Choosing and Using Shuttles: Double-Bobbin Boat Shuttles and End-Feed Shuttles

Learn about two shuttles that are sometimes considered more advanced, as they require finesse on the part of the weaver. You might just want to learn how to use them!

Homage to the Simple Stripe

From a white wedding dress to "blue-collar" clothing, cloth tends to reflect our cultural beliefs and values. Here's weaver and Handwoven contributor Liz Moncrief to tell you about the spotted history of stripes.

B-Side Magic

Surprises...good surprises are one of the joys of weaving. Often those surprises were there all along, but hidden from view!

Ask Madelyn: Plain Weave and Satin

Is it possible to weave a plain-weave border around satin or sateen? Madelyn has the answer!


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!



Slitrya rugs and blankets have recently seen a surge in popularity. Read about their long history and how they have changed over the years.

Use Your Thrums and Weftovers: Stitching

Sara started experimenting with sewing scraps of handwoven fabrics together with her thrums with the idea of one day making a large blanket.

BY: Sara Lamb

Call for Submissions: Handwoven November/December 2021—Reflecting on Deflecting

Weaving deflection uses the wriggly quality of untensioned threads to its advantage.

Yule Logs and Tree Scarves

Sometimes it takes a lesson learned away from the loom to better understand weaving.

Reader's Gallery - Color Glorious Color!

Looking to end 2020 on the upswing, I decided to choose this group of scarves and shawls based on joyful colors!

Too Precious To Use: 6 Tips To Control Your Stash

Here are 6 tips I’ve developed to control my stash rather than letting it control me:

A Rip-Roaring Rag Time: Rag Rug Weaving with Tom Knisely

To help you get started on your next rag rug weaving adventure, check out Tom Knisely's Rag Rug video.

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Marine Silk Scarf

Inspired by the SeaCell yarn she was sampling, Liz designed a simple, flowing scarf to explore the yarn's possibilities.

Yarn Lab: Silk from the Sea

I’ve been working with a new-to-me yarn, Marine Silk Lace, for the past couple of years. Merino wool and silk have, of course, been used for a very long time, but there’s a surprise fiber in this yarn—seaweed.

Use your Thrums: Inlay

Use your too-good-to-throw away thrums for inlay and add interest to plain-weave fabrics.

BY: Sara Lamb