Linda Adamson makes it look so easy. From Tabby Tree Weaver, her loom-filled shop in downtown Arcadia, Indiana, she spins, dyes, and weaves.
This small town shop has a large, sunny floor space, and every bit of it is occupied with looms and wheels. The walls are well-organized with gorgeous shades of yarns and wools. Items handcrafted by Linda Adamson herself are added to the mix, providing inspiration to others that, yes, you too can make your own clothing, socks, scarves, kitchen rugs, and towels.
Weaving and Spinning in Indiana
For knitters and weavers who already know what they need and what they want, they won’t find a shortage of selection. You’ll find brands like The Brown Sheep Co., Inc., Claudia’s Handpainted Yarns, Bockens, Cotton Rug Warp, Earth Guild, Fiesta, Harrisville, Henry’s Attic, Interlacements, Jaggerspun, Louet, New World Textiles, Silk City Fibers, and more.
Looms include Schacht Mighty Wolf (and Baby Wolf), Leclerc Nilus, Louet Octado (and Megado), Glimakra, plus Inkle Looms and Kumihimo. See what I mean? Spinning? The Schacht Ladybug (or Matchless), Ashford Joy (or 80th Anniversary Edition), and Louet Julia or Victorian can get you started.
For those who are just getting started, or are looking for a particular piece, you can even browse her website (linked below) for used equipment. She posts these items as she receives them. It might help you snag a deal.
She possesses alpaca, alpaca and corriedale, and alpaca and silk from alpaca and sheep breeders in the United States.
Tabby Tree Weavers has everything you need to get involved in weaving and spinning. It’s more than just a hobby, it’s a useful life skill. As prices continue to rise, why not make your own? What’s more, it will be unique and high-quality, something that is hard to find in the typical clothing shop. There’s no need to look like everyone else.
Her Arcadia, Indiana shop always has something going on. If she’s not spinning wool, she may be weaving a dishtowel or shawl. Otherwise, she might be teaching others. Whether it is one-on-one workshops or classes to fit a crowd, there’s always room for learning here.
Rag rugs, handbags, and fiber dyeing are a few topics that she has offered in the past. As if that’s not enough, this Indiana weaver doesn’t stop there. She goes more in depth with workshops on things like twills, weaving your own coverlet, and the double weave.
Tabby Tree Weaver
To see all the latest classes, Linda’s most recent weaving projects (and wow are they gorg!) be sure to follow Tabby Tree Weaver on Facebook. It is a creative, inspiration place I am sure you will enjoy.
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