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Sweet Alpaca Shawl

Last night, I finished my first big shawl on my rigid heddle loom. Previously, I had made scarves. I had never warped the full-length of the loom. I think I was feeling particularly inspired to finish weaving it after going … Continue reading

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Spring Starts

It really is a season for planning and starting new things. Even though I’m not technically on the academic calendar anymore because I don’t have classes, it still governs life at a university, and I think it’s a natural rhythm … Continue reading

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Back on a weaving streak

I’ve been back on a weaving streak lately. I really love the size of the rigid heddle loom for that – if I had something larger, that would not fold away nicely, I feel guilty as weaving waxed and waned. … Continue reading

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A semi-wild-and-crazy scarf

I recently made my third scarf on my 20inch Knitter’s Loom. While I thought I’d be eager to branch out from just plain weave (and worried that the rigid heddle would therefore bore me quickly), I actually find that there … Continue reading

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Playing around with clasped weft

Last month’s Rigid Heddle Weaving Group at In Sheep’s Clothing was all about clasped weft weaving. It was really straightforward, but I’m glad I watched someone do it (and tried it immediately afterward). It’s essentially a technique for putting more … Continue reading

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Two scarves in two weeks?!?

Honestly, this weaving business is so much fun that it feels like cheating. I like scarves. I really do. I just don’t have that many because I *hate* to knit them. So boring. Going on and on and on and … Continue reading

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Week One with the Loom

It’s been a week since I bought my Ashford Knitter’s loom, and I’m enjoying it tremendously. It was a very busy week, so I didn’t have quite as much fibery time as one would expect with both my roommates out … Continue reading

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