Book Review: Weaving Rag Rugs

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Artsy Things, Blog Fun, review, Weaving |

First, I need to say that I really wish I had my loom back. I think you’re going to want one, too. * * * Tom Knisely’s new book, Weaving Rag Rugs is one of those books that makes you think, “Oh… yeah… THAT’S the thing that I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do!” The book, if you’ve never woven before, gives you pretty much everything you need (except money for the loom and people to help you set it all...

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I’ve Been Busy

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Blog Fun, Defarginess, freebies, Knitting, Weaving |

If you’ve been busy too you might have missed all the fun, here are some sneak peeks at patterns, tidbits from designers, and a free pattern! Sign up from the most recent newsletter below (Sneak Peek 6) and you’ll have access to our next free pattern, too! If you miss the window, keep checking our Facebook page. Free fun for you! 03/29/2013 – What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—Sneak Peek 6! 03/22/2013 – What (else)...

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MD Sheep and Wool #2

Posted by on May 2, 2010 in Artsy Things, Blog Fun, Knitting, Love, Shawls, Sock Knitting, Spinning, Travel, Weaving, Web Fun | 2 comments

I admit I haven’t been very good at posting. Some of that is because my phone app that lets me post on the fly died, but the other part is that we’ve been running like maniacs at Jennie the Potter’s booth. However, right before sitting and having a lovely chat with a CraftLit listener and her husband (from Ontario, CA–O…Canada…) I had this for lunch. Baaaaa… Lunch! I can’t say that I’ve been...

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Happy New Year!!!

Posted by on Jan 2, 2010 in Family, General Ranting, Knitting, Sock Knitting, Spinning, Weaving |

Ah! The new year! Last year I spent the First doing little more than spinning silk. This year I did that on the 31st. Heaven. Finished off a pile of Polworth from the last SOAR I went to. Light worsted. I have very little faith that I’ll be able to spin regularly this year either, but perhaps now that the wedding knitting is done… I have learned that ANY fiber prep has to happen during the cooler months. I just can’t seem to...

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I’m SO Warped!

Posted by on Nov 23, 2007 in Weaving | 1 comment

Warping for presents!HeatherViaPhone OHMAHGAW!I have the BEST friends in the world! Two friends from the local Handweavers and Spinners guild (TH&SG) had a warping board they could live without. Me? I’d gotten to the point where using part of the great room and the dining room table with a Ginger Ale 2-litre bottle on it (to make my cross) was getting both OLD and dangerous with two small boys who like to crash into things.This has...

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