Handwoven November/December 2020: Weaver’s Choice

Weaver’s choice refers to the times a weaver gets to choose between or among options as they work on a project.

Weave a Bread Bag on a Rigid-Heddle Loom

Angela Tong shares how she designed and wove a bread bag on the rigid-heddle loom.

Ask Madelyn: Twisting Texsolv

Is there a reason you’d want to twist your Texsolv heddles? Madelyn weighs in!

Use Your Thrums and Weftovers: Dryer Balls

Most weavers hate to throw away their thrums. Here is Kim Canon’s solution for wool thrums: Make dryer balls.

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A Trio of Techniques

Leno lace, Brooks bouquet, and Danish medallions are 3 hand-manipulation techniques commonly used in weaving, especially on a rigid-heddle loom. Here’s a primer on how to do each one.

Summer Means Backyard Dyeing

Playing with safe and easy dyes seems like the perfect summer activity.

My Current Weaving Obsession: Hexagons

Many of us are attracted to the next shiny object. That may be why I’m weaving little hexagons these days.

Weave Your Way through Easy Weaving with Little Looms

One of my goals when creating each issue of Easy Weaving with Little Looms is that the projects are diverse enough that folks can build their skills by weaving through them. The 2020 issue is no exception.

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Design Grids for Samba

Download these design grids for weaving the Samba from Handwoven November/December 2020.

Weaving in Code for the 19th Amendment

It may not be obvious to anyone else, but my Election Day shawl will be in honor of the 19th Amendment.

Ask Madelyn: When Do You Need a Floating Selvedge?

When is it okay to forgo a floating selvedge? Madelyn has the answers!

Ignoring Conventional Wisdom on the Rigid-Heddle Loom

There was a time when weavers were told that rigid-heddle looms were only good for scarves and shawls—thank goodness for everyone this was proved wrong.

Long Thread Podcast Episode 9: Norman Kennedy Spins Tales of Waulking

World-renowned singer, teacher, spinner, and weaver Norman Kennedy recounts how he learned to spin and weave in the old days, what it was like to be Master Weaver at Colonial Williamsburg, and what's wrong with the waulkings you've seen on television.

Choosing and Using Shuttles: Stick Shuttles, Flat Shuttles, and Rag Shuttles

Using the right shuttle will make your weaving go smoother. In this first entry in our shuttle series, Liz Moncrief covers 4 of the simplest shuttles available.

Always Say Dye

In her article from the March/April 2020 issue of Handwoven, Lisa Hill writes about her experience dyeing yarns with mud dyes and then weaving a set of napkins with those yarns.

Controlling the Primaries in Your Color Mixing

Many colors that we consider to be pure actually contain bits of other colors. Those bits can dull your color mixes. In her article, Deborah explains why.

Sweet Orange Huck Towels off the Loom!

To finish on time, I needed to cut off my towels before I had woven all of the warp. Here’s my method.

Ask Madelyn: Enlarging Drafts

Madelyn goes over the different methods one can use when enlarging a draft.

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