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Have you heard the phrase, “direct tie-ups” and wondered if that applies to your loom? Maybe you know your loom is a direct tie-up loom, but are curious if that puts you at a disadvantage?

Episode 73 of A Handwoven Experience will walk you through what a direct tie-up loom looks like and discuss how you work with it. You’ll no longer question whether you have a lesser loom than one with mutliple tie-ups. (I’ll give you a hint – a direct tie-up loom is a fabulous loom and you are fortunate to have it!)

Check out this week’s A Handwoven Experience video right here.

Show notes –

Direct tie-ups (a visual) – A weaver asked Madelyn about translating a draft that called for 6 treadles, to a loom that only has 4. Her recommendation? Use a direct tie-up. She lays out a draft that illustrates how to do this, including this very valuable tip – it only works for Jack looms, because it requires you to depress 2 treadles at a time. Other looms don’t let you do that. Here’s her fascinating blog post. 

(By the way, in case you didn’t know, I’m referring to Madelyn Van Der Hoogt. In my world, she might as well shorten it to one name like Oprah, Cher, Sting…. you get the idea. I love her!!)

Treadles and Tie-ups – If you want to hear more about these important components to any floor loom, you’re welcome to tune into episode 35 right here. 

October Weave Along

It’s happening! The October Weave Along has officially started and the participating weavers are already creating brilliant things! If you haven’t checked out this month-long weaving program yet, there is still plenty of time. You are invited to join us!

We have a Facebook group called the Acton Creative October Weave Along where weavers are connecting from all over! And there is much more information for you at the homepage right here. 

So if you are looking for some inspiration to return to weaving, or want to chat with other weavers, or simply want to try your hand at some 1/3 twill (our official October Weave Along pattern), this is the place for you! I can’t wait to see you there!

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