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Why Join a Kit-of-the-Month Club

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Why Join a Kit-of-the-Month Club

You love to weave! Whether you are new at it or it’s been in your life for many years, weaving is something you just love to do. When you are weaving, it feels like the world has receded just a bit and you’re more relaxed and more satisfied with who you are. When you do what you love, your life just seems a little brighter. Your life is busy! There are just soooo many things on your plate. The list is long and taking the time to decide on what to weave, to find time-tested instructions, to gather all the...

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The Meaning of a Prayer Shawl

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The Meaning of a Prayer Shawl

Peace of My Heart™ Prayer Shawl “The passion you have for weaving is a gift: Treasure it, and honor the gift by exploring it, developing it, expressing it, and sharing it with those around you. Do that, and your love of weaving will be a joy forever.” Sarah Jackson, Sarah Jackson Design Sarah Jackson  Sarah Jackson knew she was a weaver from the first time she saw the beautiful colors of yarn on a loom.  She was a young girl on a camping trip to secluded Northern New Mexico where she happened on Craft House (a weaving cooperative founded by Rachel Brown and...

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Weave Love, Give Love!

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Weave Love, Give Love!

Love – still the best gift to give! When it comes down to it, all any of us really want is LOVE! Love is free for us to give — with all our hearts and soul! So why not weave a bunch of it into these luscious all-cotton towels and gift to those special people in your life! We’ve made it easy! Jodi Ybarra, our in-house rigid heddle designer has lovingly created our newest collection of Love Of My Heart Kitchen Towels for you to do just that! Jodi says these towels are so fun to weave. Although their designs look complicated,...

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A Whole Community of Inspiration!

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A Whole Community of Inspiration!

Joy of Weaving Creativity is a way of life! Whether you’re just learning the art of weaving or a master at the loom, take a moment to think about why you started weaving. Did you learn on your own, or from a friend or family member? What was the very first pattern you made on your loom? Did you keep your first piece of art, or give it as a gift of love? I hope while reflecting on your adventures through weaving you felt a sense of joy, relaxation, and inspiration to keep doing what you love! Weaving is an...

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Peace of My Heart™ Prayer Shawl in Tencel

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Peace of My Heart™ Prayer Shawl in Tencel

Why Tencel? When Sarah Jackson and I first started designing the Peace of My Heart™ Prayer Shawl back in March 2020, our Chinese source of Tencel 8/2 had all but dried up due to COVID-19. So we decided to use Bambu 12 instead. We loved using Bambu 12 for the gossamer-fine fabric it would give when woven at 30 ends per inch. Perfect for a very special prayer shawl. We knew that the lightness, the drape, the flowing fabric would be well worth the time and concentration necessary to produce this sacred cloth. It’s been a huge success! Thank you for all your wonderful support! New...

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