How do you keep your warp tension the same every time you advance your warp?
The Magic Yarn Project offers handcrafted Disney princess wigs to kids diagnosed with cancer.
I don’t know if Scarlett ever did think about how to get Rhett Butler back, but I know I’m thinking hard about deflected doubleweave and where to start my explorations.
Decades later as a weaver I am still in awe at the power of color when deployed correctly.
Nigerian weaver Ojo Obaniyi decided to turn his Volkswagen pickup truck into a functional work of art by weaving raffia fiber throughout the entire vehicle.
I have found that no matter what I do, my warp ends are at different lengths once they are threaded through the heddles.
Even though she owns other looms Lisa chose a simple rigid-heddle loom and a pick-up technique to weave the complex pattern for her scarf.
Meredith Parmalee, a 22-year-old Northeastern University student, finger-knitted a scarf for the duration of the New York City Marathon as a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Sometimes it’s a challenge to feel that we deserve such bounty. Opening my bin of precious fibers and pawing through the little bags of yak, bison, and qiviut, I generally retreat to the comforts of very nice but not too precious wool.
Now I have three chains with their chokes tied to the front beam, the third small chain overlapping both of the other two. Now what?
I really like to use a plain-weave selvedge when I weave towels in either Atwater-Bronson lace, huck lace, or twills. In all these cases, the plain-weave sections build up more than the lace/twill sections, and the edges therefore tend to ruffle.
I'd like to challenge all you American Thanksgiving celebrators out there to weave something for your kitchen or your table for the holiday. If you’re like me and leaving the cooking to a friend or relative, I encourage you to make two: one to keep and one to give.
You could say that the cochineal is a weaver's favorite insect: the scale insect produces a substance called carminic acid that can be mixed with aluminum or calcium salts to make a gorgeous red dye (known as carmine).
A weaving friend of mine has a Swedish countermarch loom that she wants to sell me for a very good price. Are there any aspects of this loom I should know about?
Dyeing really is great fun, and just like wearing a scarf you handwoven feels extra special, so too does wearing a piece that you hand dyed (and if it’s both handwoven and hand dyed, that’s even better).