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Join us for the October-December Euroflax Weave-Along!

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Join us for the October-December Euroflax Weave-Along!

Join us for our second Euroflax Weave-Along! You asked for more color, and we delivered! We have a variety of projects so that whether you're a new weaver or an experienced weaver, whether you like bold colors or muted colors, whether you have four shafts or eight shafts there's something here for you.   Our first meeting is Sunday, October 29 at 5pm Eastern. Sign up for the course on our learning site to weave along us!   For more information check out the course  at https://learn.loftyfiber.com/courses/euroflax-weave-along-oct-29-2023, and stay tuned in the Weaving Community at https://learn.loftyfiber.com/products/communities/WeavingDiscussions for the most up to date information...

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Rolling in Rigid Heddle Looms

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Rolling in Rigid Heddle Looms

Left-- The Ashford Looms: The Ashford Rigid Knitter's Loom (Top) & The Knitter's Loom (Bottom) Right-- The Schacht Looms: The Flip Loom (Top) & The Cricket Loom (Bottom)     The Rigid Heddle is one of my favorite types of looms. It’s quick to set up, affordable, and it really lets you get to know basic weaving techniques. On top of that, there are so many four shaft patterns that can be accomplished on a rigid heddle loom by just manipulating the threads with a pick up stick. What is a Rigid Heddle Loom? On a multishift loom, there are...

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Adventures in Inkle Looms

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Adventures in Inkle Looms

  I started my adventure into inkle weaving, because I was looking for a way to make a decorative woven drawstring for a skirt. I also wanted to be able to tie in details from the drawstring along the seams in the panels. The complex look of the inkle patterns that I liked online made me a little hesitant, but what I found was that inkle weaving is actually a lot easier than it looks! What is an Inkle Loom? Inkle looms are a fun, easy way to weave narrow warp-faced strips. These bands are found in textile traditions all...

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