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December 2014

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The Xuron® Model 441 Thread & Cord Scissor is ergonomically designed with open handles that fit comfortably in smaller hands, has soft rubber grips, a Light-Touch™ return spring, and no finger loops. Featuring sharp, tapered cutting blades with one serrated edge for holding threads, cords and yarns that are difficult to cut, this easy-to-use scissor produces clean cuts.


Available from Dharma Trading Co. is what the company refers to as its “better Tjanting.” Hailing from a small village in Indonesia—the home of batik—these tools are handmade out of copper and teak wood. According to the company, what makes these tjantings “better” is the fact that copper heats more easily than brass, and their tips produce finer lines. Dharma Trading Co. has been selling fiber-arts supplies for more than 40 years,


Trait-Tex® School Roving Yarn, available from Blick Art Materials, is 100-percent acrylic, available in 10 different colors, and is individually bagged in convenient and handy dispenser packs. This three-ply, air-fluffed yarn comes in 8-oz. skeins, and measures approximately 450 feet in length.



Books related to the fiber arts are available through Royalwood Ltd.’s website. A Guide to Basketweaving, by Marie Pieroni, has 284 photos and illustrations, plus instructions on choosing and preparing raw materials, as well as gathering and using necessary tools to create basket structures.


Harrisville’s Peg Loom is an economical way for beginners to learn weaving techniques. This kit provides the materials needed to make a woven project up to 5.25" x 9" in size. Included are a 7" x 10" hardwood peg loom, 100-percent virgin wool yarn in assorted colors, cotton warp string, plastic needle, and illustrated instructions.

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      WABI-SABI ART WORKSHOP: Mixed Media Techniques for Embracing Imperfection and Celebrating Happy Accidents,
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