Hack Your Studio: Measuring Tools

To weave well, you need to keep track of many measurements. I have found that different measuring tools help in different ways to improve my weaving speed and process. Among other things, the correct tools will help you better plan your projects, center your warps, track your ppi, and track your weaving progress. My studio […]

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Weaving Failure or Learning Opportunity?

My favorite quote from Thomas Edison is in regard to inventing the light bulb: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” The inventor and co-founder of Polaroid, Edwin Land, said, “An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.” Google “failure quotes” and you can find many more […]

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Handwoven 2016 Digital Collection

I enjoy reading about weaving even when I’m not around a loom. Downtime in an airport or on a plane gives me a chance to really dive into an article, magazine, or book, so I save up reading material that I haven’t been able to read during the normal course of my life. My concentration […]

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In a perfect world, before beginning a project, we would know our stash held the proper yarns, in the proper colors, in the proper amounts. This would require tracking every yarn in our stash, and every project that used any of that yarn. We’d carefully and accurately update a master spreadsheet that listed every cone […]

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Perfect for Summer—Portable Inkle Looms

Watching TV without something to do with my hands makes me restless. Rather than aimlessly playing solitaire on my phone or scrolling through social media, I find working on a project is the perfect antidote to less-than-compelling shows and movies. Keeping my hands busy occupies one part of my brain, which allows the other part […]

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When we were planning the September/October 2017 issue of Handwoven, we asked Laverne Waddington to design a pick-up band project done on a backstrap loom. Laverne sent us the instructions and project information along with photographs and the bands, but at some point we realized the project couldn’t be contained within the magazine and was […]

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Take a WIF or Three!

FREE WIF download to complement Handwoven September/October 2017 The September/October 2017 issue of Handwoven includes: 6 shaft-loom projects and 2 rigid-heddle projects as well as inkle band weaving and tapestry projects. It is likely that for the 8 projects excluding the inkle band weaving and tapestry projects that the technical editors created at least 16 […]

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