Madelyn van der Hoogt


Beyond the Loom: Tools and Equipment

Everyone knows you need a loom to weave, but what are the other essentials a weaver needs?

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Coping with Harness Envy: Reducing Multi-shaft Drafts to 4-shafts

It's frustrating to love an 8-shaft pattern when you only have a 4-shaft loom. In this article from March/April 2018, Madelyn describes how to reduce 8-shaft twill drafts to 4-shafts. We tried her methods on some recent drafts, check out our results!

Ask Madelyn: How do you use a temple on doubleweave?

Madelyn explains how to use a temple with doubleweave.

Ask Madelyn: What's a Block Weave?

Block weaves are structures in which groups of warp and weft threads can produce two different-looking interlacements, one that identify as “pattern,” the other as “background.”

Ask Madelyn: Which Loom is for You?

How do I find out what loom I should get?

Ask Madelyn: Sizes for Table Runners

I have decided to embark on a table runner for my niece. What size do you recommend? Also, what cotton yarn do recommend for table runners?

Ask Madelyn: Is there a correct tabby shuttle order?

I have always followed a certain rule for using the tabby weft in supplementary-weft structures such as overshot and summer and winter: Throw the tabby pick before the pattern pick. Please tell me the reason for this.

Ask Madelyn: Dimensions of a Scarf: How to Determine Scarf Length

Expert Madelyn van der Hoogt discusses how to determine scarf length when weaving a project for another person as well as the types of fabric you should use based on the scarf's intent

Ask Madelyn: Catching edge warp threads with two shuttles

Madelyn provides two methods for handling warp threads that aren't being caught when weaving with two shuttles.

Ask Madelyn: Changing setts when changing weave structures

When you rethread your heddles for a new weave structure, what should you do about the sett in the reed?