Madelyn van der Hoogt


Ask Madelyn: Overshot or Tied Overshot?

How can you tell whether a fabric was woven inwoven in overshot and tied overshot?

Ask Madelyn: Correlating Warp Color Orders and Drafts

Sometimes the relationship between the warp color order and the weaving draft isn't obvious and you have to read them carefully to understand their connection. Madelyn explains how.

A Tale of Twill

Madelyn van der Hoogt hated twills when she started weaving. But the introduction of colored publications in the 80s gave her a new love of twill weaving!

Ask Madelyn: Overshot Tabby Order

Any two picks in a row of overshot pattern in the same block will either cuddle together at the outside edge of a motif or split a bit apart.

Ask Madelyn: Altering Drafts to Fit Your Loom

What if your loom is narrower than the width of the project you want to weave? Madelyn explains how to reduce a threading draft to fit your loom.

Ask Madelyn: All About Tie-ups

Tie-ups can look different depending on what resource you are using. Madelyn explains how to decipher them!

Ask Madelyn: Tracking

Sometimes after wet-finishing, plain-weave fabrics will have a cross-hatching pattern that won't press out. Madelyn describes what is commonly known as tracking.

4 Free Woven Table Runner Patterns You'll Love

Learn how to make a woven table runner in this FREE eBook that includes 4 table runner patterns. These are sure to bring a unique touch to home d├ęcor.

Ask Madelyn: Yarns and Setts

If the sett for plain weave using 8/2 cotton is 20 epi, does that mean the sett for 16/2 cotton would be 40 epi? Madelyn explains some of the nuances of yarns and setts.

Ask Madelyn: The Best Yarn to Use for Baby Blankets

I'm planning a baby blanket and am trying to figure out what type of yarn to use. What do you recommend for baby blankets?