Weaving

Rating the Year – Handwoven 2018 Collection Download

One of my son’s friends used to rate her summers by how many times she went swimming and put her head underwater. I used to rate my…

selvedges

Fiddle with Your Selvedges

Messy selvedges are the bane of many a weaver, new and experienced alike. For some of us, our selvedges are covered in little—and, perhaps, not so little—loops.…

Doubleweave on a 4-Shaft Loom Online Workshop

WEAVING TRENDS

Interweave Yarn Fest Instructors

A class is only as good as its teacher. For better or worse, this is a universal truth. I’ve taken classes that sounded, on paper, absolutely fascinating…

In the Pines Table Runner

I recently moved into an adobe farmhouse built in 1930. Now that we’re finally unpacked, I’ve been working on decking my house out with antique furniture and…

Rating the Year – Handwoven 2018 Collection Download

One of my son’s friends used to rate her summers by how many times she went swimming and put her head underwater. I used to rate my…

The Oldest Fabric in North America

Anytime I learn about a new—or, at least, new-to-me—discovery of ancient fabric, I get excited. Because fabric deteriorates so easily, it doesn’t stand the test of time…

Ask Madelyn: Securing Threads at the Selvedge

I have been weaving plain-weave scarves with many changes to the color in the weft. The warp and weft are feltable wool and viscose. The viscose yarn is over-twisted…

Shaker Style Twisted-Weft Rug

You might not realize it, but the Shakers of old gave us a lot to be thankful for. Do you own a flat-bottomed broom? Those were first…

Sunset Towels

Am I the only one intimidated by “random” warping? I love the look of it, but I can’t seem to bring myself to let loose at the…

Loom Theory: Rigid-Heddle Scarf Collection-The Antidote to Casual Weaving

I always say I love all types of weaving, but, actually, there is one type that I’m not crazy about: it’s what I call casual weaving. To…

Loom Theory: Rigid-Heddle Scarf Collection-The Antidote to Casual Weaving

I always say I love all types of weaving, but, actually, there is one type that I’m not crazy about: it’s what I call casual weaving. To…

Weaving Resolutions

Happy New Year, fellow weavers! I don’t know about you, but I like to take the first week of any new year to think about what I’d…

Ask Madelyn: Winding Multicolored Warps

I am winding a warp for the Sotis Cloth table runner from Handwoven March/April 2013 (pages 30–31). Is there any way to wind this warp besides tying…

A Winter Confection Scarf

I love weaving that boldly proclaims its complexity—the sorts of projects that make weavers and nonweavers alike ooh and ahh. Deflected doubleweave, for example, is bold and…

Yarn Blends to Love – Handwoven January/February 2019

WHEN YOU LOVE WEAVING and your job is about weaving, it’s hard not to take it with you when you go on vacation—even when that vacation takes…

Fusion Sparkle Shawl

Want to weave a shawl that shimmers and shines? Look no farther than Nancy Dunlap’s delightful Fusion Sparkle Shawl from the January/February 2019 issue of Handwoven. Woven…

Weaving Linen and Links to the Past

Last August, I traveled to south-central Pennsylvania to Red Stone Glen, the fiber arts center owned and run by Tom Knisely and his daughter, Sara Bixler. I…

Happy Holidays from Interweave!

The holiday season is a time for giving, and we know many of you makers have been busy creating wonderful gifts for those you love. To you,…

The Perfect Day of Weaving—Our Gift to You!

Imagine this: the perfect day of weaving, when everything that could go right does go right. Your spouse, partner, or roommate tells you not to bother with…

‘Twas The Night Before Knitmas

‘Twas the night before Knitmas when all through the house Not a needle was clicking, making sweater nor blouse Knitted stockings were hung by the chimney with…

Ask Madelyn: Yarn Substitutions

I have a pattern that I’d like to use that calls for 8/2 cotton. However, my best quality cotton is 22/2. What substitutions do I have to…

Ask Madelyn: Converting Projects to Doubleweave

I have an 8-shaft Baby Wolf loom (25″ weaving width) and I’d like to weave a baby blanket for my upcoming great- grand nephew. All of the…