Tom Knisely

Notes from the Fell: Poppana

You may have seen Poppana or it's shuttles and not known what you were looking at. Tom Knisely investigated weaving with poppana strips using its special shuttles and wrote about it in "Notes from the Fell" in Handwoven May/June 22.

Notes from the Fell: Twist

You can use a yarn's twist in your handwoven cloth to your advantage. Tom explores tracking and then spins yarns to test how it affects cloth in this article from Handwoven Jan/Feb 2022.

Notes from the Fell: Keeping Records

Keeping good weaving records is a goal for many of us. Tom talks about a couple of uncommon methods that might work for you, as well as a more traditional style.

Notes from the Fell: Finishing Tips

Finishing projects doesn't have the same appeal to many of us as starting projects. Here are some tips from Tom Knisely that may change your attitude towards finishing.

Notes from the Fell: Compatible Contrasts

The magic in color-and-weave is in how the values of the colors interact. Through weaving, study, and simple observation, Tom has learned a lot about it.

Notes from the Fell: Caring for Your Reeds

Reeds are an important accessory to a loom but they are also exchangeable and you will probably need more than one. Here is Tom talking about reeds and how to care for them.

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Notes from the Fell: Breed-Specific Yarns

Tom Knisely likes to know where his yarn and fiber comes from, he even would like to meet the sheep who provided the wool he is spinning or weaving with.

Redefining the Paper Towel

Tom takes on the challenge of weaving a paper towel—yes really!

Two Sides to Every Cloth

Every piece of cloth has a story to tell, and some cloth has more than one story.

Notes From the Fell: Tying a New Warp to an Existing One

Tying a new warp on to an existing warp can be a time saver. Here is Tom's experience.