Schacht Wolf Pup 810 Loom, 8 Shafts, 10 Treadles

The Schacht Wolf Pup 810 Loom

The Wolf Pup 810 Loom prototype will be debuting at Convergence in August of 2016. The Schacht Wolf Pup 810 Loom is a Wolf Pup / Baby Wolf hybrid! With 8 harnesses and 10 treadles and a weaving width of 18″, this compact loom weaves like the Baby Wolf with the size and portability of the Wolf Pup Loom.
I have been hoping that Schacht would make the Wolf Pup with 8 harnesses. It will be the perfect loom for taking to 4 or 8 shaft weaving workshops. I can’t wait to see it! I spoke to Jane Patrick at Schacht today. She told me that the Wolf Pup 810 Loom will look slightly different than the Baby Wolf Loom. The brake will be different and the legs will be somewhat different. The Wolf Pup 810 Loom is expected to start shipping in November or December of 2016. Contact us if you would like to reserve one. View it on our site here.
Photo is not available yet. We will post it as soon as one is available.

Glacier Scarf Pattern and Kit from Bountiful

The Glacier Beaded Scarf above was woven using beautiful Alpine Meadow Yarns. It weaves up fast on the Cricket and Flip Rigid Heddle Looms. Scarf Shown above was woven using Alpine Meadow Yarns Periwinkle, Winter Wonderland and Beaded Alpine Phlox yarns. It could also be woven in Dream Lake, Winter Wonderland and Beaded Pearly Everlasting Yarns.

Free Glacier Scarf Pattern           Glacier Beaded Scarf Kit

Beautiful Potholders woven on the Potholder PRO Loom

potholder-kit-2-smI have been having fun weaving potholders on the NEW larger size Harrisville Potholder Pro Loom which is made entirely in the USA. It makes a potholder approx. 8.25 inches square and has nice thick cotton loops and every loop fits! I decided to see what I could come up with using a package of peacock, lime and plum loops.  View PotholderPro Kit-1
They have so many great colors to work with! I went on to weave 10 more potholders this time using 5 different colors. I am currently weaving Classic Size Potholders using the same 5 colors to complement my larger Autumn Colors potholders.
View the PotholderPRO Autumn Colors Kit        View all our Potholder Looms, Loops and Kits

Amazing Bountiful Holiday Sale Prices

Happy Holidays from the Bountiful team!! We have some AMAZING deals up on our website now. Black Friday Specials for a limited time on our Schacht Wheels. SAVE 10% on Strauch Full Size Drumcarders thru 12-10-15 and on Louet Full Size Drumcarders thru 12-31-15. Amazing deals on Rigid Heddle Looms, Table LoomsSchacht Floor LoomsHarrisville Looms, Books and DVDs, Greensleeves Spindles, Fibers , Potholder looms

 

Three Sequined Scarf Patterns

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Three Sequined Scarf Patterns by Lois Scarbrough

Pictured are 3 Sequined Scarves that I wove earlier this year. These fashionable sequined scarves were fast to warp up at 5 ends per inch and they wove up quickly. The sequins are plied right in with the yarn so there is no fuss weaving with them. The scarves look quite festive with the sequins and will make great gifts! I wove all three on my 10″ Schacht Cricket Loom using Alpine Meadow Yarns Sequined Novelty Boucle for the weft and Brown Sheep Yarns for the warp. Links to the free patterns follow: Glistening Berries Scarf Pattern, Razzamatazz Scarf Pattern, Bedazzled Scarf Pattern. Kits are available.

Schacht 15 inch Cricket Loom

Weaving On A Rigid Heddle Loom with Jane Patrick

The Rigid Heddle Loom—a simple device with a hard-sounding name—is remarkably versatile and easy to use. It’s great for beginners, but equally great for seasoned weavers who can explore its endless potential while never getting bored. If you’re accustomed to thinking of the rigid heddle loom as a placemat loom, be prepared. In this 2-disc set, you’ll see how to use it for all kinds of fabrics—from sturdy little rugs to sheer shawls, from simple plain weaves to complex finger manipulations to doubleweave and beyond. Purchase Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom. Continue reading “Weaving On A Rigid Heddle Loom with Jane Patrick” … More

The Schacht Zoom Loom – Portable Weaving!

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The Schacht Zoom Loom is an improved version of the Pin Looms. It will weave a 4 inch square. The Zoom Loom is very portable and is quick and easy to weave on. The thoughtful design makes the Zoom Loom easy to grasp and the sloping sides guide the needle up the other side of the loom.There are plenty of fun projects for pin looms in the new book
Pin Loom Weaving by Margaret Stump

We also have fun Critter Kits by DJE Handwovens for various animals including a Sheep, Frog, Lion, Turtle, and Chameleon.

How-to Weave on the Zoom Loom video by Denise Renee Grace at Schacht Spindles is below.

Grandmother and Granddaughter Weaving Together

Penelope, one of my customers shared with me how her Granddaughter Neva is weaving with her on her floor loom. They sit side by side on the bench. Neva sometimes holds the shuttle for Penelope. There could be no better way for Neva to get started weaving than with her loving Grandmother!

Note from Penelope about the photo: She always says, “beat” at this moment. She has been quick to pick up on the terminology. By the way, it was the bobbin winder which first attracted her to the loom. You may or may not recall that I needed to get a replacement elastic loop for the wheel as it received a bit more vigorous use than usual.

Penelope told me that Neva sometimes sits at the loom with her Teddy Bear and holds the shuttle and explains to her bear what weaving is all about. Oh to be a fly on the wall when she does that!

Interesting project woven on the Cricket Loom by Diana, aka chewiedox

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One of our customers, Diana, just ordered a Schacht Cricket loom, Variable dent reed and Cricket Bag so she could take it with her and weave anywhere, especially her local coffee shop.

One of the perks of being in the Spinning and Weaving business is the wonderful people I get to talk to everyday. I always enjoy hearing what they are doing. Diana is a very creative person so I couldn’t wait to see what she wove on her new portable loom. She just sent me a photo of her first project on the Cricket loom. It is so interesting, I had to ask if I could share it on our blog. Diana kindly shared how she made the larger pieces that she inserted into her weaving.

Weaving by chewiedox: The inlay sections are felted pieces that I made. I used ArtFelt paper and lightly needle felted everything to it, moistened it and ran it through the clothes dryer, then peeled the paper backing off. I used intact locks, sari silk fibers, noils, and bits of yarn. I just grabbed a selection and did the felting while I was at Starbucks.

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