Twisting Fringe Is Part of Weaving

I recently read a question on Facebook from a new rigid-heddle weaver asking the weaving community whether or not she should twist the fringe on her beautiful plain-weave shawl. Mostly I’m a lurker in those types of groups, but this time I piped right up: “Yes, absolutely, you should twist the fringe.” I always twist […]

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Susan Du Bois, Anita Osterhaug, and Charlotte Updike worked together to create the Knotty Macramé scarf for the May/June 2017 edition of Handwoven. It’s a beautiful color-and-weave silk scarf designed by Susan, woven by Charlotte, and then finished by Anita with a fancy macramé fringe. We didn’t have space in the magazine to show all […]

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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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