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AFA Newsletter 122511

Hi Everyone
Merry Christmas
Here is a Christmas ECard for you. I hope that you and your family are well and that life is good.
Christmas ECard

As my big loom is tied up in a lengthy project, I’ve found a new passion for the small portable loom. I have been spending some of my time studying more about the weaving and textile arts of my ancestors and weaving belts and braids using weaving cards and rigid heddle types of tape loom
Sami Woven Belts and Braids

During this exploration I discovered a not very well known type of weaving reed that has an additional set of holes or slots that is designed to carry the pattern warp. This makes it easy to pick up the pattern while weaving the ground weft.

Rigid Band Heddle Weaving Patterns
Pickup Weaving drafts for Finnish style belts and bands.

Sami Double Slot Weaving Reeds
Instructions for how to weave on a Sami style 2 slot weaving reed.

Sami 2 hole Weaving Reed
My new weaving loom – a Sami double hole weaving reed.

Sami Band Weaving
Sue Foulkes has written a book about Sami band weaving.

Sarah Lund and The Killing Sweaters
Sarah Lund Sweater Pattern
I don’t know if you are a follower of the Danish mystery series, The Killing – but the star of the show, Sarah Lund wears some lovely sweaters. Here are the knitting patterns for the white sweater, the brown sweater and also the new red one.

Handeye Magazine
Handeye Magazine – a new journal about color and textiles.

US Weavers Guilds
If you would like your guild listing to be added to our website, please let me know.

Knitting – New Yoga
Knitting has been called, “the new yoga,” for its calming effects. Because knitting uses a repetitive motion of the hands, it creates soothing alpha brain waves.

I am still working on updating the Allfiberarts website to WordPress. Most of the work is now completed but there are still some pages to go. If you have any problems finding something, please contact me.

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