akstudent10:17This motif, designed and woven by one of my students here in the studio, is a classic. Working with four harnesses, and a simple cotton warp, several twill treadlings are integrated to create a unified whole. Wonderful work!

 

 

akwaffle:Yoth yarnsakYothdoublesThese elegant yarns from Yoth are what I used in my Waffle Weave scarf, now on view at EWE Fibers in Charlottesville. These two center-wound cakes are part of Yoth’s Best Friend collection.  Fingering weight, 75% cotton, 25% wool, dreamy to work with on the rigid heddle loom. Generous yardage at 550 yards to the skein.  I sett the warp at 16 epi in an 8-dent reed, taking the yarn from both the center and outside of Deren’s expertly wound cakes.  Recommended for your next woven project! The woven scarf is 10 inches wide and 54 inches long.

 

 

 

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I have two looms for rent this summer. One is a 24-inch Kromski and the other is a 10-inch Cricket. Both are portable rigid heddle looms. If you are interested, please contact me no later than June 15, 2017 to make arrangements. akorotkystudio@gmail.com

 

 

 

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I stopped in this morning, despite the pouring rain, to visit Deren at EWE Fibers, to work on my 10-inch Cricket Loom. I have warped the loom with Cestari’s cotton yarn and threaded only some of the dents in the reed. Leaving open spaces makes the rosey textured yarn I am using for the weft pop. Stop in and try it for yourself!

Studying the newest cotton colors at EWE fibers today. These cottons on cones are super for weaving placemats, napkins, and runners. Placing the cones together and then altering just one color in the group creates design opportunities for warp and weft.

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You don’t need a big loom to learn to weave. The small, portable, and easy to use Cricket Loom (shown above) is a great way to get your hand in. I will be using them as I move forward with Teaching 2017 in the studio.

The first students arrive in mid-January for a three-hour class that includes weaving on a Cricket Loom, experimenting with small hand-held looms and weaving traditional and not so traditional wall-hangings.

My studio sample books and textile and weaving library will be available for perusal and study. We will also work on the Gilmore 8-harness floor loom, and several types of rigid heddle looms. Information packets will contain resource and reference materials covering yarns, books, periodicals and websites of use to weavers of all kinds.

Teaching 2017 is underway! Stay tuned for class offerings!