Making Plarn

Check out these instructions for making plarn (plastic yarn) from plastic grocery bags.

Media Picks: Woven Interiors & Handweavers' Problems for Absolute Beginners

Need inspiration or weaving instruction? Check out these two books reviewed in Handwoven September/October 2021

Ask Madelyn: Using Tabletop Drafts on a Floor Loom

Learn from Madelyn how to adapt table-loom drafts to use with floor looms.

Reader’s Gallery: Reflecting on Life during Lockdown

Clearly the pandemic has changed our lives, and for many weavers, it has also changed their weaving.

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Call for Submissions for Little Looms Holiday 2021!

There's no time like the present to start planning for the holidays in ...2021! Take my word for it, Little Looms Holiday 2021 will be here before you know it!

Try Sizing On for Size

To use a softer yarn for warp, I turned to an old technique: applying a coating to minimize the effects of abrasion.

Corn Pasta on My Loom

I’ve been getting a little restless, which may explain some of my culinary experiments. Not all have been successful!

Get Ready for the Holidays—Little Looms Holiday

Just because it’s still autumn doesn’t mean you can’t get excited about the winter holiday season!

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Call for Submissions for Little Looms Holiday 2021!

There's no time like the present to start planning for the holidays in ...2021! Take my word for it, Little Looms Holiday 2021 will be here before you know it!

Yarn Lab: Enchanting Churro

Churro yarn has long been used for weaving tapestries, rugs and blankets. Read this Yarn Lab from Handwoven September/October 2015 to see how beautifully it works up in different structures.

Use Your Thrums: Knotted Cut Pile

If your thrums are too nice to throw away, try turning them into magic carpets

BY: Sara Lamb

Reader’s Gallery: Love Theme

As I was reading contributors’ messages I noticed a common theme: love.

The History of the Potholder Loom

Playing with potholder looms is serious play, play that can teach you about weaving, color, and design.

Hemp: America’s Crop

Our next issue of Handwoven, the January/February 2021, features two projects woven with hemp. Read how hemp has fallen in and out of favor over the ages.

Lily Hope: Tlingit Weaver of Chilkat and Ravenstail

Lily Hope is one of the few remaining traditional Chilkat weavers. Read about the traditions she follows, and the techniques she uses to weave beautiful dancing blankets.

Ask Madelyn: Using a Sectional Beam without Warping Sectionally

You can warp a sectional beam without warping sectionally. Madelyn describes her method.

Reader’s Gallery—Scarves and Wraps with a Message

I sit in the lucky position of seeing the many beautiful scarves and shawls submitted to our Reader’s Gallery. Here are just a few.

Try Sizing On for Size

To use a softer yarn for warp, I turned to an old technique: applying a coating to minimize the effects of abrasion.

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