A new loom (yes to hearts!)

I was a happy weaver with my Leclerc Nilus jack 4-shaft loom:  this loom is a workhorse, and a very versatile.  I wove fine silk scarves, rag rugs, gigantic table cloth, and yards and yards of the baby wraps. However, as I was getting a foothold in the baby wrap weaving world, I realized that … More A new loom (yes to hearts!)

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A flying shuttle – a corruption of a pure craft

I am surfing the web looking on how to weave with a flying shuttle.  A theoretical interest at the moment, but will become a practical one.  One day. So, anyway, I googled, watched the YouTube videos, and googled a bit more.  And found a priceless statement that I cannot keep to myself (Master Weaver, Nov-Dec … More A flying shuttle – a corruption of a pure craft

Saori rugs

Instagram is my learning and inspiration place for weaving.  This time I found a couple of Japanese ladies posting interesting weaving that looked kinda like tapestry, but very abstract.  Both weavers have 2-shaft looms, as evidenced in their Instagram accounts, and I knew that with 2 shafts it is not possible to weave such mosaic … More Saori rugs

The Silky Weave: behind the scene – why this blog?

When I first walked in the weaving studio, I was stunned by alien and intimidating things that occupied the space.  Something that looked like an umbrella skeleton in one corner, three or four square frames that obviously can rotate in the aisles, and above all – lots of large wooden frames with some complex looking thingies … More The Silky Weave: behind the scene – why this blog?