Weaving With a Baby

As some of you might know, around 3 months ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, my little Henry. You may also know, if you read my posts leading up to the birth, I had assumed that while on maternity leave I’d be able to do some weaving. Perhaps not an enormous amount […]

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There persists a myth about rigid-heddle looms: that while they’re great for weaving scarves and pieces with thick knitting and fashion yarns, one can’t weave fine fabrics using traditional weaving yarns on them. Fortunately for us all, weavers the world around are proving this false by weaving beautiful, fine fabrics on these versatile little looms. […]

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Presenting Weaving with Little Looms 2017! Looms seem to be multiplying in the Interweave office. The knitters have rigid-heddle looms, the crocheters have pin looms, the creative director has a new tapestry loom, the publisher is learning inkle weaving. It’s not just us, either! Weaving is busting out all over. The 2016 issue of Easy […]

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An Ode to Handwoven Towels

Handwoven towels, how I love thee! Let me count the ways. I love thee in all thy forms, from kitchen helper to tea-tray enhancer to bread-basket base. Whether cotton, linen, cottolin, or some other fiber, the yarns used to weave you are a delight on the loom and in the home. For as all weavers […]

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Weekend Weaving: Baltic Hearts Towels

Well folks, it’s finally February! Yesterday was Groundhog Day, which means we’re coming up on Valentine’s Day. This day devoted to all things lovey-dovey favors red, pink, or anything made of chocolate. Since it’s hard to weave chocolate, this week’s Weekend Weaving suggestion goes with color. I present to you Susan J. Foulkes’ spectacular Baltic […]

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Why We Love Tom Knisely

There are few things in this world that you can get all or even most weavers to agree on, with one glaring exception: Tom Knisely and his wonderful work in the weaving community. My very first assignment when joining Handwoven to was to interview Tom after he won Weaving Teacher of the Year. I soon […]

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Colorplay Runner

I love working with color in my weaving—seeing the way different colors interact and react to one another. When I first started weaving, I couldn’t anticipate how well the colors could mix together, tricking the eye into seeing a whole new color. Though the yarns interlace, they remain separate, and yet somehow they become something […]

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Weaving with Novelty Yarn

Recently I’ve been looking at a lot of rigid-heddle loom projects, because I’m working on the 2017 issue of Easy Weaving with Little Looms. The projects are really spectacular (although I admit to being completely biased). Vibrant colors, delightful textures—there’s just so much to love! So many of these projects are striking because rigid-heddle weavers […]

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