Christina Garton | Handwoven

Christina Garton

Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

Every second weekend in July, artists and artisans from around the globe arrive in Santa Fe to take part in the International Folk Art Market (IFAM). Held on Santa Fe’s Museum Hill, the market features booths from hundreds of artists.

Give Your Weaving Some Extra Oomph with Lattice Fringe

Lattice fringe is a fun and easy way to give your handwoven cloth some extra oomph.

Peacock Alley: The Once Chenille Capital of the World

While reading the excellent book The Girls of Atomic City, I was surprised to see a sentence casually mentioning that Georgia was once a hub of chenille production.

Log Cabin Reinvented

When I bought my first rigid-heddle loom, the first pattern I wanted to weave was log cabin.

In Praise of Boredom, the Catalyst of Creativity

Boredom is the catalyst of creativity and impetus of adventure. As weavers, it’s often boredom that challenges us to try a new structure or technique and to build our weaving skills.

Marie Antoinette and Muslin Disease

Women would sometimes wear these muslin dresses in all kinds of weather—rain or shine. According to some sources, this led to an increase of respiratory illnesses dubbed “muslin disease.”

Dreaming of Deflected Doubleweave

I remember the first time I saw deflected doubleweave—it was a set of scarves woven by Madelyn and featured in the January/February 2007 issue of Handwoven.

My Favorite Baby Blanket Is Basically a Towel

Throughout my pregnancy and my son’s first year, we were gifted many baby blankets. My favorite baby blanket is handwoven.

Hit the City Streets With Little Looms

I felt that same joy when I got to explore London, Denver, and other big cities. So when we needed a third “place” themed-project section for our 2019 issue of Easy Weaving With Little Looms, I knew it had to be one that paid homage to the city.

Enjoy Each Pattern in Handwoven Loom Theory 8-Shaft Collection

Handwoven Loom Theory: 8-Shaft Scarf Collection is not just a celebration of weaving and complex designs, but also of fine yarns—silk, wool, lyocell, and linen—from well-loved yarn companies.