Episode 023: Liz Gipson of Yarnworker on Rigid Heddle Weaving

Today on the show, I’d like to introduce you to someone who has been an inspiration and mentor in my life, Liz Gipson. Some of you might know that Liz is the person who invited me to teach a spinning course on Craftsy.com and later worked with me for several months developing the content and then helping me film the course, Spinning Dyed Fibres.

Liz has been absolutely instrumental in the spinning and weaving community for years now. She is passionate about yarn — growing it (as in raising her own sheep and goats), spinning it, and as she says “making it do tricks”. She loves introducing newcomers to weaving using the rigid heddle loom and to help those who are already weaving weave better. She is the author of Weaving Made Easy and instructor in several rigid heddle weaving DVDs.

Liz is also the former managing editor of Spin-Off and Handwoven magazines and she has made numerous appearances on PBS, DIY, and HGTV networks. She is a founding committee member of Spinzilla, the international spinning event that is held each October. AND in 2013, she launched Yarnworker.com, a source for rigid-heddle weaving patterns and tutorials. She is also in the midst of writing another book.

Links and Things

You can find Liz at:

Yarnworker Pattern Catalogue Giveaway

For our giveaway this week, Liz has been generous enough to offer the entire back catalogue of Yarnworker weaving patterns to one of our lucky listeners. If you are interested in rigid heddle weaving and looking for some patterns designed to make things on this kind of look, please enter our giveaway at the giveaway page. Good luck!

Thanks for Listening!

Thank you so much for joining me this episode! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your fellow spinning and weaving friends. And if you like what I’m doing here, please leave a rating and review on iTunes for the show. I read each and every email and bit of feedback, whether it’s on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, so I welcome your comments.

Thank you so much to Liz for joining me this episode. Until next time!

Music Credits:

The Young and Beautiful – by Ivory Hours
Her Heart – by Chris Fairbank (on NoiseTrade)

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About Felicia Lo

founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver, youtuber + author // been writing this blog about colour and craft since 2004 // see what I am making @lomeetsloom and @sweetgeorgia.

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