite social media sites using the hashtag #doubleweavefun.
During each phase, we will offer a drawing prize to one lucky participant in the Facebook group and in the Yarnworker Ravelry chat thread. At 7pm MDT on September 30, we will search Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for the weave-along hashtag and offer a few bonus drawing prizes for those who post their finished throw using the hashtag #doubleweavefun.
About Your Hosts
Liz Gipson (that’s me) is a passionate rigid heddle weaver and lover of yarn. The author of the newly revised and updated, Weaving Made Easy, she helps weavers find ease in their weaving lives.
Cotton Clouds is run by weavers for weavers. Irene and Jodi are passionate about providing weavers, spinners, knitters, and crocheters high-quality cotton and other cellulose yarns. Cotton Clouds specializes in kits that offer you just the right amount of yarn, and then some, to weave dozens of rigid heddle projects. Their goal is to make your weaving life better.
Let’s make some happy heddles!