Handwoven Loom Theory: Four-shaft Scarf Collection

Loom TheoryWelcome to Loom Theory, a new digital lookbook for weavers and a special publication of Handwoven magazine.

For a while now, I have been dreaming of putting together a special collection of high-end scarves woven using luxury yarns, with designs that specifically highlighted the unique qualities of those yarns. With a little planning and a lot of help from some talented designers and weavers, I was able to make my dream a reality, and I am completely delighted with the results!

Loom Theory: Four-Shaft Scarf Collection is the first of three scarf lookbooks planned for 2018. In this one, we celebrate fine silk, wool, Tencel, and linen yarns in four-shaft patterns. Some of our favorite designers used their expertise and experience to design scarves that are not only beautiful because of the yarns they are woven in but also interesting because of the weave structures used.

You can purchase the pattern collection while browsing the lookbook—just find the “Purchase Now” button on every design-information page to be directed to our store page, where you can download the entire collection of patterns in a bundle. I’m especially excited about the included WIF downloads that show every warp end and every pick of the scarves. You can use almost any weaving software to open and use the WIFs.

The luscious yarns in this lookbook are courtesy of Jagger Spun, Vävstuga, Cotton Clouds, WEBS, Glimåkra USA, Treenway Silks, and Halcyon Yarn. The designers are Deanna Deeds, Elisabeth Hill, Sarah Jackson, Pattie Graver, Suzie Liles, Bonnie Inouye, and Laura Fry. Two weavers, Robin Wilton and Katrina King, also helped assemble the collection.

I think you are going to love this wonderful collection of luxurious scarves!

Weave well,