So you found a pattern you love, but don't have the exact yarn it calls for. Can you substitute a stash yarn or something other than what the designer specified? The answer, like so many in weaving, is it depends. This post will walk you through the process using the Running Stitch Napkins pattern.
As tapestry weavers, unless we are weaving free-form, we need to plan carefully and make a lot of decisions up front. That’s where sampling comes in. Sampling can take many forms and involve testing out the structure (warp and weft combinations), choosing colors, or fine-tuning with specific techniques. In this post, Kennita Tully touches on various methods of sampling.
Weavers use gamps to experiment with sett (epi), colors, structures, and yarn types. In this post, Penny shares a selection of gamps that she has woven with our yarn collections, the benefits of making them, and tips for successfully making your own.
This post explains how to adjust a weaving pattern to fit your loom. Resizing and adjusting a pattern to fit your loom’s width just takes a pencil, a bit of paper, and a calculator to help you successfully adapt the project.