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The Loomination Studio

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My current studio, in our home in Westminster, is the third official studio I've had and it's definitely my favorite! My studio has evolved over the years, as I've added new equipment and grown my collections of yarn and other supplies. I've always had a corner of my apartment that I could work in, ever since I finished grad school and actually had the time to work on creative things. My first official studio was when I moved from Boston to Lowell, a couple of years before I founded Loomination. It was in Appleton Mills, a gigantic former textile mill...

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2017: A Year in Review

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A review of the top nine Instagram posts on my profile @loominationstudio. These are the favorite posts liked by my followers in 2017. Come on over to Instagram to see updates from Loomination each day and keep on reading for a summary of each image. 1. Proposal at the loom! My Instagram followers were as excited that I was that my fiance proposed! We're planning our wedding for May 2018. 2. Giant selection of handwoven bamboo scarves! A close up of the scarves on my display at Crafts at Purchase, in Purchase, NY at SUNY Purchase in October 2017. 3....

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Loomination on the Cultivations Blog

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Cultivations is a carefully curated collection of handmade goods. They have been representing Loomination on their website for over a year and I have been honored to be a part of such a vibrant, inspiring group of artisans. Holly, the founder of Cultivations, recently visited my studio and featured it on the Cultivations blog. It's a beautiful, bright sunny day when we make the trip to visit weaver Leanne Tremblay at her home studio. We couldn't have planned a better day for a long drive through rural Massachusetts. Every bend in the long, winding country roads serves to settle us...

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New Pillow Designs!

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Finally time for a new design! I spend most of my time making and remaking the same designs, so it's a rare occasion that I get to try something new. I've had this particular pillow design on my mind for the last few months, since I made one for my bed back in January, when I had a bit of spare warp on my loom. Pillow weaving in progress in hunter green. After weaving, I removed the fabric from the loom, washed and dried it to preshrink, and sewed a hidden YKK zipper inside. The pillow insert can be quickly...

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