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October 31, 2023 newsletter

Holiday Gift Weaving Ideas

Shhhhhh – I know none of us want to face the inevitable…especially since today is Halloween…but Christmas isn’t that far away if you plan to give any of your handwovens away as gifts. We thought that giving you a ‘heads-up” with suggestions for your “seasonal” weaving might prevent from weaving like crazy during the week before the big day.

We’ve put together different kits that make perfect gifts at this time of year……

Christmas Crackle Placemats are the perfect seasonal project if you plan on having a festive table – nothing will help you (or a delighted receiver of these as a gift) create a festive look as Christmasy as your tree.

Twill & Grace Placemats could be woven in different colours – check out the note at the bottom of the Twill & Grace kit web page.

Holly & Berry Tea Towels are the perfect seasonal touch for your or someone else’s kitchen. Kits are available in both regular 8/2 cotton and 8/2 cottolin.

Lots to choose from and everyone loves receiving a handwoven tea towel to brighten their kitchen or a set of placemats for their festive table!


Christmas Crackle Placemats

Project Specs

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Weave structure: Crackle Weave
Material: 8/4 cotton and 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 8 Placemats and a short runner

Loom requirements:

4 shafts, 10 dent reed, weaving width: 16.2″


Twill & Grace Placemats

Project Specs

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: 4 shaft Twill
Material: 8/4 cotton & 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 8 Placemats plus
a wee bit more if you want a short runner

Loom requirements:

4 shafts, 12 dent reed, weaving width: 16.6″


Holly & Berry in Cotton or Cottolin

Project Specs

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: plain weave & (Atwater) Bronson Lace
Each kit makes: 4 tea towels

Loom requirements:

4 shafts, 12 dent reed, weaving width: 24″


School of Weaving

M’s & O’s goes on a Date with Huck and Colour and Weave!

These towels are a blend of ideas from one structure M’s & O’s with another – Huck and adding an overlay of Colour and Weave. You can learn more on how to influence M’s & O’s by using Huck theory at the School of Weaving in Season 7 Episode 9.

Watch the preview here!

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All David and Spring looms are in stock and ready to ship. Once ordered the looms generally take 5 days to reach our customers!


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