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We now have beautiful flax roving to offer!

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We now have beautiful flax roving to offer!

Spinning flax is fun.   You don't need a distaff to spin this fine flax top.   The fibers are about 3 to 5 inches and combed into this lustrous top for easy spinning.    Try dyeing the fiber or your handspun linen as linen takes dye beautifully! https://loftyfiber.com/products/flax-roving-for-spinning-bleached  

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Stocking Stuffer Gifts for a Weaver

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Stocking Stuffer Gifts for a Weaver

Looking for something fun for your favorite weaver? There are lots of ways to weight floating selvages or broken warp threads, but none so elegant as Ashford's beautiful warp weights:  https://loftyfiber.com/products/ashford-warp-thread-weights   Everyone loves the Harrisville Designs Sley Hook (not appropriate for Rigid Heddle looms): https://loftyfiber.com/products/harrisville-designs-brass-sley-hook What about a Flying Dutchman shuttle?  This shuttle is a joy to use.  It's smooth to the touch, glides through the warp with ease:  https://loftyfiber.com/collections/shuttles-bobbins-and-pirns/products/flying-dutchman-shuttle-louet Here's a nice bobbin winder that will work with the Flying Dutchman quills as well as most bobbins:  https://loftyfiber.com/collections/warping-and-winding/products/louet-bobbin-winder If you really want to please your weaver, consider gifting...

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Add some Bling to your Projects!

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Add some Bling to your Projects!

I'm normally not a "bling" person, but this very thin metallic yarn is so fun I love using it.  It comes in great colors.   Here are some ideas: Knit or crochet it together with your primary yarn Spin it along with your roving. Ply it together with your handspun. Brush some in on your blending board Wind it into your warp chain along with your warp yarn (it's so thin it shouldn't change the sett) Wind it on your shuttle together with your weft yarn.

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Helping Hands - Makes Warping your Louet Jane loom even easier!

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Helping Hands - Makes Warping your Louet Jane loom even easier!

This handy tool clips right onto your Jane loom to assist in holding the lease sticks in place for threading such that they are parallel and at a convenient level. When you have finished threading, you can put them on the front of the loom and use as a shuttle rest. We also include two clips that help support the strings that go through the lease sticks while winding on the warp. This is the method that Jane Stafford uses and we do as well at LoftyFiber.  Sometimes the strings tend to slide down and these clips keep the strings...

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Louet Spring Loom - Tie-Up Cords get Caught?

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Louet Spring Loom - Tie-Up Cords get Caught?

If you have a Louet Spring Loom, you may have had the tie-up cords inadvertently catch on another screw while weaving.  Prevent this from happening again by installing these handy covers after you complete your tie-up! https://loftyfiber.com/products/louet-spring-treadle-tie-up-covers  

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