Portrait of Gretchen
by: Gretchen

Handwoven Sept/Oct 2018

The most recent [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] features fourteen fabulous projects with a great focus on guild projects. Grab your copy now and get ready to weave! Highlights include:

  • Traditions: A Thousand Years of Weaving in Iceland
  • 14 Projects to Weave this Summer
  • Shadow Weave Unmasked
  • Turn Monk’s Belt for Easy Weaving
  • 5 Weavers 5 Napkins – Silver City Weavers’ Tea Study Group
  • Weave it Wavy with this New Reed

 

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A Thousand Years of Weaving in Iceland

Icelandic sheep, photo by Emily Werner.

Several of us here at Halcyon Yarn have an overwhelming love of Iceland, honestly it borders on obsession. The stunning landscape, fascinating history, abundant geothermal hot springs, welcoming people, a culture immersed in quality craftsmanship, and did we mention there are sheep absolutely everywhere – what’s not to love?! For those of you that share this feeling, you’ll be delighted to read Anita Osterhaug’s piece on the weaving and fiber traditions of this magical wool-filled land. Plus, weave up her gorgeous Mountains of Iceland Scarf, featuring traditional Lettlopi Icelandic Wool.

 

Lettlopi (Lite Lopi) Icelandic Wool Yarn Lettlopi (Lite Lopi) Icelandic Wool Yarn

Lettlopi is on sale this week too – see the details here!

With long dark winters hugging the arctic circle, Icelanders know a few things about keeping warm. This lovely and lofty scarf is woven on a rigid heddle and it’s a great reflection of both the warmth and the rugged starkness of Iceland’s natural beauty. Woven in a palette of natural colors, this is a great project for learning inlay techniques on your rigid heddle loom. Written for rigid heddle, it can easily be adapted for a multi-harness loom too.

Requirements:

Rigid Heddle (or multi-harness) loom with 10″ weaving width

8 dent heddle/reed

4 stick shuttles

1 pick up stick, about 15″ long

Yarn: Lettlopi Icelandic Wool (warp & weft)

4 balls Main Color

1 ball each of three accent colors

Project as shown uses white for main color, with one ball each of black, brown, and grey.

 

Lettlopi (Lite Lopi) Icelandic Wool Yarn Lettlopi (Lite Lopi) Icelandic Wool Yarn

 

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Schacht 16" Shed Stick - Weaving Sword  Schacht 16" Shed Stick - Weaving Sword

 

Schacht 15" Flip Folding Rigid Heddle Loom  Schacht 15" Flip Folding Rigid Heddle Loom
Ashford 24" Rigid Heddle Loom  Ashford 24" Rigid Heddle Loom
Kromski 60cm / 24" Harp Forte Rigid Heddle Loom  Kromski 60cm / 24" Harp Forte Rigid Heddle Loom

 

Silver City Weavers’ Tea Study Group

Silver City Weavers Napkin Exchange

Guild exchanges are one of my favorite things about the weaving world, and this project from New Mexico’s Silver City Weavers is a great example. Group projects are a great way to lend and receive support, trouble shoot, and discover new things together. Plus, when everyone trades projects at the end your collection of handwoven goodies grows quickly and each one is special!

Woven in 10/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn these coordinating napkins are a great showcase of techniques. Both four and eight shaft projects are shown and although each is different, they look beautiful together. Well done Silver City Weavers!

 

10/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn 10/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn

 

Guild Rewards

Speaking of the wonderfulness of guilds… Did you know Halcyon Yarn offers a Guild Rewards program? Sign up your guild and each purchase members make earns cash back for your guild. Don’t forget to tell us which guild you belong to when you order! Need help finding a guild to join? The Handweavers Guild of America (HGA) has a great searchable listing of local guilds here: HGA Local Guilds

 

 

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