Rag weaving is a wonderful way to take old textiles and give them new life. It should come as no surprise that weavers from around the world and throughout time have embraced weaving with rags. In his Notes from the Fell from the March/April 2018 issue of Handwoven, Tom Knisely shares his international rag-weaving discoveries. […]

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Notes from the Fell: Our Libraries

Since buying my first weaving book years ago (The Weaver’s Idea Book) my collection has grown by leaps and bounds. For many of us, our libraries are sources of valuable information and inspiration. In his January/February 2018 Handwoven Notes from the Fell, Tom Knisely talks about the love he holds for his library. —Christina As […]

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Notes from the Fell: On Looms

Weaving has a long history that goes back tens of thousands of years. In that time while the basics of weaving have remained mostly the same, the technology we use has drastically changed. In his Notes from the Fell from the September/October 2017 issue of Handwoven, Tom Knisely muses on these changes and what weavers […]

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Tom Knisely: Are You All Finished?

Tom Knisely is a man after my own heart. We both find joy in planning projects, but not so much in the finishing of them. For the article on fancy finishes in Handwoven May/June 2017, however, Tom went above and beyond and wove a rug with an extra special finish. In his Notes from the […]

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Getting tidy selvedges when weaving boundweave can be tricky, but with a little know-how you can keep them clean. In his Notes from the Fell from the March/Apri 2017 issue of Handwoven Tom Knisely shares his tips for getting the best boundweave selvedges. ~Christina Whenever I teach a class on boundweave or krokbragd (a Scandinavian […]

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One of the wonderful things about making weaving videos is the dialogue that develops between the “stars,” our beloved weaving teachers, and the viewers. Everyone learns! Here’s our dear friend Tom Knisely to tell you what he’s learned from the weavers who’ve watched his video. ––Anita Positive feedback The feedback I’ve received from viewers of […]

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