The 2023 Color of the Year and Weaving with Viva Magenta

Each year we await the announcement for the Pantone color of the year, and we didn’t realize how much we needed this bright and vivid color.

How to Weave with Cotton: Free Cotton-Weaving Projects and Expert Tips

Learn everything about how to weave with cotton in this FREE guide on cotton weaving that includes two weaving projects and finishing techniques.

Solving the Treadle Shortage Problem

Sometimes a draft will use more treadles than you have available. Here are some solutions!

Long Thread Podcast: Marcia Young

Season 5, Episode 9: From a newsletter built on her kitchen table to stewardship of a list of craft books, Marcia Young's craft medium is independent media.

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12 Fiber Jokes You Need This Holiday

When the lights go out on the best-laid Thanksgiving plans, even the most upbeat weaver could use a good laugh. Here are a dozen of our favorites.

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Cowls and Circular Shawls to Weave

The 8 projects in this collection are circular, but they are much more than that.

Weaving, Dyeing, and Sewing My Wedding Dress

Kelly didn't just sew her wedding dress, instead she courageously designed a gown with a handwoven bodice and hand-dyed long flowing skirts.

Call for Submissions: November/December 2023—Venn Diagrams!

Where does the rest of your life intersect with weaving?

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From Samples to Project in One Go

Reading Yarn Labs is a quick way to learn about a yarn without sampling yourself. In this PDF download, we have paired a wonderful Yarn Lab with a project by the same designer.

Sewing Tips for Handwoven Pillows

When my shawl fabric proved to be too stiff, I decided to make pillows instead.

Handwoven November/December 2022—Exploring the Ifs

There are a lot of “ifs” in weaving, but in this issue we looked at “what ifs” and “as ifs.”

Window Shopping for WIFs

After lurking for years, I decided to get a subscription and check out the WIFs on for real.

Advancing Twills: Going from Shaft Looms to Jacquard

This free downloadable PDF gives complete 16-shaft and 32-shaft drafts for the advancing twill designs shown in “A Loom Story” by Sheila O’Hara.

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Best Practices: Interpreting Drafts and Series Download

Where do you turn when you have weaving questions? This collection of articles will answer most, if not all, of your questions!

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