Ask Madelyn

Ask Madelyn: Weaving Resources

A reader wants to know what resources Madelyn recommends for building a weaving library.

Ask Madelyn: Twill Setts

How do you know what sett to use for twill if your yarn isn't quite the same as the yarn used in the pattern you are following?

Ask Madelyn: Blending Drafts

Madelyn advises on how to adjust 2 drafts to have the same number of ends to create a blended draft.

Ask Madelyn: Plain Weave and Satin

Is it possible to weave a plain-weave border around satin or sateen? Madelyn has the answer!

Ask Madelyn: Sample, Sample, Sample

Madelyn explains her sampling process—it might surprise you!

Ask Madelyn: Reading Drafts

Madelyn explains step-by-step how to read an extra-long, extra-complicated draft.

Ask Madelyn: Twisting Texsolv

Is there a reason you’d want to twist your Texsolv heddles? Madelyn weighs in!

Ask Madelyn: When Do You Need a Floating Selvedge?

When is it okay to forgo a floating selvedge? Madelyn has the answers!

Ask Madelyn: Enlarging Drafts

Madelyn goes over the different methods one can use when enlarging a draft.

Ask Madelyn: Joining a Twisted Weft

When weaving a Shaker-style twisted rug, how do you join a new weft to an old—without making a lump?