Schacht Wolf Pup 810 Loom, 8 Shafts, 10 Treadles

The Schacht Wolf Pup 810 Loom

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. The Wolf Pup 810 Loom looks slightly different than the Baby Wolf Loom. The brake will be different and the legs will be somewhat different. View it on our site here.

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.
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Three Sequined Scarf Patterns

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. Rigid Heddle Weaving Kits are available.

Schacht 15 inch Cricket Loom

Weaving On A Rigid Heddle Loom DVD 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 DVD with Jane Patrick” … More

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

Cricket-Project-by-Diana-smClick on photo at left to view full size.
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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Kaitlin’s Jazzy Scarf Rigid Heddle Pattern and Kit from Bountiful

I am pleased to share our granddaughter Kaitlin’s Jazzy Scarf Pattern and Kit with you.

I taught her to weave on a Schacht Cricket Rigid Heddle Loom when she was 8 years old. She designed and wove 2 scarves that summer, one was entered in the I Made it on my Schacht contest.

When she was eleven, she designed and wove this fashionable Jazzy Scarf. I took her to the warehouse, set three big bins of Brown Sheep Naturespun yarns in front of her and turned my back. I did not want to influence her color choice in any way. I was surprised to see that she chose Red, Black and White. She knew exactly what she wanted to do with the colors. I insisted that we make a small sample to make sure. Her weaving plan worked out just right! She has great color and fashion sense. I love seeing what she comes up with when weaving!

sea meets sky scarf pattern or kit

Sea Meets Sky Scarf Pattern by new weaver Jane Tigar

Sea Meets Sky Scarf Pattern for Rigid Heddle designed and woven by Jane Tigar, a brand new weaver! Jane fell in love with weaving while making a small perle cotton table runner during 4 – 2 hour backstrap weaving sessions. She decided to get a Rigid Heddle Loom. Jane called and we talked about what she wanted to weave and we compared the features of the Schacht Cricket Loom and the Schacht Flip Loom. Based on what and where she wanted to weave, she decided upon the Schacht 15 inch Cricket loom. We sent it right out to her along with some of our soft sparkly wool Alpine Meadow Yarns and some Nature Spun Worsted Yarns. Like most of us, she also has a stash of knitting yarns.

She emailed me a photo of her first scarf a couple of days after she got her Cricket Loom. Then photos of her next 3 scarves quickly followed. I was impressed with her eye for color, her creativity and her enthusiasm for the craft of weaving. She named her scarf Sea meets Sky because of the soft blues and greens in the Alpine Meadow Yarns she wove it with. Jane’s pattern is available to print here Sea Meets Sky Scarf Pattern by Jane Tigar.
She did some research on the name she gave her scarf and found something similar in the history of Pamlico County, North Carolina where she lives. Pamlico County was first settled by the Europeans in the early 1700’s. The Pampticoe, a Native American people who lived in what is now called Pamlico County called the area TaTaku which means where the land and the sea meet the sky. The Pamlico County slogan is: Where the land and the sea meet sky.