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Gift Pack

Weaving a Life Gift Pack

An attractive gift package containing the original Journey Loom™, a copy of ZATI The Art of Weaving a Life by Susan Barrett Merrill, PLUS a beautiful Note Card for your gift note. A $127 value for $119!

Weaving a Life Journey Looms have traveled across the world, trekking from Central America to Australia. The Journey Loom is lovingly handcrafted right here in Maine from local maple by our loom-maker, Lora Moore. It comes with all hardware, with a handy hardware organizing cup, in its own organza bag, a tapestry needle in a Weaving a Life Shuttle Card™, and detailed instructions on the loom wrapping sheet. Very easy to assemble: no tools needed!

ZATI The Art of Weaving a Life: the acclaimed book that introduces the Weaving a Life process, the seven keyforms, and the deeper meanings of the Weaving a Life Loom™ (the original Seven-Stick Loom™). The process and the keyforms are explored in depth, and instructions for weaving each keyform are given at the end of each chapter. This beautiful book contains 144 pages, with color on virtually every page, including over 200 photographs and illustrations, bibliographic sources, a glossary, biographical information on the author, the creator of the keyform instructions, and the designer of the book, as well as an appendix introducing the Earth Loom.

Note Card from Weaving a Life: the card includes a unique design pattern on the back, from Asian kilims and South American backstrap weavings, rendered into Weaving a Life's unique full-size pattern format, sized to the yarns in the Weaving a Life Kits. Place the card behind your weaving on the Journey Loom, and weave the design thread by thread.

$119


Journey Loom assembled and in parts

Journey Loom

Portable wooden loom with all hardware, no tools needed! Makes weaving as easy as knitting. Take it anywhere!

The Journey Loom is handcrafted in Maine of local sustainably-harvested maple. Assembled size: 16" x 27" x 1"

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$99


ZATI The Art of Weaving a Life

ZATI The Art of Weaving a Life

New edition of the ground-breaking book that intruduces the Weaving a Life process, the seven keyforms, and the deeper meanings of the Weaving a Life Journey Loom™ (the original Seven-Stick Loom). The process and the keyforms are explored in depth, and instructions for weaving each keyform are given at the end of each chapter. This beautiful book contains 144 pages, including over 200 black and white photographs and illustrations, bibliographic sources, a glossary, biographical information on the author, the creator of the keyform instructions, and the designer of the book, as well as an appendix introducing the Earth Loom.

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Zati is a word the author chose from the Urdu language for its meaning: from an inner or sacred place.

Black and white with color cover $24.95

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ZATI The Art of Weaving a Life CDs

Audio CDs: ZATI The Art of Weaving a Life

Read by the author

Order the audio version of the book that introduces the Weaving a Life process, the seven keyforms, and the deeper meanings of the Weaving a Life Journey Loom™. The process and the keyforms are explored in depth, and the book is read by the author, Susan Barrett Merrill. A double CD set.

$22.95

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Amulet Kit

Amulet Kit

Weaving a Life kits of the seven keyforms introduced in Susan Barrett Merrill's book, ZATI The Art of Weaving a Life. Premium materials and full-color instructions are provided in an organza bag with ribbon close.

The Amulet contains warp yarns and the red thread (a Weaving a Life tradition), plus premium worsted single-ply heavyweight wool/mohair tapestry yarn on Shuttle Cards™, and full-color detailed instructions for warping the loom and weaving the Amulet.

$16.95


Other Faces - The Origin of the Zati Mask

Other Faces: The Origin of the Zati Mask

This intimate look into the artist's life follows Susan Barrett Merrill as she creates one of the Zati Masks she originated. Weaving in a unique technique, felting, and Susan's intuitive approach to her art. Filmed by Emmy winning producer Frank Ferrel, the film reveals the motivations and goals of this innovative fiber artist. Includes the classic scene "Living in the Present Moment". Extra feature: photo gallery of how the wool is shorn from island sheep, plus a retrospective of over 70 Zati Masks in the order in which they were created.

Visit Susan's Mask Website

$16.95


Building and Weaving on the EarthLoom

Building and Weaving on the Earth Loom

This lively video shows the building, installation and weaving on an Earth Loom at a school in Maine under the direction of Susan Barrett Merrill, originator of the Earth Loom. Filmed by Lincoln Clapp of Maine Media Productions, it follows the day-long project culminating in a harvest weaving of materials from the students' Garden Project. Susan Barrett Merrill explains the purpose and uses of the Earth Loom, our new peace symbol (you'll see why!).

Also included with the DVD is a 16-page booklet with complete plans and instructions for two sizes of Earth Looms. Measurements, digging the holes, building and stabilizing the loom, and alternate methods of warping (stringing) the Earth Loom. This film will make you want to build one yourself!

Price: $45 includes DVD and 16-page plan booklet

10% of all proceeds from this title go to the EarthLoom Foundation


Weaving a Life Note Cards

Weaving a Life Note Cards

Six cards, beautiful Weaving a Life photos. Each card has a different full-size weaving pattern on the back. Boxed, 5"x7", with envelopes.

Note Cards from Weaving a Life: a boxed set of six original Weaving a Life photos printed in full color on heavy stock, with matching envelopes. Each card includes a unique design pattern on the back, from Asian kilims and South American backstrap weavings, rendered into Weaving a Life's unique full-size pattern format, sized to the yarns in the Weaving a Life Kits. Place the card behind your weaving on the Journey Loom, and weave the design thread by thread.

Boxed in a gold box with clear lid and gold tie.

Set of 6 - $12.95


Story Loom

The Weaving a Life Story Loom™

The Story Loom is an indoor/outdoor movable loom that allows up to four people to weave at once, two on each side, for a cozy community weaving. Great for classrooms, waiting rooms, hospital waiting areas, living rooms, and conference rooms, the Story Loom is appealing to children, inspiring for adults, and accessible for people with disabilities and limited motor skills.

Easy to string with natural jute vertical strings (called "warp threads"), the Story Loom is simple to weave on and easy to maintain.

$795

NOTE: because of the size and weight of the loom, shipping is nominally $113. Shipping to Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada will incur higher shipping charges. We will provide a link for you to pay the additional amount before releasing the product for shipping.


Garden Loom

Weaving a Life Garden Loom™

An outdoor loom made timberframe style of aromatic cedar. A stunning addition to any garden, compatible with all gardening styles.

The four-season Weaving a Life Garden Loomis a stunning companion in your garden space. Part sculpture, part loom, part wildlife attractor, the Weaving a Life Garden Loom is hand crafted by skilled woodworkers from responsibly harvested native Maine cedar for beauty, durability and a heavenly aroma, and easily "planted" in your garden.

Approximately six feet high and three feet wide, the Garden Loom is a beautiful and harmonious addition to your landscaping, formal garden, or country garden. It is easy to string it with the vertical strings (called "warp threads") of jute garden twine.

Weave in food for birds: cranberries, popcorn, pumpkin seeds from Halloween, softened in water and strung on button thread. Save sunflower crowns and weave them in--think of your own materials to weave in!

Weave in straw, grasses, dried flowers, cornsilk, cattail leaves, or any garden materials. Fall leaves make a lustrous wall of color. Train spring climbing flowers into a living weaving. Let your imagination go!

$795

NOTE: because of the size and weight of the loom, shipping is nominally $113. Shipping to Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada will incur higher shipping charges. We will provide a link for you to pay the additional amount before releasing the product for shipping.



Download Story Loom Plans

story-loom-plans_t.jpgDiscover the beauty of a Story Loom or Garden Loom. Downloading plans is environmentally beneficial: there is no cost or carbon footprint from shipping, you can use local materials, and hire local workers to help. Complete plans for building the Weaving a Life Story Loom™ — build it yourself or have a friend build it from local wood. Looms have been built from local woods in from Australia and the UK to Bermuda and the US.

9 pages of plans, including tools you will need, exploded views, hardware list, what sizes and type of lumber you will need, a cut list for cutting the parts, full-size templates for cutting mortises, and instructions for cutting joints with only a hand saw or a skill saw. Does not require advanced woodworking skills — just common tools, wood you can get at your local lumber yard, and a few hours, depending on your skills.

The Story Loom is great for classrooms, waiting rooms, hospital waiting areas, living rooms, and conference rooms, the Story Loom is appealing to children, inspiring for adults, and accessible for people with disabilities and limited motor skills.

Easy to string with natural jute vertical strings (called "warp threads"), the Story Loom is simple to weave on and easy to maintain. Only $45

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Read the eBook on your tablet or Kindle, and listen to the audio book on your mp3 player. Glorious color ebook, full color on every page, references, resources, and glossary. The audio book is read by author Susan Barrett Merrill. This is the same audio as on the 2CD set.

$24.95 - save over $8

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eBook: ZATI The Art of Weaving a Life

Download the now-famous Weaving a Life ebook that introduces the Weaving a Life process, the seven keyforms, and the deeper meanings of the Weaving a Life Journey Loom™.

The process and the keyforms are explored in depth, and instructions for weaving each keyform are given at the end of each chapter. This beautiful book contains 144 full-color pages, including over 200 photographs and illustrations.
Full bibliographic sources and glossary.

$16.95

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Order the audio version of the book that introduces the Weaving a Life process, the seven keyforms, and the deeper meanings of the Weaving a Life Journey Loom™. The process and the keyforms are explored in depth, and the book is read by the author, Susan Barrett Merrill.

$16.95

 

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