Category Archives: Weaving

things lately

          After I finally finished weaving, serging, and hemming those dishtowels, I realized I forgot to account for how much the non-mercerized cotton would shrink in the wash. As soon as I took them out of … Continue reading

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finally, a loom

This loom has actually been folded-up in the corner of the dining room for a little while, waiting for a warping board. It’s a second-hand Leclerc, and I find myself describing it with feminine pronouns and wondering if I should … Continue reading

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woven table runner

My mom-in-law can be a tough one to make presents for. Although she’d sincerely love anything Nick or I made her simply by virtue of our effort, it can be challenging coming up with useful gift ideas for things she … Continue reading

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branch weaving

I saw this page last week and immediately stopped everything to start my own branch-weaving projects. Traditional weaving can be somewhat tedious– there is a lot of slow, meticulous prep work to do before you can actually start– and while … Continue reading

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two scarves

These were my favorite gifts to give: two scarves woven with cotton. I found the pattern in this book, which is full of wonderfully complex designs. They’re woven in overshot, which means I simultaneously used two different colors in the … Continue reading

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adventures in weaving, part two

This time around, I wanted to weave something more people could enjoy. So, I loaded the loom with an extra-long warp of soft cotton, and after weaving it all, I cut it into pieces and hemmed each by hand. And … Continue reading

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woven

I have been taking a weaving class for quite a while now, and it turns out quite a while is how long it takes to make a scarf. Or, more accurately, 27 hours is how long it takes to make … Continue reading

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