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