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October classHere’s the set of colors we will work with during the Saturday, Oct. 7, Cricket Class at EWE Fibers. Super colors for a super lesson! You will learn to warp a rigid heddle loom, and weave a sample to take home. Space is limited. Saturday’s hands-on class runs from 2-5 p.m. and Cricket Looms will be on sale during class time. Weave on!

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Weaving Classes at EWE Fibers at 617 West Main Street in Charlottesville begin Saturday, October 7, 2017. Check out this 10-inch Cricket Loom at Deren’s shop today, try your hand on the project, and get your name on the lesson list. Class size is limited, so don’t delay!

 

akloomegroupUse The Loome Tool to make bracelets, tassel necklaces and miniature weavings! My friends at The Loome Tool have sent me a batch of these small treasures. Come join me and my friends and have a bit of creative fun. I’ll bring everything we need. Stay tuned here, and @aktextiles for more exciting news! And mark your calendars: Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at 1 p.m. on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesvile, near the Visitor’s Center.

 

akwaffleweaveWaffle weave on the Cricket loom is a 6-step weaving pattern. Here I am working with two Yoth yarns from EWE Fibers, both from the Best Friend collection of light weight yarns.  The magic? These yarns are 75 percent cotton and 25 percent wool. Gossamer!

 

ak2rosepathsOn the loom now, a double rose path with plain weave black cotton inserts. The red cotton warp on the selvages mixes with the 11/2 Vresis naturally-colored organic cotton warp sett at 20 epi.

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akrhubarbbedRhubarb Blanket: final size 73 inches by 91 inches. Details on materials and techniques in this rose path rhubarb blanket @aktextiles

akrhubarbmeasureakrhubarbdryAfter the three panels of the rhubarb blanket are assembled, I spread it out on the studio floor to measure it prior to washing. The blanket then dried on a rack outside in the sun.