Ask Madelyn


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?

Ask Madelyn: Tabby on a Table Loom

A beginning weaver asks Madelyn how to weave tabby on a table loom if all 8 shafts are being used.

Ask Madelyn: Blended Drafts Side-by-Side

Madelyn explains how to put 2 drafts, from 2 different structures, side-by-side in a single weaving.

Ask Madelyn: Warping Board Limits

Madelyn advises a weaver on what to do when a project requires more ends than will fit on their warping board.