On The Loom Blog

Dominoes Scarves

Written By: Muffy Young
Date: Friday, January 10th 2014
Dominoes new work

I'm pretty excited about these new scarves. The idea came from a warp I did in 2004. I wasn't selling at many shows then, and most were bought by friends so I have been seeing them over the years. I kept saying to myself, "Now that's a nice scarf, I wonder how I did that?" I took the Dominoes image from those, and combined it with a design I had done even longer ago, inspired by a weaving by the famous Bauhaus weaver and writer Anni Albers. This is nothing new, lots of my work is inspired by Anni Albers. Her book, On Designing has kept me going through many long nights of wondering what I'm doing here.

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Craft Boston Holiday

Written By: Sophia Lynch
Date: Wednesday, December 11th 2013
craft fair

Craft Boston, December 2013

Hello, there. Allow me to introduce myself, and to distinguish myself from the other two bloggers on this site. My name is Sophia Lynch, and I am neither Muffy Young nor Augie DeHainaut. I am not a weaver, nor, dare I say it, a craftsperson (I do make things, but mostly non-functional things). I am, however, a great appreciator of Muffy’s designs and skill, and I currently work for her as a studio assistant and fringe twister. Oh, and I am also her model (yes, that there is my chin on the front page). Anyway, I am an odd jobs person of sorts at Muffy Young Handweaving, and one of the privileges of my job this past weekend was to attend Craft Boston.

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Open Studios at Robin Originals

Written By: Muffy Young
Date: Tuesday, November 12th 2013

  • Friday November 29 ( Black Friday!!)
  • Saturday November 30 and Sunday December 1
  • when: 11-5
  • where: Robin Originals 23 Bradford Street, Concord MA, see calendar for map

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American Craft Exposition - Evanston, IL

Written By: Muffy Young
Date: Wednesday, August 21st 2013
craft fair

Getting set up at the ACE show in Evanston.

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New Loom

Written By: Augie DeHainaut
Date: Sunday, August 11th 2013
loom behind the scenes

This past week, we replaced the upstairs loom with a smaller one. We had had the 48" AVL Production Dobby Loom for a little over a year. It worked beautifully but, as avid readers may remember, it was a bit too big for the room. Eventually it had to go.

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