Season 1 - Foundation

Season 1 - Foundation

Warping, dressing the loom, weaving technique, project planning, understanding sett as well as different types of looms and yarns along with how to weave with difficult yarns like mohair.

Season 1 - Foundation
  • Season 1 Episode 1 - Making a Good Warp

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    Years ago I read a gardening book that talked about the concept of 5 %’ers. Basically the author was talking about paying attention to little details in the process of growing an awesome garden. If you paid attention to ‘this or that detail’ your garden would be 5% better and if you added up all ...

  • Season 1 Episode 2 - Dressing Your Loom Back to Front

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    Necessity is the mother of invention. In the past 39 years I have warped a lot of looms and I have tweaked my technique along the way, over and over and over again.

    If any of you have the Louet DVD you will notice that I don’t warp with a lot of tension…and in the new videos I am warping with a ...

  • Season 1 Episode 3 - Good Weaving Technique

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    This episode is all about having a great time sitting at the loom. It is so important to be comfortable at the loom so you can weave for extended periods of time without hurting yourself. Posture is everything. Once you feel good at the loom the next thing you need to think about is how you ha...

  • Season 1 Episode 4 - Let’s Have a Little Chat About Sett

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    In life it is our teachers who mould us and help us see new ways of seeing the world. I have been so blessed to have had so many amazing teachers. One of the most memorable workshops I have ever had the privilege of assisting was one given by Jack Lenor Larsen called ‘The Consummate Cloth’. It...

  • Season 1 Episode 5 - Project Planning 101… Putting it All Together

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    Welcome Back kids! We have a section called unfinished business where I review frequently asked questions from episodes 1-3. I go over counting the cross, tucking tails, jump the bump and dive the dip, selvedges with alternating weft threads, dealing with a broken hemstitching thread and floatin...

  • Season 1 Episode 6 - Division of Space

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    Welcome back to Episode 6 where we carry on with project planning. When we first start weaving we pretty much all start by following a recipe, we do this with so many new things in our lives. After awhile we get a hankering to change up those recipes whether it be in the kitchen or at the loom. W...

  • Season 1 Episode 7 - All About Yarn

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    A few wee things about yarn….not all yarn, just some yarn. My favourite yarns…….those made from cotton, linen, wool and silk.

    Welcome back to Episode 7. This beautiful planet that we live on has given weavers so much to work with and we all owe a great deal to the farmers who tend these plants a...

  • Season 1 Episode 8 - A Few Things About Looms

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    In this episode we are going to take a peek at the 3 main types of looms in popular use at the moment. The Jack Loom, The Counter-Balance Loom and the Counter-Marche loom. We use all three of them on our studio. As weavers, it is very important that we understand how our equipment works so we can...

  • Season 1 Episode 9 - Making a Mohair Blankie... Yes!

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    Episode 9 is my favourite, hands down. I can’t begin to tell you how much I love weaving with brushed mohair. I wove my first mohair throw in 1982 and since then I have woven over 1000 of them. We still weave them in the studio to this day. They are so light and warm and comforting…. they age bea...

  • Season 1 Episode 10 - Finishing up our first year with FINISHING!

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    The final episode of our first year is appropriately all about finishing!

    We go over twisting fringes with a fringe twister and by hand. I demonstrate washing silk so you don’t get any stubborn wrinkles.
    Then we tackle fulling those mohair blankies from Episode 9 in the washing machine and small...