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Joyful Weaving on Rigid Heddle Looms: A Collaboration with Curly & Yarny

September 21, 2021

Joyful Weaving on Rigid Heddle Looms: A Collaboration with Curly & Yarny

At Gather, we love collaborating with weavers and designers from all over. We are so pleased to feature a pattern from Curly & Yarny as part of our Campfire Collection! Mylena, the creative spirit behind Curly & Yarny, posts weaving tutorials both on her website and on her popular YouTube channel. Her enthusiasm about rigid heddle looms is infectious! The joy of weaving shines through her face in every post.


Inspired by our Campfire colour palette, Mylena created the Lakehouse Rigid Heddle Scarves. This pattern features two of Mylena’s real gifts: designing plaids and using fine yarn on a rigid heddle loom. Using a luxurious silk/alpaca blend, this pattern creates two different scarf designs on a single warp. Each scarf uses different weft patterns to pull out blocks of plaid and colour-and-weave designs. The result is a beautiful exploration of the design possibilities within simple plain weave. And because the pattern creates two scarves, you can keep one for yourself and gift the other!


We love seeing what weavers like Mylena come up with, and we hope you do, too. Weaving is a living tradition with room for all sorts of looms where creative weavers can play and explore. Mylena embodies the curiosity and excitement about weaving that we work to nurture in our weaving community. We hope that you catch some of her spark!


To see more from Mylena, check out the Lakehouse Rigid Heddle Scarves and the Curly & Yarny YouTube channel.