Anne Merrow

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.

Weave Krokbragd on an Inkle Loom (it's easy and delightful)

What's as easy as plain weave but makes intriguing patterns? An inkle weaving technique known as turned krokbragd.

Les Tricoteuses: A Bastille Day Yarn

On July 14, France celebrates Bastille Day (or as they call it “Quatorze Juillet”), the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789 that marked a turning point in the French Revolution—well, the first of their revolutions, anyway.

The Magic of Doubleweave on a Rigid-Heddle Loom

You can add a second heddle and push the limits of rigid-heddle weaving, even creating twill and doubleweave on a rigid-heddle loom!

Fiber Festival: Beyond the Shopping

What can you do at the sheep and wool festival? Along with the price of admission, you have access to demonstrations that can be the best part of your fiber festival weekend. Here are a few demos you can’t miss.

Rustic Southwest Towels

Growing up in southern Arizona, Jodi Ybarra loved rustic décor. Her Rustic Southwest Towels in earth-tone hues represent those rich colors of the desert.

Whip Stitch Tutorial

The whip stitch is a great way to join pieces of woven fabric together that creates a nearly invisible seam on the "right" side of the fabric.

10 Insurance Tips for Crafters

Recent natural disasters have some of us in the office wondering what we’d do if it were us. Here are 10 insurance tips for crafters - take stock now!

Father’s Day Is for Cloth

On Father’s Day, I remember how I learned about cloth from my dad.

Anything but Plain Weave: 6 Tips for Breaking out of the Ordinary!

Whether it’s color, texture, or both, here are some ideas for making plain weave that’s out of the ordinary.