We now offer dyed 18.9 micron Merino fibre from the South Island of New Zealand. It is combed top and is very easy to spin. The fibre is hand dyed in small batches and comes in nine different colour variations. We have given these fibres a very interstellar flavour with names taken from planets in our solar system. Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Terra, Mercury, Neptune, Luna, Saturn and Ceres and the choices available.
You can find them on the Majacraft web site here Merino fibre.
Visit your dealer where they can be ordered in 100gm bags.
Until next time
As a celebration of the release of Warp Speed and the coming release of the new 180mm mini circular loom, we have a competition for you.
Create a warping pattern using the pattern key and the template presented in Warp Speed, then share it and your weaving on the Circle Weaving Facebook group and be in the draw to win one of four new mini circular looms!
As a suggestions, try to put together something interesting/innovative/unique/useful/pretty. Winners will be selected at random so have a go and you might get a freebie!
The rules are these (and please don’t get too technical or uptight, this is supposed to be fun )
You have until midnight GMT 30th August 2014.
It is only open to members of the Circle Weaving Facebook group so join the group if you are not already a member
You must share it on the group. We like sharing knowledge rather than hoarding it here J (share pictures of the PATTERN and the WOVEN ITEM)
We would like to be able to put together interesting patterns into another tutorial that would get shared for free – you would of course be acknowledged for your contribution. Everybody wins then!
If you do not have a circular loom, print out the template and use that to make one out of cardboard. Alternatively you can use your knitting loom, hula hoop, or anything else round and warpable!
So there you go, join in the vibrant Circle Weaving community and in the process you could win yourself a new Majacraft circular loom.
Here is another link to Warp Speed
Until next time
Yes! Warp Speed is ready!
Warp speed is a collaborative tutorial/inspirational/ideas book for weaving on the circular loom It has been put together by Suzy Brown (Woolwench) and myself. We have been working on for quite a few months now and I am now delighted to release it to you.
So, a little bit about it. First off, the best bit, we are giving it away for FREE! So go download it and knock yourself out.
We have also worked to create a way of writing patterns that is easy to understand and replicate yourself. In an effort to come up with more ideas, there is also a template at the back of the book that you can freely print to make your own patterns with. I would encourage you to do this, and share them around. Suzy and I already have ideas for putting together patterns made up by the community to help spread it further (all with the appropriate acknowledgements and so forth ). If you read it and think there are shortcomings or additions to the pattern scheme we have come up with, let either of us know and we can edit and add to it. Everybody wins then.
We have also included pictures of many of the inspirational weavings created by people on the Circle Weaving Facebook group. I am really proud of the community that is building in the Circle Weaving group on Facebook and I am getting to live a little vicariously as well . They have been enthusiastic with their support of others and generous with their ideas which are shared freely in the group. It is so cool to see people working together to grow the craft. If you are interested, come along and join in!
Here is the link to the document Warp Speed
So go right ahead, download it, share it with others, experiment with some of the ideas and if you are willing, show me what you have made. I would love to see.
Until next time