Weaving

Give Your Weaving Some Extra Oomph with Lattice Fringe

Recently, I designed a towel for the September/October 2019 issue of Handwoven that required fancy fringe. The towel was meant to be a show towel of sorts,…

Huck Sampler by Lynn Tedder from the eBook Best of Handwoven: Huck Lace [https://www.interweave.com/store/best-of-handwoven-projects-in-huck]. Photos by Joe Coca.

Huck: A Weave for All Seasons

Now that we’re in summer, my weaving thoughts tend to turn to light and airy laces. As it turns out laces, especially huck lace, are for more…

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WEAVING TRENDS

The Souvenir Skein – Is There Enough Yardage for a Scarf?

The guild exhibit and sale season is upon us and souvenir skeins are beckoning! I was recently at a yarn marketplace with a couple of friends. Susan,…

Huck: A Weave for All Seasons

Now that we’re in summer, my weaving thoughts tend to turn to light and airy laces. As it turns out laces, especially huck lace, are for more…

Ask Madelyn: Choosing the Right Dent for Your EPI

If I want 30 epi in my warp and I have the choice of an 8-, 12-, or 15-dent reed, which is the best?  And does it…

I Spent Years Avoiding 10/2 Cotton, and Now I Regret It

As the headline states, I’ve spent much of my past eight years avoiding 10/2 cotton in my weaving. I know, it’s silly, but the thought of threading…

Taking the First Pick When Weaving

This weekend, I threaded 430 ends of 20/2 cotton on my loom in 4 shades of gray from Lunatic Fringe’s Tubular Spectrum. It’s an easy threading of…

The Forgotten Farthingale

Recently, while watching an ad for The Spanish Princess—a Starz miniseries based on Philippa Gregory’s book The Constant Princess (affiliate link)—I was shocked by one of the…

Give Your Weaving Some Extra Oomph with Lattice Fringe

Recently, I designed a towel for the September/October 2019 issue of Handwoven that required fancy fringe. The towel was meant to be a show towel of sorts,…

Ask Madelyn: 16/2 versus 8/2 Cottolin

I would like to know if 16/2 cottolin is a good choice of yarn for warp? I have used 8/2 cottolin, but not the finer 16/2.  I am…

Ask Madelyn: 16/2 versus 8/2 Cottolin

I would like to know if 16/2 cottolin is a good choice of yarn for warp? I have used 8/2 cottolin, but not the finer 16/2.  I am…

Log Cabin Reinvented

When I bought my first rigid-heddle loom (affiliate link), the first pattern I wanted to weave was log cabin. I loved how alternating between light and dark…

Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

Every second weekend in July, artists and artisans from around the globe arrive in Santa Fe to take part in the International Folk Art Market (IFAM). Held…

Peacock Alley: The Once Chenille Capital of the World

While reading the excellent book The Girls of Atomic City (affiliate link) for my book club, I was surprised to see a sentence casually mentioning that Georgia…

Spotting Trends at the TNNA Summer Trade Show

The National Needle Arts Association descended on Cleveland, OH over this past weekend. The TNNA trade show is an event where yarn companies and other knitting suppliers…

Ask Madelyn: Reed Substitutions

I have recently purchased both the Doubleweave Basics and Doubleweave (the book) by Jennifer Moore. Because I am a ”visual” learner, I have found her double-disk DVD to be just…

Two Rules About Color Theory in Weaving

Tien Chiu is well known for her fabulous weaving and use of color, but choosing colors for her projects was difficult for her at first. Read on…

In Praise of Boredom, the Catalyst of Creativity

I get bored easily. Some might see that as a flaw, but I’ve found that boredom, when harnessed properly, is a good thing. Boredom is the catalyst…

Handwoven May/June 2020 Call for Submissions: Playing with Drafts

Weavers like to speculate about who first came up with many weave structures and many hand-manipulation techniques. Did someone’s shuttle skip a few threads as it crossed…

Ask Madelyn: Minimizing Warp Waste

I am about to warp my loom to weave several separate pieces on the same warp. When I finish weaving the first piece, I need to cut…

Dreaming of Deflected Doubleweave

I remember the first time I saw deflected doubleweave—it was a set of scarves woven by Madelyn and featured in the January/February 2007 issue of Handwoven. They…

Marie Antoinette and Muslin Disease

When most people think of Marie Antoinette, chances are that images of an elaborately dressed woman with a gravity-defying coiffure come to mind. While the doomed queen…