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.”
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?
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.
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
Madelyn provides two methods for handling warp threads that aren't being caught when weaving with two shuttles.
When you rethread your heddles for a new weave structure, what should you do about the sett in the reed?
Thanks to Marion Powell we now think of shadow weave as a block weave that can be designed using profile drafts. Madelyn explains.
Download this pdf that walks you through the structures and projects found in Handwoven November/December 2021 and explains the cause of their threads' deflection.
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!