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May 2021 Newsletter
Modern Dish Towels: Gorgeous & Tough
Designed by Heather Matthews
Woven on her Schacht Standard Floor Loom
Earlier on in my weaving life, I was at a meeting of the Northern Colorado Weaver’s Guild where a wise weaver, showing her beautiful handwoven towels, said, “Weave your dish towels with darker colors and they’ll never stain!” Afterwards, I opened my kitchen drawer at home to see the nest of stained, sorry-looking dish towels. I knew it was time to start making my own! It seemed clear that quality and beauty in an ordinary kitchen towel would contribute to daily life.
Why Knitters Will Love Weaving: Doubleweave & Double Knitting
by Deb Gerish
If you’re a knitter who’s weaving-curious, I’m about to offer exciting incentives to get a rigid heddle loom! If you know a knitter who’s weaving-curious, tell them to read this article—it might push them into weaving! If you’re a knitter who already enjoys weaving, get ready to enjoy it even more! If you’re wondering why I’m using so many exclamation points, the short answer is “doubleweave.” This amazing technique has an analog in the knitting world called “double knitting.” Both doubleweave and double knitting create fabric in layers.
We’ve just launched our online school of textile arts. This is such an exciting new adventure for Schacht. Two FREE courses are available now and we launch our first two heddle course on Monday! If you haven’t explored our new learning site yet, you’re in for a real treat. Take your craft to the next level, at your own pace, without leaving your home. We know you’ll love the courses and we can’t wait to weave and spin with you!
There’s still time to enroll! Jane Patrick’s Two Heddle Weaving series will show you how to unlock the full potential of your rigid heddle loom. On May 17 the Sampler Scarf course will launch. In this course, you’ll learn how to set up your loom and weave with two heddles. Then you’ll be ready for two heddle doubleweave when it launches June 17.