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Fashion Forward Face Coverings for Social Distancing

Face coverings have been recommended for many social encounters today, whether it is going to the store, using mass transit or going out to dinner with a close friend. Here is my take on a look that will help you comply with the request for facial coverings and not feel like you had to leave your personal style behind. All items on this page are $19 including US shipping.  Face coverings are washable, and are shipped direct from the factory to you to prevent any concerns about virus transmission.

This All-Over Print Neck Gaiter can be used as a face covering, headband, bandana, wristband, balaclava, and neck warmer.

  • 95% polyester, 5% elastane (fabric composition may vary by 1%)
  • Fabric weight: 6.19 oz/yd² (210 g/m²)
  • Breathable fabric
  • Washable and reusable
  • Four-way stretch fabric that stretches and recovers on the cross and lengthwise grains
  • One size
  • Printed on one side, reverse side is left blank
  • Download CPSIA compliance certificates here
  • Blank product components in the US and Mexico sourced from the US or China
  • Blank product components in the EU sourced from Lithuania
  • Free Shipping in USA

Due to the product’s growing popularity, fulfillment of this product is taking up to 3 weeks. Many arrive sooner.

Attention! The product is intended to be used as an accessory. The product is not intended to act as a medical device or other medical product, and should not be used as a replacement for conventional and approved personal protective equipment, including surgical masks or respirators.CDC suggests wearing face cloth coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. This additional safety measure helps protect others in case you have coronavirus, but don’t show any symptoms.

You should still follow other protective measures as well, and closely follow the latest recommendations from public health officials and CDC to make an informed decision about the use of these masks.

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Price: $19.00

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Weaving Glossary

A weaving word glossary designed for new weavers. Using this glossary will make it easier to understand and follow instructions from videos, project plans, and magazines. The Weaving Glossary has been sorted into sections to make it easier to find and understand the context in which you will find the weaving word used.

Price: $2.00

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10 Variations Drafts

Experience diversified weaving. These drafts are for a Two Tie block unit weave. While these drafts have been set up for a loom that has 18 Shafts- 16 are used for pattern and 2 for the tie-downs.  Variations 5, 6, 7 and 8 can be woven on a loom with as few as four shafts if weaver makes use of the principles of overshot block threading.  The drafts are optimized for lift plans versus treadling on a floor loom. This structure can require more treadles that what naturally exist on a floor loom. The lift plans work great for table looms.

The details of how the drafts were created can be found on https://www.facebook.com/groups/historicweaving/learning_content/?filter=1882671271757459 , you will have to request to join the Historic Weaving Group on Facebook, but there is no cost involved and there are detailed instructions on how this drafting process works.

The examples you see here, are reminiscent of point twill, overshot, freeform design (contemporary), and monks belt.

Using the information you learn with these drafts is it possible to weave 6 block patterns on an 8 shaft loom. Additionally, the fabric that you create will have no floats making it suitable for blankets, upholstery, and rugs.

These drafts are not “project designs” but tools you can use to sample and then create your own projects based on what you learned in the sampling process.

The product downloads as a .zip file with two folders, one for the tie-up version of the draft and the second contains the lift-plans.

The samples that you see on this page have been woven with a warp that is 30/2 cotton for the tie down threads, and a doubled 10/2 for the pattern threads.

 

Price: $10.00

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2019 Christmas Tree

Weave your own version of my 2019 Christmas Tree using either a drawloom or pickup techniques.  This draft file has been designed for a loom that can weave 41 blocks threaded in a point. ^  The structure for weaving the original project was Opphamta.  My drawloom is set up in a combination Damask and Opphamta tie-up. I wove the original using 30/2 silk threads for the warp and the weft.   If you are weaving with a Jacquard loom or a 40 shaft loom, it is assumed you will create a suitable background structure for your tree to prevent long floats. In the pattern area the floats will be 6 blocks or less making it suitable to be woven as a twill. To convert to a 40 shaft design you would eliminate the center block (block 41). The file you will download is a *.zip file, open it and you will find a *.wif file inside.

This design can be adapted to smaller looms by eliminating the rows at the bottom of the tree until you have enough shafts to weave the design on your loom.

 

Price: $3.00

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Mournin’ Max – Draft Solutions Book

Purchase this book as a companion to the Mournin’ Max Weaver Challenge Card Deck.

This 36 page book contains the solutions to the drafting problems posed by the challenge for rows 1-23 of the overshot sampler.

The book contains a simple weaving glossary (using hyperlinks) for new weavers to help make it easy to look up the word definitions.

This is the book a weaver who does not have software should purchase to have access to the Mournin’ Max sampler row drafts. Everything a non-computerized weaver needs is present.

The draft solution book files come in both e-pub and PDF format. The PDF format can be taken to your local print shop so that you can obtain a bound hard copy for your personal use.

 

Price: $10.00

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Draft Package for Mournin’ Max sampler project

The entire weaving draft package for the Mournin’ Max Overshot Sampler project.

There are 78 draft files in all – including drafts for selvedges, borders, and pattern rows.

Draft files are in .wif format – separate folders set up for treadles and lift plans. It is a simple matter of loading the file format you want into your favorite weaving software and weaving.

 

 

Price: $15.00

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Mournin Max – Celebrating 100 years of distance learning in weaving.

Learn about who Max is, and why I was inspired to weave the piece “Mournin’ Max”.

While this is a story about my weaving adventures, this e-publication contains valuable information about getting started designing overshot from analyzing a textile or a photograph.

This document is 22 pages in length and includes many color photographs and process notes for creating and weaving an overshot sampler based on Mary Meigs Atwater’s – Shuttle Craft Guild – Lesson 2   Honeysuckle Overshot.

Your purchase will gain you access to both the e-pub and the PDF file for download and reading.  The PDF can be taken to a local print shop and printed and bound if you prefer to have a printed copy.

 

 

Price: $5.00

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200 TC – My Inheritance

A 200 Thread Warp Challenge – My Inheritance

Download includes

PDF of Draft (does not require computer software to use)

.wif files of the draft

Article with pictures of the challenge and the story behind it.

Price: $5.00

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$200 Gift Certificate

Gift Certificate for $200, good towards the purchase of weaving sessions, or purchase from the shop.

Once the purchase is made you can download and print your certificate for easy gift giving.

Price: $200.00

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$100 Gift Certificate

Gift Certificate for $100, good towards the purchase of weaving sessions, or purchase from the shop.

Once the purchase is made you can download and print your certificate for easy gift giving.

Price: $100.00

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About Handwovens:
Weaving by hand is a “slowmade” product. There are many hours that go into planning, warping and threading a loom before something is actually woven. Because weavers use high quality materials to make their handwovens pricing may differ from what you would expect in a local store or mall.  A handwoven item will often last 10-15 or more times than an item that has been mass produced. Purchasing handwoven goods helps to preserve the art of handweaving for future generations.