Ask Madelyn

Ask Madelyn: Introduction to Towels

Is there a best yarn or structure for a handwoven towel? Madelyn gives her opinion.

Ask Madelyn: Doubling Threads on a Pirn or Bobbin

Is there an easy way to double threads on a pirn or bobbin without them separating or tangling? Madelyn has the answer!

Ask Madelyn: Reducing 8-Shaft Drafts

Madelyn explains how to take an 8-shaft draft and reduce it to 4 shafts.

Ask Madelyn: Which Direction Do I Thread?

How do you read a threading draft? Does it matter whether you’re warping front-to-back or back-to-front? Madelyn has the answers.

Warping Back to Front with Two Crosses

Learn the art of warping a loom back to front with two crosses! Warping with two crosses is ideal for very fine, sticky, or highly-twisted warps.

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!