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Weaving 101: Weaving (finally!)

Everything is ready: you know a bit about weaving, your warp is ready, and the heddles are tied. After all that setup, the weaving will be easy. Your loom should look something like this. You’ll need a couple more things. First, a shuttle to hold your weft while you weave. Nobody likes a tangled weft. […]

Weaving 101: Heddles

In previous installments, we learned about weaving and measured and set up the warp. This is where we left off: The warp has been measured, attached to the loom, and split into its upper and lower layers, creating a shed. You could weave the band without the shed, by using a needle or something to […]

Web finds

I didn’t learn to tie my shoes until I was already in school. I remember practicing on a spool of rope while waiting for the schoolbus. There was a large window facing a half-mile clear chunk of road, so in the winter if you kept an eye on the top of the far hill, there […]

Random update

First of all, the Ravelry contest. As best I can count, I got 6 entries. One of the lucky 6 will win the pretty, pretty sock yarn! Here are the guesses: Sara Fail – Oct 13, 2007 (hm, I like this one – that’s this weekend!) Marion – Oct 20, 2007 Tamie – Dec 3, […]


I had a three-day weekend (Columbus Day, a US government holiday that almost nobody actually gets off), and spent it doing all kinds of interesting things: dyeing a batch of Blue Faced Leicester roving (badly, I think), spinning the camel-silk, enjoying the beautiful weather, reading trashy novels. Also cleaning the house some, and working on […]

And I’m back…

Sorry about that! Something went wrong with the web hosting early Sunday afternoon. It was of course my fault because I changed these administrative settings (which I have never touched and have no reason to alter). In other words, they did an upgrade somewhere and it didn’t propagate correctly. And they quite possibly never would […]

Today’s ‘toon


Weaving 101: Revision

Apparently there are some problems with the warping section of my Weaving 101 series. I’ve gone back through and edited it; I hope this helps. It’s the job of an introductory tutorial to introduce and teach, and I’m quite willing to work through bits that aren’t clear. I can’t do anything about the speed at […]

Q & A!

Oh, wow! I actually have enough people with questions that I can do a Q & A session! Laura: I had been wondering what you’d do about dyeing once the sun heads south for the winter. Stove? The variegated and multicolored ones will go in the oven instead of the solar oven. I use the […]

Ravelry contest

By popular demand (by which I mean incessant nagging from Tamie), one last Ravelry update: * You signed up on August 30, 2007 * You are #29977 on the list. * 12947 people are ahead of you in line. * 5471 people are behind you in line. * 47% of the list has been invited […]