Handwoven January/February 2014

January/February 2014
Scrumptious Silks


Polychrome Crackle Scarf
Susan Wilson



A Woven Wonder
Kiran Badola


From the Editor
What’s Happening

Media Picks

Roving Reporters
Reader’s Guide:
      Project Directory
      Yarns and Suppliers
      How to Use This Issue
Classified Ads
Advertisers’ Index
Endnotes: Anita Osterhaug


The Lore and Lure of SilkNancy Arthur Hoskins
The history of silk is woven through the history of human civilization

The Discerning Weaver's Guide to Silk Michael Cook
Everything you need to know about reeled silk, spun silk, and what is a "denier," anyway?

Wearing and Caring for SilkSusan du Bois
Susan dispels the myths about washing silk: it's easier than you think.

Magical Materials: A Profile of Lotte DalgaardMarion T. Marzolf
Catching up with a remarkable Danish weaver and designer of magical textiles.

Idea Gallery: Working with Fine Threads Tien Chiu and Beth Ross Johnson
Two silk weavers share their techniques for dyeing, warping, and weaving with gossamer threads.

Traditions: Weaving Weft Ikat in Laos Marilyn Murphy
The artists of the Ock Pop Tok cooperative are preserving the ikat-weaving traditions of Laos.

Yarn Lab: Surprising Silks Fran Curran
Cei explores the wide range of silk yarns available to today's weavers.


"Hit and Miss" Runner with Sari Strips • Beverly Weaver

Festive Dresser Scarf Betsy Blumental

Bold Brights and Tranquil Tones: Polychrome Crackle Scarves Susan Wilson

Handpainted Shawls in Silk Noil • Susan du Bois and Sandra Hutton

Ombre Silk Shawl Susan E. Horton

Gatsby Does the Laundry • Allen Walck

Little Luxuries: Silk Bag and Sachets • Tien Chiu

Masa's Spring Green: A Kumihimo Neckpiece Rosalie Neilson

An Elizabethan Sonnet Shawl Ramona Abernathy-Paine

Subtle Shades of Silk Top Sarah H. Jackson

A Woven Wonder Kiran Badola

A Riff on Weft Ikat: Clasped Weft Scarf Marilyn Murphy

Festive Dresser Scarf
Betsy Blumenthal




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