Weaving Wishlist

Weaving Wishlist || String Harvest

Weaving Wishlist || String HarvestI’ve been following String Harvest on Instagram for over a year now and they always have the nicest and most unique yarns and fibers I’ve ever seen. So finally after months of “window shopping”, I finally placed an order. And of course I purchased some unique fibers that I’ve never tried before. There are more standard fibers available, but I thought I might as well get the hard to find stuff. Which I must admit has been really intimidating, to the point where I have had these fibers for possibly months now and only just made myself try them now (yikes). But wow they are beautiful.

So let me tell you about these fibers…

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Weaving Techniques

Weaving Technique || Dovetail Weaving Join

Dovetail Weaving Join, so you can block weave Ever want to weave a block of color? It looks so nice, but if you were to straight weave a block there would be gaps in your weave. If you want the gaps as part of the design, then great. But if you don’t want the gaps, a dovetail join is a great solution. The dovetail join is when you weave two different wefts onto the same warp threads so that you can have different wefts side by side without gaps. Here are the steps… Continue Reading

Weaving Techniques

Weaving Techniques || Organic (Doodle) Weaving

How to doodle weaveI’m going to call this technique doodle weaving, because there is no planned shape. Just the fun of doodling in different colors! I really love weaving like this, because it can be very creatively freeing. There is no special technique to this. Each color I wove with the plain weave and I’m sure a lot of you have already tried this, but I do have some tips to share. In the pictures I’ll walk you through how I added one color and I also included a sped up video (I wish I was that fast!) of me weaving in different colors. Continue Reading

Weaver Interviews

Weaver Interview || Kat Howard

Weaver Interview || Kat HowardI’m so excited to share yet another talented weaver with you today. Today’s interview is with Kat Howard who really takes her weaving to the next level. She puts a lot of thought and time into her weaves and explores what it means to be human from many different viewpoints. Her work is really inspiring, so let’s hear what Kat has to share…

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Beginner Weaving Tools

How to Make a Cardboard Loom

How to Make a Loom out of Cardboard and Start Weaving!For those that want to try weaving, but don’t want to spend money on a loom before they know if they’ll like it, this is your post. And this post can also be used for those that want to make a temporary large loom or just have a second loom. Making a loom out of cardboard is pretty simple! And I’m going to also show you how to make it a step fancier, because we’re friends like that. Here we go… Continue Reading

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Weaving Techniques || The Weaver’s Knot

How to tie a weaver's knot to join threadsI have finally given the weaver’s knot a try. A weaver’s knot joins two threads together in a knot that will secure your threads and allow you to continue weaving. Since I’ve only just started using this technique, I’m not really sure if I’ll like this more or less then my previous process of starting a new thread next to the old and then securing the yarn tails when I finish my weave. I’ve included the steps to making a weaver’s knot along with a video so you can give it a try too and see if it could benefit your weaving!

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Weaver Interviews

Maker Interview || Niroma Studio

Maker Interview || Niroma StudioToday I’m sharing an interview that I’m very excited about! (Well ok I’m excited about all of them, because it’s just so fun to hear about other’s experiences!) This interview is with Cindy Bokser of Niroma Studio who is a very talented macramé artist. That’s right we’re talking macramé today and trust me you’ll love it because Cindy makes the loveliest things (& she is super nice too!). Ok, so let’s get to know Cindy…

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