a personal approach to Weaving and Dye Workshops
Here are some of my favorite shops, retailers,
and resources available for your needs.
Some have a wide variety of yarns, weaving looms,
tools and equipment.
Some are specialty suppliers and local.
OK. so this isn't weaving related but this artwork is too lovely not to be featured here. The artist is a new friend, Roxellanne Medley of Coupeville, and her work is refreshing, spirited and reflects her love of all things natural - especially sea life.
Her passion is reflected in her ceramic work.
Roxellane's website is:
Alan makes wonderful spinning and weaving tools in Skagit Valley. swifts, skein winders, reels and warping boards, and smaller tools and toys to make your work easier and more joyful. You can see some of his work on this website:
is a great tool to hit the market. The primary purpose is to track your treadling, regardless of the number of shots in a unit. I use a lot of complex treadlings...upwards of 350 to complete a unit. What if the phone rings or the dog needs to go out? Post-it notes work but TempoTreadle will track the shot that you're on no matter how many in the treadling unit, and it'll save it for weeks or months at a time in case you don't get back to it right away. A great feature is that it will give you an error message if you hit the wrong treadle - wouldn't you like to know now instead of 5 inches later? It has so many other uses though. Please check out www.TempoTreadle.com for a video and additional information. This is the closest thing to being fully computerized that I've found and is a great asset to error-free weaving.
Bellatrista Luxury Yarns www.Bellatrista.com
They are vendors at many of the spinners/weavers conferences in Washington, too. Their yarns are extraordinary - especially the MILK yarns. To die for, or in my case, to dye for. They also carry SOY, BANANA and TENCEL yarns. Very unusual and very select. You'll be in love at first touch.