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Newsletter Archive: News031013

Hi everyone,
Easter and spring are quickly coming. Here are some highlights of projects I’ve been working on the past few months.

Felted Quail Eggs
Why not felt a few eggs for your Easter basket?

Felted Easter eggs

Rebuilder Tapestry
A new tapestry is underway at Chichester Cathedral.

Felted Pillow
How to make a felted cushion cover.

Why Knit
Some of the health benefits of knitting.

Felted Waterlily
Knit and felt some flowers.

Russian Join
What is a Russian Join?

Fingerless Mittens
Fingerless mitten patterns.

Nalbinding Iphone Case
Make a bag for your Iphone using nalbinding.

Free Crochet Bowl Patterns
Crochet a bowl with leftovers from your stash.

Earth Sky Retreat
Earth and Sky meditative art workshops coming up soon in Ireland and Italy.

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ANTIQUE SPINNING WHEEL / WALNUT / 33” HIGH

$179.95
End Date: Saturday Sep-7-2019 17:09:43 PDT
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Charkha book style spinning wheel

$130.00
End Date: Tuesday Sep-3-2019 18:56:25 PDT
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Newsletter Archive: news102712

Hi Everyone,

Christmas is coming faster than we think. Here are some projects that you might like to try.

Needle Felted Christmas Ornaments
You can easily make needle felted Christmas decorations using a cookie cutter as a template.

Santa Doll
Knit a Santa doll and make him a hand felted Santa suit.

Super Simple Scarf Pattern
Here is an easy scarf that can be quickly knit up using handspun yarns.

Paivatar Yarns
As many of you may know, in addition to managing the All Fiber Arts website, I also work as a handweaver and spinner.

Earth and Sky
When the Christmas rush is over, how about an artistic and meditative retreat?

Marketing Crafts Online
A few things I’ve discovered recently about selling your crafts online.

Knitting Clock
A clock that knits. One of our Facebook members shared this link. The website is in German so you may need to turn on the translator in your browser.

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ANTIQUE SPINNING WHEEL / WALNUT / 33” HIGH

$179.95
End Date: Saturday Sep-7-2019 17:09:43 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $179.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Charkha book style spinning wheel

$130.00
End Date: Tuesday Sep-3-2019 18:56:25 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $130.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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Newsletter Archive: news081012

Date: August 10, 2012

Hi Everyone,

Big O Games
Have you been watching the Olympics?
Some enthusiatic knitters got into a bit of trouble with their knitting.
https://www.allfiberarts.com/2012/big-o-games.htm

Spears Weaving Loom
I found this lovely little child’s loom on Ebay. It’s perfect for weaving small tapestries.
https://www.allfiberarts.com/2012/spears-loom.htm

Felted Necklace
An easy project for a beginner Felter.
https://www.allfiberarts.com/2012/felt-necklace.htm

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How to Weave a Rya Rug
A video deomstrating how to make a rya rug on a floor loom.
https://www.allfiberarts.com/2012/rya-rug-video.htm

Weaving Workshops
Since I have now ‘semi-retired’ I will be offering private classes from my small weaving studio in the UK. Please contact me for further information if you are interested.
http://www.paivatar.com/studio/classes.htm

In our Forum
Ikat Towels
http://forums.delphiforums.com/fiberarts/messages/?msg=2275

All Fiber Arts Group on Facebook
In addition to our ongoing Delphi Forum, I have also started up a Facebook Group for weavers and fiber artists who like to use Facebook. Come join our friendly group if you like.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/335350539860002/

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ANTIQUE SPINNING WHEEL / WALNUT / 33” HIGH

$179.95
End Date: Saturday Sep-7-2019 17:09:43 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $179.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Charkha book style spinning wheel

$130.00
End Date: Tuesday Sep-3-2019 18:56:25 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $130.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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Newsletter Archive: news061202

Date: June 12, 2012

Hi Everyone,

It is the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend. All the shops and streets are decorated in red, white and Blue. Parades, street parties and festivities are on everywhere.

Jubilee Knitting
Knitters have been busy with projects to mark this special occasion.
https://www.allfiberarts.com/2012/jubilee.htm

Shetland Squares
I purchased a sample pack of Shetland roving and thought this would be lovely spun up and knitted into an afghan.
Here are some of the squares and knitting patterns…more to come.
https://www.allfiberarts.com/2012/shetland-square-charts.htm

Felted Posey Pot
When a felt bag goes wrong and turns into a flower pot.
https://www.allfiberarts.com/2012/posey-pot.htm

Striped Towels
http://forums.delphiforums.com/fiberarts/messages/?msg=2261

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All Fiber Arts Group on Facebook
In addition to our ongoing Delphi Forum, I have also started up a Facebook Group for weavers and fiber artists who like to use Facebook. Come join our friendly group if you like.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/335350539860002/

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ANTIQUE SPINNING WHEEL / WALNUT / 33” HIGH

$179.95
End Date: Saturday Sep-7-2019 17:09:43 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $179.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Charkha book style spinning wheel

$130.00
End Date: Tuesday Sep-3-2019 18:56:25 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $130.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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Newsletter Archive: news122511

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.

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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ANTIQUE SPINNING WHEEL / WALNUT / 33” HIGH

$179.95
End Date: Saturday Sep-7-2019 17:09:43 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $179.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Charkha book style spinning wheel

$130.00
End Date: Tuesday Sep-3-2019 18:56:25 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $130.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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Newsletter Archive: news070111

Hi Everyone,

Happy Canada Day!
This spring has been another busy one for me. I have left London and have moved to the small city of Chichester, UK which is located on the south coast of England. Chichester is famous for its cathedral spire which towers over the landscape.

Chichester
has quite a nice fabric and knitting store that is filled with lovely knitting yarns, sewing fabrics, needles and notions.

C and H Fabrics

There is also another sewing store that specializes in its own unique designs and patterns and is located just down the street from where I live.

Clothkits

On my loom:
My loom is now unpacked and dressed again – this time with a hemp warp for making a Rya tapestry.
Hemp Rya Tapestry
I am also busily working away at updating the Allfiberarts website to WordPress. Many links still need to be checked as old pages are being converted to the new format.

#1 Button:
If you find one of the pages at All Fiber Arts to be helpful to you, why not give it a vote of approval by clicking the new #1 button that can be found near the top of the page.

Elsewhere on the Web:

Brocade Weaving Gives Dao women a new lease of life


Igo’s close-knit club gives away project to needy


Yarn Bombing

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ANTIQUE SPINNING WHEEL / WALNUT / 33” HIGH

$179.95
End Date: Saturday Sep-7-2019 17:09:43 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $179.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Charkha book style spinning wheel

$130.00
End Date: Tuesday Sep-3-2019 18:56:25 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $130.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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Newsletter Archive: news020211

Hi Everyone,

I hope that you all had a good Christmas and New Years. The days are flying by for me and I’m looking forward to spring coming soon here in London.

Sari Silk
I’ve been doing a bit of weaving in my new studio at Wimbledon Arts Centre. I purchased some sari cloth, and cut it into strips and used it as weft for this project.

Kindle
I also bought a Kindle reader recently and have discovered that there are lots of craft books available for my new toy.

Valentines
I have updated links for those who like to make Valentine’s Day projects

Weaving with your feet
Zohre Etezadolsaltaneh,49, weaves using her feet at her home in Tehran Inspiring!

From our Forum members

 

Sectional Warp Beams
Weaving Tour to Guatemala
Spinning
Spinning Cashmere

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http://forums.delphiforums.com/fiberarts/chat

All Fiber Arts on Facebook
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All Fiber Arts on Twitter
Follow along for the latest updates.

Google Translate

I have added the Google Translate bar to the website, so that the pages can be translated into almost any language. I hope that you will find this a useful addition.

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