Throughout the year I am constantly talking about new equipment, books, and more for your weaving studio. There are many posts here on Warped Fibers that you can read through if you are looking for something specific (links to specific posts at the end of the post!) Sometimes, though, you don’t really know what you want or you want to be able to just send link to your loved ones who won’t take “no gifts, please” as an answer.
We all know them.
Perhaps your weaving wish list is not exactly the same as mine, but hopefully it will give you an idea of where to start making your own or give you some new ideas for what you can add to yours!
So let’s go over some fun weaving and weaving related gifts that would be great for any weaving studio!
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Yarn you have been waiting to buy
Starting out, of course we all want more yarn!
That being said, if you are anything like me then there is definitely some yarns that are on the more expensive side that you just might not be able to get for yourself. Or there are yarns that you want, but can’t justify because you don’t have plans for them.
The holidays or birthdays are the perfect time to get these fun yarns to add to your stash!
Below are just some of the yarns that I have had my eye on for various reasons.
This yarn looks so luxurious! It comes from Peru and is made up of superwash wool, silk, and cashmere. This yarn should be super soft and just look at those colors!
Recommended warp sett: 8 – 16 EPI
I am imagining just how soft and beautiful this shiny linen will be once it has been washed a few times! This linen is wet spun which makes it shiny plus it is a long-line linen which makes it incredibly durable.
Recommended warp sett: 12 – 15 EPI
This cotton yarn gets its color from using a printing press and hand printing. This idea is really fun and unique and I love the uniqueness that each hank will get from this process!
Recommended sett: 8 EPI
It’s banana yarn…
I’m not sure how much more I need to say. This just sounds like a yarn that would be fun to play with!
Of course, there is nothing wrong with also just wanting more of your favorite yarns that you already use!
When in doubt, most yarn retailers will have gift cards that can be purchased. That way you can buy the yarns you want when you want them!
More looms always
Is there a such thing as too many looms?
If you ask me, then no!
I do all sorts of weaving between my personal artwork, teaching, and creating here at Warped, that it definitely helps to have many different looms available. Even if you don’t have all of those things to juggle, having more looms can be great for working on more than one project at a time.
In the middle of a weaving but can’t get an idea out of your mind? Having more looms can give you an outlet for more ideas!
These are looms that I have not yet tried, but have been eyeing for awhile.
I love my Schacht Flip rigid heddle loom and pretty much every Schacht product I have tried. So since I am primarily a tapestry weaver, it only makes sense to have the Arras on my weaving wish list. While I love weaving on a simple frame loom, having a dedicated tapestry loom has it’s own advantages.
Similar to the Schacht above, the Mirrix Zach loom is a dedicated upright tapestry loom with a shed system and comes with 4 different sized coils (their version of a reed). This means that it can be used for a variety of tapestry sizes. No need to choose!
There is no shortage of weaving tools out there and in the grand scheme of things I have very few of them! Weaving tools are generally meant to make weaving a little faster or a little easier.
I have always used fishing weights and film cannisters/ pill bottles whenever I need some extra tension on warps or when a warp breaks. I am really interested in the fact that these allow you to vary the weight and get a more precise tension. Of course, they also look a lot nicer!
These have been on my radar for a while because they just look so fun! These stick shuttles are supposed to be used to not only hold your weft yarn but also to beat your weft into place. The wavy shape creates non-straight picks of weft for an added dimension to your weaving!
Just like looms, there really isn’t a such thing as too many weaving books. I love adding books to my personal studio library because I really believe that it is important to always be learning.
When in doubt, weaving books are such a great gift because you can come back to them time and time again for information and inspiration. For more book recommendations (books I currently own and recommend) check out my supplies page!
I am so excited about this book! Susan was my weaving teacher when I was at VCU and she is the reason that I teach.
Pulled warp is a fascinating technique that creates 3 dimensional weavings. Tapestry with Pulled Warp is only available for pre-order right now, but it will be a part of my library when it comes out!
I have said it before and I will say it again: I can never get enough books on textile art history! So while this book is not focused solely on weaving, there is probably a lot of really great and interesting information about all kinds of fiber art.
The Warped Fibers Shop
So maybe not on my wish list, but I can’t create a gift wish list without mentioning my own shop! Whether you are wanting to learn a new skill or you are wanting to show off your love of weaving you can grab these items right here on Warped Fibers!
This kit is a great option for beginner weavers or anyone wanting to learn a new way to weave! Embroidery weaving is perfect for creating shaped weavings with little effort and for weaving without a loom! The embroidery weaving kit comes with everything you need to create 3 sample weavings and 1 finished piece.
This is NOT a project kit, instead it walks you through the technique and allows you to sample and explore!
This tool pouch is huge! At 8.5″ x 11″ it can hold a lot of your weaving tools for organizing your studio or bringing your supplies with you on the go.
You can grab it on it’s own or add it on to your kit purchase for a discount!
Who doesn’t love stickers? These stickers are weatherproof so they are perfect for your car or to put onto your water bottles or tumblers. They also feature a split back for easy application.
It’s the little things.
You can now purchase any digital Warped Fibers products as gifts! When you check out, just click “send as a gift”. You can then enter their info and add a message. They will then receive an email to let them redeem their gift!
Want to learn how to weave tapestry? It is more than just imagery (although that can be a big part of it too!) Follow along with this self-paced online course that you can take from anywhere at any time.
There are now 2 ways to take it – either purchase the whole course at once for a discount or “create your own” course by purchasing just the parts you want! Either way, get 10% off for being a member of the Warped Community!
Other weaving tools, supplies, and more!
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I wanted to list some previous posts just in case you are looking for something specific.
If you are a weaver then you are amazing! If you love a weaver then you are also amazing!
Let me know what is on your own wish list this year!