Madelyn van der Hoogt


Ask Madelyn: Broken Warp Thread Woes

There are several factors to consider when you are determining the cause for broken warp threads. First and foremost is to locate where the break actually occurs in the threads.

Ask Madelyn: Using Two Thread Sizes as One

If you have one thread that is half the size of the other, how can you use it in warp and weft?

All You Need for Shadow Weave

If your loom has four shafts, you are probably sometimes disappointed to see projects in Handwoven that require six or eight. With many weaves, four shafts can’t do what more can. With shadow weave, four are all you need!

Remembering David Xenakis

In September, the weaving world lost one of its stars, David Xenakis. His friend Madelyn van der Hoogt reflects on his contributions to our understanding of what’s possible in handweaving.

What Shawl We Weave?

Prepare your loom for cooler temperatures with this collection of shawls.

Washing Handwovens

Check out these tips for taking care of your weaving.

Ask Madelyn: Skeleton Tie-Ups and Countermarch Looms

I'm trying to use a skeleton tie-up on my countermarch loom for a 4-shaft huck-lace draft but it's not working. Help!

Ask Madelyn: Skeleton Tie-Up on a Countermarch?

Is it possible to use a skeleton tie-up on a countermarch loom? Sometimes. Madelyn shows how to tie up your treadles for an 8-shaft skeleton summer and winter tie-up.

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.


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