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Happy Father’s Day from Interweave!

We are reflecting on crafts today, as we consider everything we have made for Dad over the years to wish him a Happy Father’s Day. From macaroni art to clay ashtrays (wait, was that just me?), to wood shop projects, to personalized random objects. I lobbed the below question to our staff: “What do you […]

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The Tools You Need for Weaving Napkins

This is the third of a five-part series by Elisabeth Hill describing her process of designing a handwoven napkin project for Handwoven November/December 2018. The napkins are finished now and she is reflecting on the tools she used. Be sure to check out her earlier posts on weaving napkins: “huck horror” and “hapkins” (Happy Napkins). […]

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The Travel Shawl Kit

Sometimes when I look at handwoven items, I am impressed by their beauty. Other times, I’m impressed by their cleverness. In the case of the Travel Shawl by Deborah Jarchow, I’m impressed by both. There is the beauty of the yarns, but there is also the clever way that Deborah used a gradient yarn and […]

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Every summer Interweave has a fabulous book sale called the “Hurt Book Sale”. This originated as an annual sale of books that were damaged (hurt) in some way during the printing or shipping process. While we no longer have a collection of damaged books, the sale remains very popular with Interweave readers because the sale […]

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’Tis the season for going to fiber events and woolly gatherings! Maybe you’ve added a fiber excursion to a family vacation or planned a solo getaway to indulge in your craft. Wherever you roam this summer, traveling plus attending a fiber festival equals a great opportunity to meet new people and expand your handspinning community. […]

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I am, by all accounts, exchange-obsessed. I already have a drawer full of handwoven towels but couldn’t resist weaving for the upcoming towel exchange happening this July at Convergence. As a challenge to myself and to prepare the way for the new cones of yarn I intend to purchase at the marketplace, I decided to […]

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I’ve often read that Americans by and large don’t get enough fiber. I’m not one to argue with doctors, so I’m going to use that as a reason to attend a few more fiber festivals this year. Fortunately for me, and anyone else who needs more fiber in their life, there are festivals large and […]

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Fiber Festival Roundup

YOU CAN MEET YOUR MAKER—or at least your yarn’s maker—when you shop at wool and fiber festivals. A bit like a cross between a county fair and your favorite local yarn shop, a fiber festival features fiber animals, spinning and weaving contests, juried exhibits, demonstrations, classes, food, and, of course, plenty of opportunities to buy […]

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