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Leigh k (Beegirl)
knit | spin | dye | weave
knit | spin | dye | weave


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Driftwood Poncho Warp: ebay perle cotton warp Weft: unknown cone of yarn from Salvation Army Double weave with hand embroidered embellishment. Hand knotted fringe. ~ Reclaimed can be beautiful.

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Farm Show
Had fun last week representing the Butler Guild by doing a weaving demonstration at the Butler Farm Show. The spinners hand spun Linda's beautifully prepared wool rolags into yarn for weaving.  I warped enough for two scarves and wove the second one at home...

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hash·tag noun On social media sites, a word or phrase preceded by a hash or pound sign (#) and used to identify messages on a specific topic. Sometimes I use the hashtag  #weaveallthethings when I share my work. That little tag really encompasses what I lov...

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Part Two: Construction
Weaving away. Blue warp:  Hand dyed indigo from a few years ago Terracotta warp:  Repurposed sweater Blue weft:  super super thin weight of a cotton cone yarn from the guild trash-to-treasure sale. Using a double bobbin shuttle for the thin weft making it t...

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Part One: Process
The first scarf I ever made was woven on a board with nails. Not knowing how to "weave" or what yarns to use, I made it up.. Shortly after that I started looking for sources of yarn that were  inexpensive.  Not knowing what proper weaving yarns were, I star...

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'Reclaimed Rosepath' 25"x 25" All reclaimed materials: three sweaters, Salvation Army cone,  and miscellaneous thrifted ball yarns. Mounted on found beaver-chewed driftwood. ~

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Fleece to Shawl..
{Before the Bath} This shawl was woven in about three hours using freshly hand spun, unwashed , wool. The yarns are springy-full-of-energy fresh  off the spinning wheel making weaving with them a challenge. Once the shawl is soaked and blocked the yarns wil...

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Something from nothing..
After all the precision work for the Master Weaving homework,  I woke up craving Saori. The warp was wound from scraps of yarns given to me from other weavers.  I love using cast-off, donated,  and reclaimed yarns. The Noro weft was dug from deeeeeep in the...

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Shop update..
Planning a shop update for June 24, 2017 at 7pm EST. 'Thick as Thieves' and 'Washi' will be included. Can't wait to get this new 'soft as a feather' base in the shop!! ~

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Sheep to Scarf Showdown..
For anyone near Pittsburgh.. come join us!! We will be at various locations around Historic Harmony, PA. Look for teams near The Bottlebrush Art Gallery, The Weaver's Cabin and Darn Yarn Needles and Thread!   There will be chances to win the final scarves.. ~
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