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Back from Conference

The SAORI Canada-US Conference and Post-Conference took place in Georgia over the last several days.  For those of us who have not yet had the pleasure of visiting Japan, it was an opportunity to finally meet Kenzo Jo, Akiko Jo,

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Blazing Shuttles Weave & Dye Weekend

Last weekend, we welcomed Blazing Shuttles, aka Kathrin Weber, to our studio for a 3-day Weave and Dye Workshop.  On Friday, twelve weaving students were welcomed by this beautiful selection of warps – what a way to start your weekend!

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Alabama Chanin – The Factory Grand Opening & Holiday Market

We love this regional designer and the story of her revitalization in her hometown of Florence, Alabama.  Natalie Chanin is expanding her space and invites everyone to a Grand Opening this Monday, November 18.  If you’re from the area or

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Cricket Featured by Martha Stewart

Chirping Crickets! The Schacht Cricket Loom is slated to be featured in the 2013 December Holiday Guide of Martha Stewart Living. The Cricket Loom is a simple rigid heddle loom that is affordable and portable, and makes weaving easy.   We

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Introducing! PLY – the magazine for hadnspinners

There’s a new kid on the block in the world of Handspinning and it goes by the name of PLY.  Jacey Boggs introduced this publication over the summer and just released its second issue.  This is a quarterly magazine with

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Warps & Wefts | September 2013 | SAORI Canada US Association Newsletter

Many thanks to Denise Prince, the editor of Warps & Wefts – the official SAORI Canada US Association Newsletter! Warps & Wefts SAORI Canada US Association Newsletter In This Issue Conference 2014 2 Studios 1 Event Your Threads: Salt Spring

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NEW from Schacht! Variable Dent Reeds!

As many of you who visit the studio are aware, Cheryl has had a side project with Schacht Spindle Company.  She has been playing with the short segments of rigid heddle, which are basically the building blocks of all the

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Loomed NOLA brings Turkey to New Orleans

There’s a relatively new face in town and they go by the name of Loomed NOLA.  The idea for this business began on a trip to Turkey where the young and energetic owners fell in love with the handwoven textiles

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SAORI at YES WE CAN

We had quite a busy weekend – while I was in Atlanta at Stitches South, Cheryl was spreading the word about SAORI locally.  On Saturday, she participated in the 8th annual “YES WE CAN” event, sponsored by a local church

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The Singing Weaver Comes to South Louisiana

As those of you who follow our website or the Ravelry group know, Weavin’ Place ~ SAORI style had the pleasure this weekend to host Nadine Sanders for a 3 day workshop. The focus was the Moorman inlay technique which

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