Weaving

Ask Madelyn: Tie-Ups and Treadles

I’m a beginning weaver planning to make the Elegant Placemats in Weaving Today’s Free Handweaving Projects for Beginners. The tie-up requires seven treadles but the project is…

Handwoven

Handwoven Then and Now

Happy ruby anniversary to Handwoven! That’s right, Handwoven turns 40 this year. We’re planning a special September/October 2019 issue full of items inspired by Handwoven, but I…

Doubleweave on a 4-Shaft Loom Online Workshop

WEAVING TRENDS

Sweetheart Baby Blanket

After having a baby, I developed strong opinions about baby blankets. They should be beautiful, yes, but they should also be durable and washable. Baby blankets need…

The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary

When I first began work on the January/February 2019 issue of Handwoven on yarn blends, I couldn’t help but think about the vegetable lamb of Tartary. I…

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.…

Ask Madelyn: Tie-Ups and Treadles

I’m a beginning weaver planning to make the Elegant Placemats in Weaving Today’s Free Handweaving Projects for Beginners. The tie-up requires seven treadles but the project is…

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…

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…

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,…