Madelyn van der Hoogt

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?

The Draft: Shadow Weave as a Block Weave

Thanks to Marion Powell we now think of shadow weave as a block weave that can be designed using profile drafts. Madelyn explains.

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An Ode to Floats and Their Connection to Deflection

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.

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!

Ask Madelyn: Introduction to Towels

Is there a best yarn or structure for a handwoven towel? Madelyn gives her opinion.

Ask Madelyn: Doubling Threads on a Pirn or Bobbin

Is there an easy way to double threads on a pirn or bobbin without them separating or tangling? Madelyn has the answer!