Remember a few weeks ago when I talked about how things were going to change around here?
Then remember a couple of weeks ago when I talked about the spin and weave along?
Well, things are moving along at a very nice speed. Lots of changes are coming and time is flying by so we just keep working and having new ideas and making more exciting work for ourselves.
Today I want to talk about the Spin and Weave Along, how it’s going to work, and then a little contest. This can work for people with floor looms, table looms or rigid heddle looms so everybody!
Have you signed up for the Weaving Newsletter yet? The first issue will go out on Friday November 24th. In that newsletter will be an opportunity to buy the kit for the Spin and Weave Along before everyone else can get it. The thing about that is there will be a limited number of kits available so having a subscription to the weaving newsletter may be advantageous.
The following week the kits will be available on my website. I will be taking orders for the kits and all kits will go in the mail on December 20th.
On January 1 we will begin the weekly newsletter that will go on for 4 weeks. Each week will include hints and tips and links. We will be using commercial yarn for the warp in this scarf project and we will be spinning the weft. You can either do exactly what I say or I can give a few ideas about how you can change things a little. Some little tips will be on the blog but the majority of the information will be found in the newsletter. Even if you aren’t interested in a kit, sign up for the newsletter and you can follow along with your own materials.
Together we will warp our looms, spin the weft, weave the scarf and talk about finishing. The yarn being used in Colorway 1 will be Spunky Eclectic Glimmer which is a Superwash Merino with a tiny bit of Lurex glimmer blended in. Colorway 2 and 3 are Spunky Eclectic Panda Sock which is a blend of Superwash Merino with about 35% Bamboo. The fiber we will be spinning is a very lovely Polwarth top.
Now for the contest. I am giving away one kit to a lucky winner. Here’s how you can enter; comment on this blog post!
But, if you would like to earn three additional chances to win you can share this post on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter – you just have to make sure you use the hashtag #SpinAndWeaveAlongWithBeth so that I can keep track of all the shares! Each share gives you another opportunity to win! You can will get to pick your favorite from the three available colorways. The winner will be drawn on Monday, November 27th and announced here!
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Fun idea. Thanks
I think I might have figured it out?
This sounds like something I could accomplish!
hi Beth, this comes at a good time for me I am a spinner-wanna be weaver.
I just signed up for the Weaving Newsletter and am eager to play along.
I’m so excited!
Ohhh. I need this to get me out of the holiday megrims! What a great idea! Thank you for making it available to rigid heddle folks too. Yum!
This looks so fun! Can’t wait to see how it goes! Maybe I’ll win a kit and participate. 🙂
I have been telling Kat that I want to try weaving or spinning so maybe now it the time!
This sounds wonderful!
I need to dust off my wheel AND my loom. Maybe this is what I need?!?!?
I spin, I knit, and whenever I’m asked if I weave my response is, “Not yet”. If I am lucky enough to win I’ll make the leap. I’ve already signed up for the newsletter so I am halfway there.
Heck yes, what a great giveaway! Count me in, lady!
Sounds like fun!
Can I use a drop spindle for the spinning part?
Absolutely! Use whatever spinning tool you like!
I am really excited to combine my spinning and weaving!
This is awesome. A good reason to practice both my spinning and weaving. Thanks!
I’m excited about this!! I so want to combine my spinning and weaving more!!
I’ve only combined my handspun and weaving once and I’m anxious to learn mroe!
Thanks Beth! This is just what I need to jump start my weaving mojo again. It’s going to be exciting. Colourways look awesome!!
Hello, I am new to this but would like to enter please 🙂
This sounds truly inspirational!
This sounds right up my street 🙂
I shall go and sign up for the newsletter!
… are Tiaras an optional extra?
Tiaras are optional but recommended!
Beautiful colors, beautiful fibers!
I have a small table loom and am anxious to learn. Sounds like another rabbit hole to me:)
Can’t wait for this!
This is great timing! I just tried making the warp for a scarf on my @new-to-me 4 shaft table loom, & I have already forgotten what to do! I don’t think I have tried spinning Polwarth yet… you have such an excellent sense of color, Beth! These are beautiful’
The color is all Amy King at Spunky Eclectic. She gave me many choices and I narrowed it down to these three.
Let’s do this Diane!!!
this sounds and looks wonderful, but not signing up directly for anything in Jan if I don’t have my Syllabus for school yet (grad school sucks on my fiber arts time, but I’m still getting some things done).
You can always sign up for the weaving newsletter and just save them and work on it later…..
Ohhh, I love colors 2 & 3 especially!
This sounds like fun. I retire from the real job on January 1, so this would give me a fun project to work on in the new year.
Let’s do this Annette!
Beth, I love this giveaway and the weaving newsletter. This sound like a lot of fun and an area I am interested spinning tomweave. Thanks for putting this together.
I’m a weaver and a beginner spinner. This a the perfect hand holding to take the leap to spin to weave. It will be a great activity for this winter. Can’t wait.
I love the blues and the yellows how pretty!
How fun! This sounds wonderful 💚
I spin and have done some weaving. I would love to do more weaving, this sounds great!
I am a spinster, and I have a rigid heddle I’d like to learn to use better.
I am a newish spinner and weaver and am loving both, even when I get it wrong!
What a fun idea! Using the pre-made yarn for warp and getting to have fun designing a weft! Can’t wait to give this a try.
This sounds like fun! And perfect timing. I really want to use my handspun–even the stuff I made early on but need direction and group inspiration!
Sounds like a great way to start the new year!
This sounds like a lot of fun. I am new to weaving and am using a Schacht Flip Loom. I have been spinning since the 90s.
This sounds like the impetus I need to take the rigid heddle loom I have and actually learn to use it.
This is a fantastic idea! I am doing a breed study on Polwarth and love the fiber!
This sounds like fun. I just found your website on Mielke’s Fiber Arts Newsletter.
Looks like a great idea. Fresh way to start 2018.
I just saw your post on Mielke’s newsletter too! I’ve been wanting to learn to weave and this might just do the trick!
Looks like fun! Great colors.
I’m a new spinner so this sounds like so much fun!
I spin, knit, weave, sew but seem to be only knitting lately. This will give me the kick in the seat of the pants to get back to other loves! Newsletter subscription completed!!
I’m so excited! This looks like fun. Hopefully I can play along (work gets busy).
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I’ve been spending most of my time weaving – rigid heddle, floor, and tape looms. Spinning skills are a bit rusty but in progress of bringing them back up to speed. I don’t knit at all, barely crochet and need to do figure out something with the hand spun yarns. This sounds like a great jumping point.
This sounds like fun. I’ve never done one of these. Looking forward to it.
I love this idea! I’m an adequate weaver, but a beginning spinner. This should help progress with both. What beautiful kits!
What a great way to start the Winter…..so nice to spin and weave with cold rain outside!
So much fun ahead!!!
I signed up for the weaving newsletter and look forward to exploring more in the fiber world! Thanks for doing this!
Woot! Giveaways rock, and this is some really rad stuff! 🙂 I tend to spin more in the winter, and crochet more in the summer? Trying to get my warp-weighted loom set up for some fun low-tech weavin with my kid this winter, too!
This sounds like fun! Thanks for having a weave-along and giveaway! I need to go sign up for the newsletter next. ❤️
My local arts council sponsors a “Fun A Day” activity in January as a way to work on projects after the frenzy of the holidays. This would be great for me as my Fun A Day project.
This would be a fun way to kick off a new year! Thank you for offering the giveaway!
so fun, I doe spin but have never learned to weave yet 😉
On behalf of my nearly 9 year old, who’s the weaver in the house. She thinks it’s neat to have her own stash. (though right now it fits into a large shoe box) And thinks weaving WITH people would be “awesome”
I’d love to win! good luck to all!
I’m a novice spinner and weaver but a true lover of yarn and wool and color would LOVE to win!
What fun – a combination of my (current) 2 favorite ways to play with fiber! I’m looking forward to seeing the scarves that bloom from this.
I weave, spin, and do just about anything that involves fiber arts.
I have spun for ages and just started weaving so this is nice serendipity!
what fun! i’ve never spun but have started weaving and would love to try this
This sounds like a great way to start the new weavinf year.
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this sounds like awesome good fun!
I have followed you since you had The Loft website. Thank you for all the inspiration and sharing your love for all things beautiful. I always look forward to your posts on Instagram.
That’s so nice to hear! Thank you!
Love this! Can’t wait to see all the awesome weaving / spinning 🙂