If you worked through the weave along, you’ll remember that we made a fishtail braid at one point in our weave. The fishtail braid has such an interesting look and it’s really pretty when woven up, so I especially wanted to try it out on some fluffy wool roving. Continue Reading
Changing colors of the threads you’re weaving with is a really fun part of weaving. Maybe you’ve only switched threads in a new row, or maybe you have switched colors in the middle of a weave, but didn’t quite like the way it looked. I’ve listed the many ways I deal with weaving in different weft threads. Continue Reading
I recently re-watched the Iris documentary (affiliate) on Netflix and I really love it. If you haven’t heard about this, it’s about Iris Apfel the fashion icon. Iris was born in 1921 and has developed a strong and unique design sense that I find really inspiring. Continue Reading
Last week’s post on twinning roving got me thinking about other patterns I could make with it. I love the look of roving done in a “braided” weave, but I was wondering what other ways of weaving it would look like. Continue Reading
I received a great question on how to price weaves and I’m always hesitant to give advice on this because honestly I don’t have a perfect answer myself. But I thought it can be helpful to others if I just talk about my experience which can be used as a starting point. Continue Reading
I’ve covered the technique of twinning before. It’s the process of weaving and twisting two threads around your warp threads and it creates a twisted rope-like look that stands out from your warp threads.
This week I tried twinning with some wool roving and I really like how it looks. Roving can be hard to work with because it easily pulls apart and the more you mess with it the more it’s fibers will stick out and look messy. Continue Reading
I’m not going to lie, this summer has hit me extra hard. My boys are getting older and want to participate in more activities and I’m finding myself spending more time getting them ready and going from place to place. Continue Reading
Last week we wove up some drink coasters, and this week I’m showing you how to finish those coasters up with a cute fringe-y tassels.
The best part of this is we’re going to add the tassels while also securing our warp threads and tying off our weave, so our weave is finished up a bit quicker then if you secured your warp threads and then added the tassels after that. Continue Reading
You know what’s been missing this year? Weaver interviews! I really love doing those interviews and hearing how others approach weaving. I’m working on getting some more interviews together and will hopefully have some soon.
Currently I’m finding a lot of inspiration from my interview with the talented Kat Howard. Her approach to weaving is so artistic with a goal of telling a story through woven visuals. Continue Reading
I received a great question from a reader looking for what type of loom you could weave a coaster on. This is such a great question, because the answer is any loom you own! As long as your loom is larger then the size of the coaster you want to weave, you’re all set. Continue Reading