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Christina Garton

More Than Just Great Paper

We all know the new November/December 2019 issue is printed on great paper, but what about the projects and articles printed on those extra-thick and beautifully white pages?

The Best (and Worst) Ways to Weight Floating Selvedges

To make a floating selvedge "float" you need to weight it in some way. Through trial and error (mostly error) I've found the best (and worst) ways to weight your floating selvedges.

BeWeave It: Chantilly Lace

Chantilly lace is more than just a pretty face. It's a type of bobbin lace with a long history and ties to Marie Antoinette and Napoleon.

My Father’s Daughter: Rug to Runner

What better way to honor her father, Tom Knisely, than with a beautiful handwoven runner inspired by a project he wove and published in Handwoven years ago?

Moving the Fell Line Forward

Sometimes it's best to advance your warp, move your fell line, and keep looking forward.

The Colors of Summer Weaving

As I began to plan my summer weaving in my head, I realized something: The summer colors that inspired me so much would make a perfect autumnal palette as well.

Bombastic Fashion

I recently realized that nearly all of my bizarre historical fashion posts have focused on women’s fashion. Today, I’d like to talk about the bizarre practice of using bombast.

I Spent Years Avoiding 10/2 Cotton, and Now I Regret It

All these years, I had avoided weaving projects for 10/2 cotton. Now, that’s all I want to weave.

Huck: A Weave for All Seasons

As Lynn Tedder writes in this article, originally published in the November/December 2018 issue of Handwoven, huck is a structure for all seasons.

The Forgotten Farthingale

The name farthingale is a corrupted version of the Spanish name for the garment, verdugado—which is appropriate, given that Catherine of Aragon is credited with bringing the farthingale to England when she came over to marry Arthur, Prince of Wales.