Tom Knisely uses the idea that less is more when planning a new project.
Looking to update some worn textiles? Give them a new lease on life in a new form.
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We all like clean and tidy selvedges but they can seem elusive with some structures. Here's Tom Knisely describing his techniques for weaving boundweave with good looking selvedges.
It's not just about having enough heddles on each shaft for your project. Tom explains some nuances of heddle management.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.