Linda Ligon | Handwoven

Linda Ligon


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.

A Weaver’s Guide to Effective Procrastination

In her article from the September/October 1995 issue of Handwoven, Linda muses on procrastination and how she makes it work for her.

Weaving Tricks of the Trade: One Weaver's Approach to Spinning

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: