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This is S’s waffle weave, in cotton, using a 12-dent reed on the Cricket loom, and doubling up on the blue 8/2 cotton warp yarns. A lacey look, with contrasting weft yarn.

 

 

 

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Using cotton yarn from her stash my student, S, put a warp on her Cricket and wove with Noro knitting yarn. The colors are brilliant, and the cotton-wool combination is a classic.

 

 

 

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My student, T, fresh from a Cricket class, created this sophisticated warp and wove it well. Nice selvages, careful consideration given to color and design; and the beauty, once again, that emerges from the combination of warp and weft. This is weaving!

 

 

 

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The Cricket Loom, The Loome Tool, and the Lilli Loom. Cricket is a rigid heddle loom, easy to warp and weave, totally portable.  Loome Tool is fun to use for tiny projects, or pompoms, or tassels. And Lilli is a lap loom used in multiple ways. If you are curious and interested in weaving, want to learn, or just want to try these tools out, I offer a free, hour-long visit to the studio.  As I live and work at my studio in Fry’s Spring, it’s easy to arrange a time. Email akorotkystudio@gmail.com, or phone me at 434 295 5057. It’s 2018! Weave on!

 

 

aklogplus1Here is a jolly and strong Log Cabin in black and white wool. I am teaching this Color and Weave Pattern in a special Cricket class on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 3-6 pm. The class starts with a Houndstooth Check warp, and is re-threaded to weave Log Cabin. Please register for the class at EWE Fibers on West Main Street in Charlottesville. When you sign up you will find all the instructions you need to warp your rigid heddle loom, and the yarn can be purchased from EWE Fibers. Class size is limited, so hurry on over there!

 

akeweshopSept.I look forward to greeting all who purchased Cricket Looms from me in December, 2017. Each of you will have a free, hour-long lesson with me, here in the studio, and this special offer is good until January 31, 2018.  Weave On!