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How to hem stitch on the loom

rigid heddle Tutorial weaving

How to hem stitch on the loom

I'm often asked how new weavers can keep the first and last pick of their work from unravelling without having to tie knots once the item has been removed from the loom. I use a simple hem stitch and I do it while the work is still on the loom...

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Easy patterns on a Rigid Heddle Loom

rigid heddle Tutorial weaving

Easy patterns on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Here are 3 quick, easy and free inspirational scarf patterns to get you weaving on your rigid heddle loom or knitters loom. Colour gamp, houndstooth and log cabin...

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How to use a yarn gauge

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How to use a yarn gauge

When you are not sure of your yarn weight you can use the Ashford yarn gauge to determine the number of wraps per inch, and then calculate the number of ends required to achieve a good sett when weaving...

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How to use acid dyes

Dyeing Tutorial

How to use acid dyes

Fibre dyeing is great fun but requires a little practice to achieve consistent results. Our tips and guides assume that you understand why wool felts and how to identify protein fibres...

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Make your own lazy kate

spinning Tutorial

Make your own lazy kate

The lovely weather a few days ago meant that my wheel and all related paraphernalia went with us to our caravan at Evesham and I spent a lovely few days spinning. All well and good. Except I didn't have a lazy kate to hand...

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