Be Glad You Weave

Sometimes when you are showing nonweavers a project or they are watching you weave in public, they make comments about how long it must take to weave a scarf, a towel, or a shawl, about how patient you must be, and how they couldn’t possibly be that patient. If you are at all like me, […]

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When you are first learning to weave, there are reasons not to put on really long warps. It is probably better at that stage to repeat the warping process until you begin to get the different tasks embedded in your muscle memory. It’s not completely intuitive and can take a few times to get it […]

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You can always start a weaving project from scratch: dream one up, find a draft, pick a yarn you think works with the draft, do some color wraps, sample for sett and yarn/draft/color combinations, write up a full draft, plan your project, and order yarns or comb through your stash. I do that, but I […]

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Color and Weave in the Glamp Shawl Kit

I spent the first few years of my weaving career wondering why books about color-and-weave were printed in black and white. I’m embarrassed to admit that I thought it was because the books were old and were printed before color photographs! It wasn’t until I actually read one of them that I realized that color-and-weave […]

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Double-Check Your Weaving Opinions

I recently picked up a used weaving book published in 1979, Weaving Techniques for the Multiple-Harness Loom by Pierre Ryall. The book is no longer in print. I agreed with the blurb on the back cover that “Most available weaving books are devoted to American and Scandinavian styles and techniques” and was interested in how […]

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The Travel Shawl Kit

Sometimes when I look at handwoven items, I am impressed by their beauty. Other times, I’m impressed by their cleverness. In the case of the Travel Shawl by Deborah Jarchow, I’m impressed by both. There is the beauty of the yarns, but there is also the clever way that Deborah used a gradient yarn and […]

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Every summer Interweave has a fabulous book sale called the “Hurt Book Sale”. This originated as an annual sale of books that were damaged (hurt) in some way during the printing or shipping process. While we no longer have a collection of damaged books, the sale remains very popular with Interweave readers because the sale […]

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I am, by all accounts, exchange-obsessed. I already have a drawer full of handwoven towels but couldn’t resist weaving for the upcoming towel exchange happening this July at Convergence. As a challenge to myself and to prepare the way for the new cones of yarn I intend to purchase at the marketplace, I decided to […]

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You Love Them but are They Weaveworthy?

Not too long ago, Meghan Babin, editor of Interweave Knits and Wool Studio, was talking about a sweater she was knitting that she really liked and made the comment that she was going to give it to someone who was knitworthy. And I totally got it. There are a lot of people who are knitworthy, […]

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