Madelyn van der Hoogt

Ask Madelyn: Ideas for Quick Dish Towels

What yarns and structures make for towels that are thirsty—and speedy to weave?

Ask Madelyn: Fabric Drape

Three basic factors affect drape: yarn/fiber, weave structure, and warp/weft density. How can you design fabric with the drape you want?

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.

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