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yarnworker: Liz Gipson, rigid heddle maven

We love Liz!

This week we want to give a special shout out to Liz Gipson – aka yarnworker –  whose new book, Handwoven Home, has just arrived and is already flying off the shelf. Liz has helped so many people explore rigid heddle weaving, and she happens to be one one of our favorite weaving folks. If you don’t already know her from her website yarnworker.com, you’re in for a treat! We hope you’ll pick up Liz’s great books, and check out her blog, where exciting things are always happening for rigid heddle weavers.


Weaving Made Easy - Revised and Updated » Info / buy
Handwoven Home » Info / buy

Liz’s style is joyful, approachable, and totally modern. She’s truly a “yarnworker” in every way you can imagine. She’s worked with Schacht and Purl & Loop to help design some of our favorite weaving tools, including the Schacht Zoom Loom 4" x 4", and the Purl & Loop swatchmaker – which we’ll have in stock soon! With a background in wool science, as well as experience with her own Navajo-Churro sheep, Liz brings you the benefits of her amazing hands-on-know-how in all things wool, spinning, and weaving.


Schacht Zoom Loom 4" x 4"  Schacht Zoom Loom 4" x 4"

Through yarnworker.com Liz has offered frequent weave-alongs. Check out the video (above) of her working on the Simply Striped Rug, from Weaving Made Easy, which features our Halcyon Yarn Rug Wool. She is a wonderful teacher and we hope she’ll be able to visit us in Maine before too long – stay tuned!

Weave Along with Liz – online!


Halcyon Yarn Rug Wool Halcyon Yarn Rug Wool

Besides keeping up her weaving, teaching, and publishing, Liz is now launching an online rigid heddle weaving school – and we can’t wait! She’s launched a Patreon campaign to fund the project and we’d love to help her reach her goal. We’re pledging our support, and if you’d enjoy weaving along with Liz we hope you will do the same by signing on here:

We’ll keep you posted as her online teaching goes live, and we hope you’re as excited as we are to see more of Liz online. Until then, happy weaving!



Related items of interest: • Weaving BooksWeaving EquipmentOur yarnsSuper Bulky weight yarnsWool yarns

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