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The Colors of Summer Weaving

As I began to plan my summer weaving in my head, I realized something: The summer colors that inspired me so much would make a perfect autumnal palette as well.

Bombastic Fashion

I recently realized that nearly all of my bizarre historical fashion posts have focused on women’s fashion. Today, I’d like to talk about the bizarre practice of using bombast.

Celebrate Handwoven’s Ruby Anniversary!

When I become editor of Handwoven I had no idea that Handwoven’s Ruby Anniversary was coming and that my idea of a dream issue would mesh so perfectly with it.

Ask Madelyn: Rule of Thumb for Using a Paddle

When you were demonstrating using the paddle, I couldn’t tell when you moved it up or when you moved it down for sure.

Les Tricoteuses: A Bastille Day Yarn

On July 14, France celebrates Bastille Day (or as they call it “Quatorze Juillet”), the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789 that marked a turning point in the French Revolution—well, the first of their revolutions, anyway.

I Spent Years Avoiding 10/2 Cotton, and Now I Regret It

All these years, I had avoided weaving projects for 10/2 cotton. Now, that’s all I want to weave.

Huck: A Weave for All Seasons

As Lynn Tedder writes in this article, originally published in the November/December 2018 issue of Handwoven, huck is a structure for all seasons.

Leave the What Ifs Behind: Loom Theory

Each Loom Theory is dedicated to a specific type of loom, either 4-shaft, rigid-heddle or 8-shaft loom.

Ask Madelyn: Choosing the Right Dent for Your EPI

If I want 30 epi in my warp and I have the choice of an 8-, 12-, or 15-dent reed, which is the best?

The Forgotten Farthingale

The name farthingale is a corrupted version of the Spanish name for the garment, verdugado—which is appropriate, given that Catherine of Aragon is credited with bringing the farthingale to England when she came over to marry Arthur, Prince of Wales.