Call for Submissions Handwoven November/December 2019 “Weaving in Circles”

As weavers, we are comfortable in a woven grid—straight lines that travel up and down and that are crossed horizontally by straight lines. I didn’t quite realize how comfortable I was with repetitive patterns and straight lines until I took a mosaic-tile class. Given the option to design anything of my choosing on my little, ceramic pot, I chose straight lines encircling it with evenly spaced tiles. Crack a tile? Make a circle? Why would I do such things when there were perfectly square tiles and the possibility of attaching them in a straight line?

For the November/December 2019 issue of Handwoven, I’m asking you to do the equivalent with fiber on your loom. In other words, do exactly what I couldn’t bring myself to do, yet admire in other people’s work.

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In this scarf woven on a rigid-heddle loom, the circles are bold and strong. Photo by Caleb Young, Good Folk Photography

Mix it up a bit with deflections, floats, twills, blocks, and anything else you can think of that either create circles and ovals or create the illusion of circles and ovals. You can either let the loom control your design or use hand-manipulation techniques to push warp and weft in different directions.

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Elisabeth Hill used deflected doubleweave to create circular shapes in her Bubbles Shawl. Photo by Caleb Young, Good Folk Photography

Here is the official description of our Weaving in Circles issue:

How do you take a square grid and turn it into circles, ovals and the like? We want to see how you can manipulate your warp and weft outside of that grid.

Handwoven Call for Submission Guidelines

Call for Submission Deadlines

Proposals for articles and projects are due on 01/04/2019.
Submissions are due on 03/08/2019.

Mail to:
Handwoven November/December 2019
4868 Innovation Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(800) 272-2193
Handwoven Magazine
[email protected]

Please send me your proposals for articles and projects showing that you won’t be constrained by the straight lines of warp and weft!

Weave well,

Featured Image: Bonnie Innouye used turned taqueté to weave circles and ovals in her Jin Silk Scarf featured in Loom Theory: Eight and Over Eight Scarf Collection. Photo by Caleb Young, Good Folk Photography

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  1. Diane P at 1:08 pm December 31, 2018

    Hi – I’m just viewing the submission guideline video/webinar. I can’t find the “Project at a Glance” form online – is that still a requirement?

  2. Diane P at 1:17 pm December 31, 2018

    Never mind – I found it!

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