Weaving

Ask Madelyn: What to Use for a Tabby Weft

I am weaving a small table runner using 3/2 pearl cotton for warp and weft (red and green in the warp, white in the weft). The draft (#479,…

Weaver’s Carol

A Weaver’s Carol: The 12 Delays of Weaving

In honor of today’s 12-tastic date (and our amazing 12 Days of Deals sale going on now) we’re revisiting this weaver’s carol originally published, appropriately enough, back…

Doubleweave on a 4-Shaft Loom Online Workshop
Totally Twill: Beyond the Basics Online Workshop
Weaver's Yarn Companion with Tom Knisely Online Workshop

WEAVING TRENDS

BeWeave It: Buffalo Plaid

I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but somehow, over these past few years, buffalo plaid moved its way from the rustic fringes to become the dominant…

Pantone Color of the Year 2019: What Do You Think?

The announcement of the Pantone Color of the Year seems to have a way of polarizing the public. The 2019 selection is no exception. Living Coral is orangey-pink,…

Ask Madelyn: What to Use for a Tabby Weft

I am weaving a small table runner using 3/2 pearl cotton for warp and weft (red and green in the warp, white in the weft). The draft (#479,…

Loom Theory: Eight and Over Eight Scarf Collection—A Weaving Remedy

Remembering my own progress in learning to weave, I conceived of Loom Theory: Eight and Over Eight Scarf Collection to help other weavers progress in their own…

Team Colors Weave-along: Finishing Tips and Techniques You’ll Want to Know

I’m in favor of thoughtfully finished weaving, so two of the things I love about the Team Colors Scarves is that they each have a different finish,…

Bulgarian Kukeri

It’s 2 weeks until Christmas, and I’m sure everyone is getting deluged with ideas for last-minute Christmas gifts and recipes. Now, while we’ve got great ideas for…

Ask Madelyn: Matching the Structure to the Yarn

I know I should probably answer this myself, but here is my dilemma. I have inherited several cones of two different yarns. One of them is a…

Forget Sweater Weather—It’s Scarf Season!

For some reason, as soon as the weather starts to get cold, I see people all over the internet rejoicing about sweater weather. As much as I…

Forget Sweater Weather—It’s Scarf Season!

For some reason, as soon as the weather starts to get cold, I see people all over the internet rejoicing about sweater weather. As much as I…

Team Colors Weave-along: Avoiding and Fixing Mistakes on the Loom

Mistakes are part of weaving. Although we all try to avoid making them, mistakes happen. Elisabeth Hill purposefully designed the Team Colors Scarves so that they teach…

Interweave Yarn Fest: It’s Like Spring Break for Weavers

In college, I never had the stereotypical spring-break experience you see on TV and in movies. I had plenty of friends who went to Cancun or Padre…

Celebrate Hanukkah with Yarn

Now that Thanksgiving is over and we’ve all recovered from pumpkin everything, it’s time to start thinking about winter holidays, especially Hanukkah, which this year starts December…

It’s Time! Register for Interweave Yarn Fest

As the year winds to an end, I start planning my calendar for next year. At the top of the list, you’ll find all of the upcoming…

Roving Reporter: Spinning for Inkle Weaving

Have you ever tried spinning for inkle weaving? I was inspired to give it a go after seeing an abundance of beautiful, handwoven bands during my travels…

Ask Madelyn: Causes of Uneven Warp Tension

I’m new to weaving; I just started a few weeks ago. I’m having a problem with warp tension. After I’ve been weaving for a while, the warp…

Happy Hand Turkey Thanksgiving!

As an ode to Thanksgiving, some Interweave staff got together and cranked out serious hand turkey action. They went beyond the construction paper angle, and included fiber along with many other…

The Glamp Shawl: Is It a Blanket Scarf?

I’ve been traveling a lot this fall, and the fashion trend I’ve noticed in airports and around town on brisk days is the blanket scarf. Recently, I…

Team Colors Weave-along: Sidelines Coaching for Better Weaving

I hope you are enjoying the weave-along and have warped your Team Colors Scarf and are happily weaving along. Here are some weaving tips from designer/weaver Elisabeth…

A Brief History of an 18th-Century Woven Cloth: Cassimere

Sarah Wroot’s working title for her Spin Off Winter 2019 article started as “The Cassimere Project” but became “The Cassimere Insanity.” Inspired by a cloth sample in…

Ask Madelyn: Loose Selvedge Threads

I am a relatively new (1 ½ year) weaver having a blast. I’m working on a set of Lee’s Surrender table runners now and it is going…