Linda Ligon

Inspiring Embellishments

Anita Luvera Mayer takes her cloth creations to the next level with imaginative and inspiring embellishments.

Life and Times in Color: Nell Znamierowski

Nell Znamierowski (1931-2021) had an instinctive color sense that guided her and inspired others.

Growing Up Together

Linda Ligon reminisces about her times working with former Handwoven photographer Joe Coca.

Wrangling 5 Shafts From A 4-shaft Loom

Ever wonder about those 5-shaft drafts you see from time to time? Here's an interesting idea about how they were woven.

Like Disappearing Ink

Here’s the story of how Linda’s son got lost in Tunis and discovered a not-quite-magical cloak.

We Can't Weave Well Enough Alone

Linda Ligon wrote this poem and read it during the Schacht Spindle Company's 50th anniversary celebration in September 2019. We hope you love it as much as we do.

I Love Paper

In the early years of Interweave, I tended to go overboard on paper quality. My decisions were emotional, not rational, though. I thought that the paper should be as beautiful and feel as wonderful as the textiles we were printing on it.

Spin Off, Handwoven & PieceWork Come Home

Since beginning her independent craft publishing project in 1975, Linda Ligon saw the weaving, spinning, and needlework magazines move to bigger and bigger offices. But there’s no place like home.

How the Classic Book of 8-Shaft Weaving Patterns Came to Be

Behind the drafts and swatches in this one volume of 8-shaft weaving patterns lies a story of women with extraordinary dedication.

The Hidden Messages of Name Drafts

Weavers love name drafts. They’re fun ways we can hide special little messages in our weaving and create works of cloth with extra layers of meaning.