Woven Khaki Belt

I wanted to make something for Daniel's birthday and decided on a summer belt that could be worn with shorts, slacks or jeans. I was designing band weaving patterns and came up with this solution to provide size adjustment for a belt. This belt turned out to be unisex--my sister modeled it for the photo!

TabletWeaver Software

John Mullarkey developed TabletWeaver Software for his own personal use and generously shares it at no cost with tablet (aka card) weaving enthusiasts. It is a great complement to his Tablet Weaving Made Easy two DVD course which I wrote about earlier this week. Although the software is undocumented, its operation is intuitive and it is an excellent tool for understanding S and Z threading. This freeware enables rapid testing and design of tablet weaving patterns which makes it fun to use.

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Repairing A Classic Cardigan

This pale green and cream sweater was one of my mother's favorites until it got a few holes. The color complements her blue eyes and blonde hair, but the sweater is showing its age with worn elbows and a small hole in front (circled), so she no longer wears it. The sweater was purchased over 20 years ago.

The striking band trim coordinates with the knitting and the frog closures add extra pizzazz. I love seeing her in it so I purchased some yarn to repair the worn / damaged areas.
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Tablet Weaving Made Easy

This two DVD (or downloadable) course from HANDWOVEN, published by INTERWEAVE, is an excellent, concise introduction to tablet weaving. John Mullarkey's instructions are clear and the geometry and science behind the techniques are well explained. Well chosen examples illustrate design and weaving principles and include quality tips. The DVD includes a nine page illustrated, color pdf containing information on S&Z threading, knots, warping and pattern drafts.
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New Monica Knits Baby Sock Pattern for Sale!

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