Category Archives: Weaving

Podcast Episode 164: Gearing Up for Sock Summit

Kelley gets ready for the upcoming Sock Summit with weaving! By planning out projects for her rigid heddle loom, Kelley is able to go through her sock stash and use up yarn from the first Sock Summit. Who knew weaving could work as a stash management tool? Kelley also shares two books that would be perfect for those interested in weaving – Hands On Rigid Heddle Weaving by Betty Linn Davenport and Weaving Made Easy by Liz Gipson. Next up, Kelley ...

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Prepping for Sock Summit with Rigid Heddle weaving

A few months ago we began to carry Kromsk spinning wheels and rigid heddle looms. As our rainy, chilly winter weather continued up through last weekend, I succumbed to the temptation of the 36" loom sitting in Alison's office.  I wove a lot right after graduating from college. No, I'm not going to give you specific dates. Let's just say it has been a very long time since I sat at a loom full of colorful yarns. But, I have very fond memories of my woven textiles.  The first step was to look through my yarn stash at home. Weaving is a wonderful way to use up lots and lots of yarns. Sock Summit opens next week.I've been struggling with the dilemma of having a rather large stash of fingering weight sock yarns. A good friend reminded me that weaving uses a lot of yarn. Lots of mixed and matched yarns. The more varied, the better. So, another justification for me to take home a rigid heddle loom was to be able to weave up a good chunck of my fingering weight yarns so that I can go a bit crazy at Sock Summit.

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A Weaving Contest!

Thank you to everyone who participated! This contest is now closed.  To see who won, click here: Winners I haven't had a chance to do a contest for a while so when I heard that we had some weaving prizes to give away, you can imagine my excitement! Weaving is one of those crafts that I find immensely fascinating.  I could watch someone weave all day long without blinking -- it's that intriguing. Uniformity, structure, and tight lines are so appealing to me so when I see a woven project, I am immediately drawn to it. I mean, look at this beautiful scarf!

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