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.
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.
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.
Behind the drafts and swatches in this one volume of 8-shaft weaving patterns lies a story of women with extraordinary dedication.
PieceWork has been publishing a special theme issue on knitting for several years now, and it has become an annual best seller. It has even spawned a spinoff, Knitting Traditions, likewise a crazy success.
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.
In her article from the September/October 1995 issue of Handwoven, Linda muses on procrastination and how she makes it work for her.
But I’ve gotten a lot of pleasure from making yarn this way. However you think about spinning and weaving, here is this weaver's approach to spinning: