Keith Weaves

Band weaver and occasional dabbler in other fiber arts

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From one card-weaving warp, many patterns

Every year at the Minnesota State Fair I demonstrate my favorite off-loom weaving technique, card weaving. By spending just a few minutes between sections, flipping and turning cards to new initial positions, and changing the turning sequence, I was able to weave several bookmarks with a wide variety of patterns, all from the same warp. That’s one of several reasons why card weaving is really cool. Read More

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Finishing a band — A Tutorial

Here’s a quick tutorial showing how to finish a band by locking in the weft. Read More

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Tablet-weaving a necklace with pendant

I tablet-wove a necklace that seamlessly ended with a wider pendant with a double-faced Kokopelli pattern. Read More

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A weaving story taught me to count my blessings

Last year was difficult for me. Then a post on Pinterest changed everything. Read More

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Heather’s Hairband-Reprise

The hairband described in my last post turned out significantly different from Heather Torgenrud’s band that I modeled it after. Here’s my second attempt, using the same yarns as the model band’s.
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Heather’s Hairband

I and several of my colleagues at the Weavers Guild of Minnesota eagerly await the publication of Heather Torgenrud’s new book, Norwegian Pick-up Bandweaving. Read More

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Up, down, left, right, S, Z: tablet weaving’s confusing nomenclature

You pick up a book on card or tablet weaving at a bookstore or online, and learn how to do it. Later you find another book, but the instructions and diagrams are different. Your attempts to weave from drafts in the second book look awful. What’s wrong? Help is on the way!

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The tablet-woven belts of East Telemark, Norway—Part 2: A closer look

Several members of Scanweavers drove back to Decorah, Iowa for a second visit to the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum to examine the fabulous belts in their archives.

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The tablet-woven belts of East Telemark, Norway—part 1: Inspiration

 

Each year the Scanweavers (the Scandanavian Weavers Interest Group of the Weavers Guild of Minnesota) select a project for the year. Each member  weaves their own interpretation of the project. This year we elected to weave something that is inspired by an artifact at the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa.

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Doubled 10/2 cotton warp does not equal single 5/2 warp

What on earth led to even asking the question? And in what ways are they not “equal”? Ok, I’ll explain.

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