Weaving Silk with Treenway Silks

Post sponsored by Treenway Silks I remember the first time I understood the big deal about silk. I was probably in middle school and browsing the clothes at a local thrift shop. My hand brushed against a silk blouse and while I cannot tell you what it looked like, I remember how it felt. It […]

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A group of 8 weavers from Laos are working hard to fulfill their textile dreams this year. The weavers are part of Ock Pop Tok in Luang Prabang, Laos, a team that works to shed light on Lao textiles and artists while increasing economic opportunity for artists and encouraging textile collaboration in Laos and worldwide. […]

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Gear Guide: Pin Loom

A pin loom is a sweet and simple way to make cloth. The shape and size of the loom determine what you can make with it—a creative challenge to weavers to transform small pieces of fabric into inventive and sometimes three-dimensional weavings. MUST-HAVES: LOOM The most common pin loom is a 4″ x 4″ square; […]

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Fringe Treatments for Weaving

Like every new weaver, I have a ton of questions about various aspects of weaving. At the top of the list: fringe treatments. I’ve seen many beautiful fringe finishes in weaving projects, but haven’t known how to achieve them—until now. In Handwoven Home, Liz Gipson talks about selecting the right yarns for weaving when you […]

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Hi Madelyn! I want to design some towels in turned taqueté, which I have not woven before, but I love the possibilities with patterning. The only problem is I have no idea how to sett the warp using 8/2 cotton. I’ve looked at a few different projects online and in the magazine and each one […]

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Father’s Day Is for Cloth

My father recently reminded me of a story from my childhood. I had taken some new handsewn thing to elementary school, and a classmate admired it. “Why don’t you have your dad make one for you?” I asked. I don’t know how my parents heard this story, because I didn’t think anything of it. To […]

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Rigid-Heddle Towels with Halcyon Yarn

Post sponsored by Halcyon Yarn I’ve made no secret of the fact that I love to weave towels more than anything else. Scarves are wonderful, don’t get me wrong, and so are blankets, shawls, and the rest. They just don’t give me the feeling of joy and delight that I get every time I use […]

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Weekend Weaving: Picnic Blankets

Summer has arrived and I’m still splitting my time between Southern California, home of some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and Colorado, home of some of the world’s most beautiful mountains. With warm weather in both places, my weekends beg for a picnic. Since I love the idea of incorporating handwovens in all aspects […]

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