I thought twill was a popular weave structure among Handwoven designers, but to be certain I searched in the Handwoven library for twill WIFs, and more than half of the almost 300 projects came up (160/291). That said, I think we need to branch out a bit, so for the September/October issue, I chose the theme “Anything but Twill.” I know I’m going out on a limb (in yet another tree reference) but let’s try looking at some of the other weave structures and especially some that we don’t know as well. Here are some ideas to consider: Quigley, dimity, damask, basketweave, corduroy, velvet, and canvas. Please note: I don’t in any way think that list is complete, and I’d love to learn about some other unusual structures you know about!
We will be looking for fun and interesting projects that use out-of-the ordinary weave structures and articles about those same structures. Whether those structures are based on traditional structures or structure offshoots, we want to know about them!
Check out the palette for the issue here.
Please note that we have changed our submission process and now use a submission form for all proposals. We base our project selections for each issue on contributor photographs. We will review the proposals and ask for additional photographs if needed, to be sent in by January 1, 2024, for this issue. After the project-selection meeting, we will contact everyone whose project is accepted and ask that it be submitted along with the project paperwork by the final submissions date listed below.
Proposals for projects and articles due: 11/06/2023.
Submissions in the form of photographs and article outlines due: 01/02/2024.
Final submissions, including projects and paperwork, due: 02/12/2024.
If you would like to get a head start on the paperwork, look here to choose the one that fits your project.
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