The Draft: Overshot Threading Then and Now

As weavers it’s not uncommon to come across weaving drafts that are decades or even centuries old. In her article for the November/December 2017 issue of Handwoven, Madelyn van der Hoogt teaches you how to decipher old overshot drafts. Check out the issue to discover more vintage drafts and projects inspired by famous weavers. ~Christina […]

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Adventures in Weaving: Warp Chicken

Knitters use the expression “yarn chicken” to describe knitting a sweater without really knowing if they have enough yarn to complete it. I decided to adapt the phrase “warp chicken” for weavers. You have probably been playing it yourself without realizing it. If you don’t like playing warp chicken there are plenty of resources that […]

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This Holiday Season: Worry Less, Weave More

How is it that we’re already in November? I swear just a minute ago October was starting and we had months—months!—until The Holiday Season (TM). Take a guess at how many holiday weaving projects I’ve started—I’ll wait. If you guessed, “I bet you haven’t even finished that baby blanket yet, have you?” you would be […]

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Your Weaving Studio: Peace or Chaos?

This past weekend I had a towel project warped and ready to weave, so why was I was doing everything except weaving? Since normally I love to weave, I knew something was up. Instead of weaving, I would pick up my mindless knitting project, or peer into the refrigerator to see if anything tempting had […]

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From the moment I began weaving two years ago, I did so using my handspun and a 4×4-inch hand-held pin loom. Still today, despite my love affair with the rigid-heddle loom and learning to dress my new-to-me table loom, I use my Zoom Loom for pin-loom weaving at least weekly. “But what do you do […]

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Handwoven’s Media Picks

Looking for the latest and greatest weaving and textile books from how-tos to historical compendiums and more? Check out Handwoven’s Media Picks department every issue to get the details about what’s new. This review comes from the September/October 2017 issue of Handwoven. ~Christina HANDWOVEN HOME: TECHNIQUES, TIPS & PROJECTS FOR THE RIGID-HEDDLE LOOM by Liz […]

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How to Care for Naturally Dyed Cloth

In my past life as a museum professional, I was lucky enough to take some classes in conservation. Now a lot of times we hear conservation and think nature. While conservation of natural resources is important, it’s also important to conserve our artistic and historic resources as well—including textiles. Chances are you probably don’t have […]

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