Sharing the Joy of Weaving

Have young guests staying with your for the holidays? Christina shares how a warped loom and a pile of pretty yarns is a great way to keep kiddos happy during the holidays.

Predicting Deflection

Drawdowns show threads at right angles, but many times threads deflect during wet-finishing. Read what Susannah figured out about how to predict deflection.

The Draft: Shadow Weave as a Block Weave

Thanks to Marion Powell we now think of shadow weave as a block weave that can be designed using profile drafts. Madelyn explains.

Media Picks from Handwoven September-October 2021

Learn about the latest and greatest weaving books with Handwoven's Media Picks department. Here's what we reviewed for the September/October 2021 issue.

Fair (Trade) Thoughts & Happy Hours

Not only does fair-trade buying benefit you, your loved ones, and the planet, it will also make the diverse holiday seasons merry and bright for artisans, makers, and growers and their families around the world.

The Low-Stress Guide to Weaving Gifts

Want to avoid giving someone two skeins of yarn and telling the recipient it will be a scarf . . . one day? Not all of us are masters at time management. Here are some strategies and tips to help you steer clear of that all-too-familiar scenario.

Call for Submissions: Little Looms Winter 2022—Winter Reading

We're looking for projects inspired by your favorite books, as well as by the act of reading, for this literary issue of Little Looms.

The Adopt-A-Native-Elder Navajo Rug Show & Sale: Supporting Indigenous Weavers for 32 Years

The story of the Adopt-A-Native-Elder program and the annual Navajo Rug Show & Sale is a story of love for Navajo weavings and the Navajo elders who weave them. Join the story on November 12th!

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Fair (Trade) Thoughts & Happy Hours

Not only does fair-trade buying benefit you, your loved ones, and the planet, it will also make the diverse holiday seasons merry and bright for artisans, makers, and growers and their families around the world.

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An Ode to Floats and Their Connection to Deflection

Download this pdf that walks you through the structures and projects found in Handwoven November/December 2021 and explains the cause of their threads' deflection.

The Low-Stress Guide to Weaving Gifts

Want to avoid giving someone two skeins of yarn and telling the recipient it will be a scarf . . . one day? Not all of us are masters at time management. Here are some strategies and tips to help you steer clear of that all-too-familiar scenario.

Learn the Basics of Shadow Weave

I love refreshing my understanding of different weaving concepts so downloadable courses such as Introduction to Shadow Weave are perfect for me.

All You Need for Shadow Weave

If your loom has four shafts, you are probably sometimes disappointed to see projects in Handwoven that require six or eight. With many weaves, four shafts can’t do what more can. With shadow weave, four are all you need!

Call for Submissions: Little Looms Winter 2022—Winter Reading

We're looking for projects inspired by your favorite books, as well as by the act of reading, for this literary issue of Little Looms.

The Adopt-A-Native-Elder Navajo Rug Show & Sale: Supporting Indigenous Weavers for 32 Years

The story of the Adopt-A-Native-Elder program and the annual Navajo Rug Show & Sale is a story of love for Navajo weavings and the Navajo elders who weave them. Join the story on November 12th!

Stepping Up: The Hartford Artisans Weaving Center

The Hartford Artisan Center's mission is to "Enrich lives through weaving" which they do by focusing on weavers with little to no sight as well as seniors.

Reflect on Deflection in Handwoven November/December 2021

Kathy read the latest Handwoven cover to cover; read what she has to say about it.

Notes from the Fell: Compatible Contrasts

The magic in color-and-weave is in how the values of the colors interact. Through weaving, study, and simple observation, Tom has learned a lot about it.

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