Posts by Cally Booker

Cally Booker is a handweaver in Dundee on the east coast of Scotland. She designs, weaves, teaches and writes in her studio on the top floor of a refurbished jute mill. Cally is passionate about color, greedy for yarn and an unapologetic data geek.

Pegs, Boards and Mills: Tools for Making Warps

warping mill from above

When you wind a warp for a table or floor loom you are aiming to achieve two things: Measuring out a number of warp ends that are all the same length and keeping those ends in order. Here's how to get the results you want.

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Weaving FAQs: Troubleshooting Your Threading

Finding a threading error + More tread troubleshooting tips

We all make mistakes when we are dressing the loom, perhaps especially in the threading. This troubleshooting guide will help you to find and correct some of the most common slip-ups which occur when you are getting ready for weaving.

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5 Ways to Weave More Creatively This Year

Stash yarns

Whether you're eager to leap into loom action or still recovering from the holidays, the new year is a great time for a creative boost. Here are 5 simple strategies to stretch your creative weaving muscles in 2015.

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Understanding Double Weave Blocks

Blue and orange double weave blocks

If you are lucky enough to have a loom with 8+ shafts, then double weave blocks are yours to master – but beware their addictive powers! In this post, we explain the logic of working with blocks and suggest some possibilities to get you hooked...I mean started

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Add a Little Texture: Weaving With Weft Deflections

Weaving weft deflections on the Craftsy Blog!

Incorporating weft deflections in your weaving is a simple way to bring texture and movement to your handwoven pieces. In this article I will describe how to use a block threading to encourage waywardness in your weft. Read on!

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All Warm and Cozy: How to Weave a Bubble Scarf

Weave your own bubble scarf — DIY on the Craftsy Blog

The rippling surface of a bubble scarf is a visual and tactile delight: full of interest and incredibly warm and comfortable as well. And the best news of all is that it is very simple to make!

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