Madelyn van der Hoogt


Ask Madelyn: Twisting Texsolv

Is there a reason you’d want to twist your Texsolv heddles? Madelyn weighs in!

Ask Madelyn: When Do You Need a Floating Selvedge?

When is it okay to forgo a floating selvedge? Madelyn has the answers!

Ask Madelyn: Enlarging Drafts

Madelyn goes over the different methods one can use when enlarging a draft.

Ask Madelyn: Joining a Twisted Weft

When weaving a Shaker-style twisted rug, how do you join a new weft to an old—without making a lump?

Ask Madelyn: Tabby on a Table Loom

A beginning weaver asks Madelyn how to weave tabby on a table loom if all 8 shafts are being used.

Ask Madelyn: Blended Drafts Side-by-Side

Madelyn explains how to put 2 drafts, from 2 different structures, side-by-side in a single weaving.

Ask Madelyn: Warping Board Limits

Madelyn advises a weaver on what to do when a project requires more ends than will fit on their warping board.

Ask Madelyn: Tie-Ups for Blended Drafts

Need help figuring out how to tie up blended drafts? Madelyn can help.

Ask Madelyn: Warping a Second Warp Beam

How do you warp a second warp beam if you’re a front-to-back warper? Madelyn has the answers!

Empty Looms and Silent Shuttles

Even during normal times, weaving is a solitary craft, and weavers cherish their weaving relationships. Madelyn talks about how she is spending her time alone and what she misses.