The National Needle Arts Association (TNNA) holds a trade show twice a year – a summer show and a winter show. This coming together of yarn-associated businesses, retailers, designers and fans of yarn-craft is a true celebration of fiber. The Interweave team is usually on hand, immersing themselves in all things yarn. This year, we […]
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; […]
It takes 14,000 spiders to produce one ounce of spider silk. Spiders can produce up to seven types of silk.
Happy Father’s Day from all of us at Interweave! Today we hope you are able to spend some quality time with your father, the father of your children, or any father figures in your life. Maybe you’ve even crocheted them something special. While we may not have learned our yarn crafts with our dads (the […]
An interview with handmade jewelry designer Lorelei Eurto Q: How long have you been selling handmade designs on Etsy? A: I have been an Esty member since January 2007, but didn’t sell anything until that June. It took several months to get it going. Q: What made you decide to sell on Etsy? A: When […]
After falling in love with many fibery friends in Lisa’s List: Fiber Animals Ranked by Hotness, we decided to take our fiber fascination to the next level. From Lisa’s full list, we narrowed the animals down to 12, pulled out their best characteristics, and put it all together in this quick quiz to figure out […]
Whether you’re weaving traditional-style tapestries or textured art pieces, there are a few weaving tools that will make your life easier. MUST-HAVES: 1. LOOM Looms used for simple tapestry are the most basic of tools, just enough to hold the warp evenly spaced and under tension for your creative endeavors. For the pieces demonstrated here, […]
Hemp doesn’t require herbicides or pesticides, and hemp fiber is stronger than cotton.
Just a friendly reminder that Father’s Day is quickly approaching! Now is the perfect time to get started on a quick project to show your dad how much you appreciate him on June 18th. These projects work up fast and are designs we know our dads will love! So whether you’re making something for your […]
Moment of Zen: Drafting to Calm: Taking things one yard at a time. Illustration By Benjamin S. Clarke. See more Moment of Zen! Learn to spin worsted and woolen!