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Self taught fiber artist specializing in unique handwoven apparel & home decor fabrics. Custom orders welcome! #lsgcrafts @lsgcrafts

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1st 2 curtain panels coming off the loom. Turn down your volume; this one is pretty loud with all the spacers clanking as they fall off the cloth beam. Second shot is the panels having a bath πŸ› #lsgcrafts #weaver #weaving #handwoven #weaversofinstagram #loom #floorloom #offtheloom #warp #weft #fiber #yarn #cotton #cottolin #color #texture #pattern #neutral #lace #laceweave #lacecurtains #textiles #textiledesign #homedecor #interiordesign #customcurtains #curtains #handwoven #madeinbuckscounty #buckscounty #makersgonnamake

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Happily ahead of schedule & the curtains are progressing nicely. As I had none of the 12/2 warp yarn left, I'm using 8/2 cottolin as weft. I couldn't believe it, but I had not a single threading error and only 1 broken warp thread. Can't wait to see this on my windows!!!!!! #lsgcrafts #interiordesign #weaving #weaversofinstagram #handwoven #loom #floorloom #ontheloom #warp #weft #fiber #yarn #cotton #color #texture #pattern #lace #textiles #textiledesign #handwoventextile #howitsmade #handmade #curtains #homedecor #wovencurtains #lacecurtains #buckscounty #handmadeinbuckscounty #makersgonnamake #justweave #interiordesign

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So, this is what curtains look like before they're curtains! Thank you @alexander_leder for your inspiration & encouragement! The pattern will be spot bronson lace diamonds with a plainweave border. It's a 25ft. warp of 680 ends of 12/2 cotton so I'll be threading & beaming for the next week! #lsgcrafts #weaver #weaving #weaversofinstagram #handwoven #loom #floorloom #ontheloom #fiber #yarn #cotton #color #texture #pattern #lace #textiles #textiledesign #handwoventextile #howitsmade #handmade #curtains #wovencurtains #buckscounty #handmadeinbuckscounty #makersgonnamake #justweave

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Here is version 2. I resleyed for a bit of a tighter sett and used a pale blue 8/2 bamboo weft. It is just gossamer on the the white tencel warp! The second picture is scarf 1 after wet finishing & before pressingπŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ #lsgcrafts #weaver #weaving #handwoven #weaversofinstagram #warp #weft #ontheloom #fiber #yarn #tencel #cotton #bamboo #color #blue #white #4shaft #pattern #texture #textiles #textiledesign #maltesecross #makersgonnamake #handmadeinbuckscounty #handmade #buckscounty

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Maltese Cross on the loom. 8/2 tencel warp with 8/2 cotton weft. Woven in one of my favorite methods; 4 shaft overshot converted to 6 shafts with one pattern weft, no tabby πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™ #lsgcrafts #weaver #weaving #handwoven #weaversofinstagram #warp #weft #ontheloom #fiber #yarn #tencel #cotton #color #blue #white #4shaft #pattern #texture #textiles #textiledesign #maltesecross #makersgonnamake #handmadeinbuckscounty #handmade #buckscounty

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This is my COE doubleweave, doublewidth sample. This is my proudest doubleweave feat thus far. A nearly invisible fold. I did not use an extra thread or add and extra dent. Also the fact that it is 8/4 cotton, which can be very unforgiving, makes me prouder still! Whoop Whoop! #lsgcrafts #weaver #weaving #handwoven #weaversofinstagram #fiber #yarn #cotton #loom #floorloom #doubleweave #doublewidth #color #textiles #textiledesign #black #yellow #handwoventextile #COE #makersgonnamake #woven

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I LOVE this!!! It literally took me forever, but I'm sooooo happy with the results. I sketched the letters on graph paper 1st then crossed my fingers and went for it. Though it's ridiculously time consuming, the possibilities of doubleweave pickup up are infinite! #lsgcrafts #weaver #weaving #handwoven #weaversofinstagram #weave #loom #floorloom #4shaft #ontheloom #fiber #yarn #cotton #black #yellow #pattern #color #textiles #handwoventextile #textiledesign #makersgonnamake #iloveweaving #doubleweave #doubleweavepickup #thistookforever

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Some doubleweave going on. I'm weaving on the 4 shaft loom in the basement because it's too hot to weave upstairs! Right now I'm weaving two layers (I brought the black layer up to the top so you can see) but if you look near the cloth beam you can see a bit of doublweave pickup. Most time consuming weave ever, yet very satisfying! #lsgcrafts #weaver #weaving #handwoven #weaversofinstagram #loom #floorloom #4shaft #fiber #yarn #cotton #color #black #yellow #doubleweave #twolayers #doubleweavepickup #pattern #design #textiles #textiledesign #COE #makersgonnamake #buckscounty #toohot

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Color gamps from beginning to end. The two on the left are plainweave and the one on the right is my favorite 8 shaft twill. Sadly, not up to snuff for the COE requirements so I'll have to do this one again. I needed to have 1" of each color and fell just short after wet finishing. Oh well. Looks like there are some extremely colorful wall hangings in my future πŸ˜‰πŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸŒˆ #lsgcrafts #weaving #weaver #handwoven #weaversofinstagram #loom #floorloom #fiber #yarn #cotton #color #colorgamp #gamp #rainbow #allthecolors #plainweave #twill #8shaft #textiles #textiledesign #COE #texture #pattern #makersgonnamake #buckscounty

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We had our last guild meeting before the summer break today. I cannot express how amazing my guild is nor how much their words of encouragement mean to me. I've only been weaving for 4 years while some of these women have been working at the craft for 20, 30, 40 or even 50+ years. I am so inspired by their talents and feel prouder than ever to be a weaver. After our meeting, I warped my rigid heddle loom and took it with me to work, which is child care at the local YMCA. I see in this little girl the future of weaving and I am proud to be able to pass on the craft and can not wait to see what the future holds! Weave on!!!!! #lsgcrafts #weaver #weaving #handwoven #weaversofinstagram #loom #rigidheddleloom #rigidheddleweaving #warp #weft #fiber #yarn #weaversgonnaweave #weaversguild #guild #makersgonnamake #thefuture #littleweaver #makersgonnamake #teaching #learning #hwbc #handweaversofinstagram #ymca #handweaversofbuckscounty #buckscounty

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@digitam Here is a Philippine Edge. It's a series of knots worked from the left selvedge to the right. Then you turn over the piece and repeat the knots again from left to right. It makes a secure flat fringe and creates a cool braided effect😊 #lsgcrafts #weaver #weaving #handwoven #weaversofinstagram #handwovenrug #wovenrug #philippineedge #rugfinishing #fiber #yarn #texture #textiledesign #petercollingwood

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Last rug of the warp. This time I played around with color in the weft. I started with 5 different colors of green and slowly blended into blues #lsgcrafts #weaver #weaving #handwoven #weaversofinstagram #loom #floorloom #warp #weft #color #texture #pattern #textiles #textiledesign #handwoventextile #handwovenrug #wovenrug #fiber #yarn #makersgonnamake #buckscounty #madeinbuckscounty

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Ok, boundweave rug take 2. I eliminated the extra border repeat and am now weaving on opposites with just 2 colors. 2nd picture shows results of rug 1. In addition the the border threading error, there were some inconsistencies in my beat. Rug 1 will go to my girls but I am hoping that rug 2 will be a competition piece. It's looking good so far 🀞 #lsgcrafts #weaver #weaving #handwoven #weaversofinstagram #loom #floorloom #fiber #yarn #bigfatyarn #pattern #texture #color #onopposites #4shaft # #black #grey #textiles #textiledesign #rug #wovenrug #handwovenrug #rugweaving #boundweaverug #boundweave #buckscounty #makersgonnamake #whenatfirstyoudontsucceed #trytryagain

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I couldn't help myselfπŸ˜‰ Now on the loom, 4 color boundweave rug. It's 25" wide and I'm aiming for about 45" or 50" in length. This is going much faster than the COE sample. It's about 48ppi as opposed to 96ppi! #lsgcrafts #weaver #weaving #handwoven #weaversofinstagram #loom #floorloom #warp #weft #fiber #yarn #cotton #wool #pattern #texture #color #textiles #textiledesign #boundweave #handwovenrug #wovenrug #rug #boundweaverug #makersgonnamake

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What do you do when you're at work and can't weave? You make little looms out of cardboard and teach kids how to weave! They loved it❀️ #lsgcrafts #weaver #weaving #handwoven #weaversofinstagram #loom #cardboardloom #teachingkidstoweave #makersgonnamake

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Well it's far from perfect so I'll use this as a guide when I do the sample again. All in all, I'm pretty happy with the results given that I've never done any of these techniques before. In addition to the Soumak I showed yesterday, this also shows double locking soumak, soumak ridges, two color weft chaining and weft chaining encircling 2 then 4 warps. The 2nd picture is the wrong side of the soumak #lsgcrafts #weaver #weaving #handwoven #weaversofinstagram #loom #floorloom #warp #weft #fiber #yarn #cotton #wool #pattern #texture #color #textiles #textiledesign #soumak #lockingsoumak #weftchaining #COE #makersgonnamake

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Another day, another COE sampler. This one will be Soumak. 1st is regular Soumak, then locking Soumak and then two color locking Soumak #lsgcrafts #weaver #weaving #handwoven #weaversofinstagram #loom #floorloom #warp #weft #fiber #yarn #cotton #wool #pattern #texture #color #textiles #textiledesign #soumak #COE #makersgonnamake

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