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Turquoise Cowl inspired by project in Kismet book, December 2017

February 4, 2018

Sett sample for Louisa Harding Noema, Block Island Blend and 8/2 Homestyle Cotton bought at Halcyon June 2015 (https://halcyonyarn.com/). I used my 8 sett Purl and Loop Swatchmaker acrylic loom (https://purlandloop.com/) to make a sample to determine the sett for the cowl itself. Warp: Noema 5. Block Island Blend 3. Alternated Noema and BLB 4 […]

Pink/Purple Handspun Rigid Heddle Panel, January 2018

January 31, 2018

  I was scheduled to demo for my guild at a local history museum on Saturday, January 27, 2018. I have demoed there before, and it’s a lovely little museum with very nice employees and volunteers. There’s no guarantee how many people will stop by, so any of us who are demoing bring a project. […]

Maker Faire Report November 2017

November 3, 2017

We had a lot of fun at the Maker Faire! We had a count of 338 weft picks (most done by kids and some adults) on Saturday and 266 on Sunday. This resulted in about 2 yards of 13” wide fabric, after wet finishing. There was only one weft pick that had a long float […]

Short list of spinning and weaving resources for 2017

October 20, 2017

Local ones are for the Central Florida Area.  If you’d like to take a multiday class in Mid-March in central Florida, check out the Florida Tropical Weaver’s Conference (ftwg, on the list). Spinning and Weaving Sources, 2017 1. Drunken Monkey Spinners Ravelry group (https://www.ravelry.com/account/login ). Group meets at the Drunken Monkey coffee shop (http://www.drunkenmonkeycoffee.com/) at […]

Maker Faire 2017 — it’s almost here!

October 20, 2017

We are nearly ready for set-up later today, and the Maker Faire Orlando tomorrow and Sunday.  “Weave your way to the internet of things” involves weaving on Reggie, my Schacht Flip rigid heddle loom, using stick shuttles with RFID sticker tags on one end.  The Adafruit reader is mounted on an Arduino on the right […]

Maker Faire 2015 —

October 17, 2016

Progress report, Nov. 2016. Did I take progress pictures? Ha! We were too busy talking to people and demonstrating spinning and weaving to remember to take pictures. I do have pictures of both sides of the completed panel and a closeup shot of a panel section. I have more frogged yarn to use as weft for a second […]

Beginning my Rigid Heddle Project for the 2015 Orlando Maker Faire

September 10, 2015

I am about to warp Reggie, my 20 inch Schacht Flip rigid heddle loom for demonstrating at the Orlando Maker Faire this weekend. As I will be away from Reggie and my house from 7 am to at least 5 pm tomorrow/Friday teaching, I need to warp him TODAY!!!! I don’t seem to make any […]

Rigid Heddle Pink Sampler, Half Woven in a Moving Van

September 10, 2015

Rigid Heddle Weaving in the Van Pink Sampler, May 2015 The program for our Weavers of Orlando (www.weaversoforlando.com) May meeting was rigid heddle weaving. It is finally gaining popularity in my guild, as even some hard core multi-shaft floor loom weavers have discovered the fun of direct warping with knitting yarn and finishing a scarf […]

Distaff Day, 2013

January 4, 2013

  Stinky rests after “helping” me assemble my 10″ Schacht Cricket loom. I will be attending Distaff Day on Saturday, January 5, with some fiber and spindles, my Cricket loom and samples of my rigid heddle weaving.  Here’s the basic Rigid Heddle weaving information I have prepared to share with people. What is rigid heddle weaving? […]