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Tabby Tree Weaver in Arcadia, Indiana

By Jessicanunemaker @JessNunemaker

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Tabby Tree Weaver: Arcadia, Indiana

Tabby Tree Weaver: Arcadia, Indiana

Arcadia, Indiana

little Indiana (and usually family) have visited over 90 Indiana towns as of this writing–and we have never seen the likes of Tabby Tree Weaver before!

Arcadia, Indiana: Tabby Tree Weaving

Colorful or subdued or glittery yarns, almost works of art themselves, adorn the shelves against the walls. Created materials are draped around the shop: a cream colored shawl here, a fuzzy purple scarf there, a plaid dishtowel over there.

Natural fibers look cloud soft from their place in bags and boxes around the front of the shop. You won’t find any synthetics here!

Looms and spinners take center stage. But Tabby Tree Weaver isn’t just for selling the materials, it’s to pass along the simple joy of knowing such a useful skill.

Owner Linda Adamson got her start thirty years ago when she was sewing her own clothes and “didn’t want to look like anyone else.” What better way to ensure individuality than by making your own fabric? Little did she know that that decision would lead to the bright and cozy shop that is Tabby Tree Weaver–or that she would instill a love of the loom in so many others!

Indiana Weaver: Rekindling a Lost Art

Tabby Tree Weaver: Arcadia, Indiana

Tabby Tree Weaver: Arcadia, Indiana

Getting back to your roots, learning to become more self-sufficient, designing stylish clothing or accessories, well, those are just a few of the reason folks are taking classes at Tabby Tree Weaver.

With so many different ways to weave and so many interesting fibers to work with, the artistry of this craft is appealing.

I can easily see why so many people are going back to making their own scarves, dish towels, lighter than light soy shawls, rugs, and so much more.

Would you believe even I tried my hand at spinning? Let’s just say I had better stick with writing!  The whole foot pedal thing is more difficult than it looks. Or, perhaps, I just lack the necessary coordination! Joking aside, it looks like a very relaxing yet useful skill to possess!

Go There

Tabby Tree Weaver: Arcadia, Indiana

Tabby Tree Weaver: Arcadia, Indiana

Browse this unique Hamilton County shop or sign up for a class or two. It’s really amazing watching a work in progress take shape right before your eyes.

Would you believe that a dish towel takes roughly two hours to weave from start to finish? How neat is that? Pop in and check it out for yourself! This is little Indiana.

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Tabby Tree Weaver
107 E Main Street
Arcadia, Indiana 46030

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