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November 2020 Newsletter

This year, make your holidays handmade with these great gift ideas. We have more projects coming your way all season! We’re starting off with a fabulous doubleweave project and a cozy stuffed panda made on the Zoom Loom.

Leo The Cat Doubleweave

Designed by Anu Bhatia
Find the pattern here!

In doubleweave, two layers are woven at the same time. In pick-up, weavers manipulate warp ends manually with a pick-up stick to create various weave structures. In doubleweave pick-up, weavers use two colors (woven in layers) and pick up threads from one layer or the other to create a design. The pick-up stick raises warp ends so the colors switch places on the top or bottom layer of the fabric. A graphed pattern, such as a cross-stitch pattern, works very well for this technique. Meticulously following the graph row by row and column by column, the weaver creates a pixelated graphic in fabric.

New to doubleweave pick-up? You’ll love Anu’s tutorial.

Zoom Loom Panda

Designed by Deborah Bagley
Find the pattern here!

Everybody needs a hug, and this panda will happily deliver! Use a soft acrylic yarn for washability.

Finished Size: approximately 20″ wide x 24″ high

Yarn: Premier Yarns Everyday, worsted weight, 203 yds/4 oz

Equipment: Zoom Loom; 5″ needle; tapestry needle; straight pins (optional)

Notions: stuffing; felt remnants in black and white; fabric glue

Get Inspired to Keep Crafting

In this video, Jillian Moreno is interviewed by Stephanie Flynn-Sokolov on all things crafting during COVID. In the months ahead, we may find ourselves continuing to spend more time at home. Jillian reminds us to make the most of it and find a sense of purpose through our arts and crafts goals.

Wearable Gifts Round Up

Looking for something wearable to make for a friend or family member? We’ve collected some of our favorite wearable gifts from our project archives!

Snowflake Scarf Designed by Judy Pagels

Find the pattern here!


Lassie Shawl Designed by Stephanie Flynn-Sokolov

Find the pattern here!

lassie shawl berocco


Blanket Cape Designed by Melissa Ludden Hankens

Find the pattern here!


Happy and Safe Handmade Holidays!


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