Learn to Weave Today with Weaving Made Easy

Ten years ago this summer, Weaving Made Easy hit the bookshelves. I mean physical shelves, as this was before digital copies were available. I wrote the book in response to the heady atmosphere of the rise of the maker movement and the DIY ethos. I was a young weaver who could not keep up with […]

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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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Rigid-Heddle Weaving: Begin at the Beginning

When you set about learning something new, there is always so much that seems like gibberish—the words, the patterns, the techniques are like entering an alternative universe where everyone else seems to know the lay of the land, but you. When writing Weaving Made Easy, I assumed you know nothing about weaving. You may have […]

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Rigid Heddle Weaving: Why Two Heddles?

Countless weavers of all skill levels have been inspired by Liz Gipson’s practical, can-do approach to rigid-heddle weaving. I personally warped my very first rigid-heddle loom with the help of her excellent video Slots and Holes, which I highly recommend for anyone new to the rigid heddle. In her more recent videos, Twice as Nice […]

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Weaving: The Perfect Stash-Buster

Why should knitters care one bit about weaving? Knitters are “loopy” people not “over-under” people. You knitters use two sticks to make cloth; we weavers use this thing called a loom that has all kinds of moving parts. Knitting yarns come in playful balls; weaving yarns come on intimidating cones. There is a reason that […]

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