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In the Craftermath: Picking Up the Pieces

I’ve invented a new type of natural disaster. After a whole weekend spinning on the couch while binge watching and listening to a good book, I walked through the living room and noticed two things: a clear tush-sized space on the couch and a complete disaster in arm’s reach around it. This is the Craftermath, […]

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Carded wool cloud is famously forgiving to spin—woolen, worsted, and any drafting technique in between are all options to try. Last week, I shared some of the ways I enjoy preparing carded cloud for spinning. Now, let’s see what happens when we put those techniques into practice. Here are three yarn recipes: Textured 2-Ply Best […]

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Discovering Complementary Colors

Editor’s note: I used to believe there were two types of people: those who naturally understood how to work with color and those who were doomed. But you can develop color confidence with practice and study. Once a color coward, I’m now drawn to complementary color schemes. Ann Weaver addressed them in a companion article […]

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Houston Fiber Fest

The Houston Fiber Fest might be relatively young at just four years old, but don’t let its age deter you. This three day event is a Texas-sized celebration of all things fiber. This year’s festival includes classes by headliners Annie Modesitt and Mary Beth Temple, over fifty vendors, and oh so much more. Last year […]

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Roving Reporter: Carded Clouds Fiber Prep

Carded cloud—with colors swirling and fading into one another—is not a fiber prep I often see in my fiber travels. Well-prepared cloud, with clean fibers open and ready to welcome twist, can be hard to come by. While teaching in South Dakota last year, I purchased some fabulous cloud from Kelly Knispel of Dakota Carding; […]

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Want to keep up with everything going on in the world of weaving? Make sure to check out the What’s Happening department in every issue of Handwoven. The following article about the Handweavers Guild of America’s biennial Convergence conference is an excerpt from our May/June 2018 issue. Happy Weaving! —Christina Once every two years, weavers […]

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