Weaving

Fill Your Home with DIY Woven Art

In Rachel Denbow’s gorgeous, inspiring book DIY Woven Art, she walks you through the steps to build several homemade looms and provides tons of DIY wall hanging…

Handwoven Call for Submissions

Handwoven Call for Submissions January/February 2020 “A Sense of Place”

One of the hardest things about moving from one side of the country to the other was giving up my favorite yarn stores. In Connecticut, I lived…

Doubleweave on a 4-Shaft Loom Online Workshop

WEAVING TRENDS

Handwoven Call for Submissions January/February 2020 “A Sense of Place”

One of the hardest things about moving from one side of the country to the other was giving up my favorite yarn stores. In Connecticut, I lived…

Ask Madelyn: Setts with Deflected Doubleweave

I’ve been studying deflected doubleweave and would like to use up my stash of Harrisville Highland yarn (I have two very contrasting colors that I think would…

Safety First! Dyeing Safety with Felicia Lo

Whether you spin, weave, knit, or crochet, at some point, the urge to dye fiber and yarn takes hold. In this excerpt from Dyeing to Spin and…

Learn the Elements of Design with Tom Knisely

Last summer, I traveled to Red Stone Glen to film a few workshops with Tom Knisely. Tom is an amazing teacher, whether he’s instructing people how to…

Decluttering Your Studio

It’s finally February, which means spring will be here before we know it. And it also means that, along with spring weaving, it’s time for spring cleaning.…

Fill Your Home with DIY Woven Art

In Rachel Denbow’s gorgeous, inspiring book DIY Woven Art, she walks you through the steps to build several homemade looms and provides tons of DIY wall hanging…

Auspicious Weaving

Happy New Year! The Chinese New Year, that is. Yesterday was the Chinese New Year’s Eve, which makes today the first day of the Year of the…

Ask Madelyn: Should Fringe Come Before Wet-Finishing?

Should hemming, fringe twisting, etc. for woven pieces be done before or after wet-finishing them? Or does it depend on the fiber? Or the weave structure? I…

Ask Madelyn: Should Fringe Come Before Wet-Finishing?

Should hemming, fringe twisting, etc. for woven pieces be done before or after wet-finishing them? Or does it depend on the fiber? Or the weave structure? I…

Weave a Scarf while you Watch the “Big Game”!

Full confession: I don’t think I’ve ever watched an entire football game. When football is on TV at our house and I feel a need to be…

Handwoven Hearts

I love Valentine’s Day. I know, I know, it’s a “Hallmark holiday” and designed to sell cards and fancy dinners, but I still love it. Of course,…

Revisit the Magic with Doubleweave Revised & Expanded

When I first set out to write Doubleweave nine years ago, my intention was to include everything I knew about doubleweave, and when I was finished, I…

Lice and the History of Textiles

Maybe it’s because I’m the parent of a preschooler, but I think about lice a lot. Usually, of course, it’s less academic and more “Oh, no, there’s…

Ask Madelyn: More on Yarn Substitutions

I am a beginning weaver (actually, a beginning-again weaver) and need help with yarn substitutions. I am using a pattern from Handwoven, November/December 1996, “Man’s Scarf in…

The Joy of Linen with Tom Knisely

I have a set of linen sheets (affiliate link) that are more than 20 years old. Aside from an inadvertent crayon stain, they look just as they…

Have You Met Our Index Yet?

When you think of indexes, do you think of index fingers, or maybe the Dow Jones Industrial Index? Well, more useful information can be found in an…

Twills Will Always Be A Thing: Check Out this List from the Handwoven Archives!

Lately, in preparation for the 40th anniversary of Handwoven, I’ve been looking through some of the older issues and came upon this source list of twills from…

The Weaving Upswing – Top 5 Weaving Products of 2018

I believe weaving is on the upswing. It may be strictly anecdotal and I may be biased (imagine!), but in the past few years, I’ve noticed many…

Hemp and the Farm Bill

Hemp is a truly amazing plant. It grows fast, requires very little water and is easily grown without pesticides. Different parts of the plant can be used…

Ask Madelyn: Designing Around Yarn

QUESTION 1: I have received some natural 60/2 silk yarn.  I am wondering if I could use the silk as a warp and use 20/2 wool as…