When I become editor of Handwoven I had no idea that Handwoven’s Ruby Anniversary was coming and that my idea of a dream issue would mesh so perfectly with it.
Each Loom Theory is dedicated to a specific type of loom, either 4-shaft, rigid-heddle or 8-shaft loom.
This weekend, I threaded 430 ends of 20/2 cotton on my loom in 4 shades of gray from Lunatic Fringe’s Tubular Spectrum. It’s an easy threading of plain weave with some crammed ends of 10/2 cotton to create ribs in the fabric.
I’ve realized that many weavers enjoy weaving but stumble when it comes to trimming, hemming, and fringing their projects.
What do you do with a dog on the loom—the weaver’s expression for a project that no longer inspires you and, even worse, one that paralyzes you from moving forward?
In our May/June 2019 issue of Handwoven we explore the ways you can adjust your warp to weave multiple projects, structures, or patterns.
Here are some items you might not think of as weaving equipment that can help with rigid-heddle weaving. Some can be found at your local hardware, beauty, or discount store. Others are easy to find online.
I wouldn’t recommend that a brand-new weaver jump into profile drafts. It’s not because the subject is difficult, but a grasp of profile drafts needs to be layered onto a basic understanding of drafts.
I love that Elisabeth Hill isn’t timid when she designs and weaves. She seems to have an uncanny sense of how color combinations and weave structures work together on the loom, and she jumps wholeheartedly into projects.