Staying in might spur you to try new techniques such as the weft color blending I used in my scarf.
In his new book True Colors (Thrums Books 2019), author Keith Recker interviews 28 artisans about their methods and their relationships to dyes. Here is an excerpt.
You might think that yarn made out of banana fibers is a new thing but in fact it has been around for a long time. Liz Moncrief wove samples with it with great success.
Taking a project from design through sampling and then completion is slower when you weave only on the weekends.
Why publish two projects based on the same tree? While both designers cite the birch tree as their inspiration, the different ways they each interpreted bark as cloth is absolutely fascinating.
An iconic plaid fabric, palaka is known as Hawaii's plaid. Hawaii's history and palaka's history are intertwined.
One way to design with multiple colors is to start with a neutral base and add colors to it but it helps to have a plan.
We all have cones and skeins of yarn that have stories that make them too special to use in just any project.
Read how Diane came up with an idea for weaving and sewing a chasuble and stole for a young priest from the region where she lives in Italy. It’s an unusual story, but one worth telling.
For the 2021 Little Looms, we wanted a theme that would be specific enough to inspire designers while being general enough to appeal to almost everyone. And so the This & That issue was born.