The advantages to weaving small items are almost too many to count: your loom can be small; it can even be a portable table loom. You use a lot less yarn. Warping is much faster. You feel the joy of completion sooner and much more often. A small item is appreciated as much as a large one.
I have just woven a sample on the loom and am satisfied that the threading is correct, so now I’m ready to start my actual piece. I want it to have fringe with hemstitching. What is the best way to allow for the fringe and start my new piece?
Ph.D. student Philipp Stössel of the Functional Materials Laboratory in Zurich has developed a yarn from gelatin, a product that is left over from animals after they have been slaughtered.
I have acquired a variety of reeds over the years. I never paid strict attention to whether or not the reeds were from the same manufacturer as my looms. Was this naive on my part?
Weaving with a standard yarn (or the yarn you have on hand) is a fine thing. But handspinners can take it one step further: they can decide what properties their yarn should have and design the fabric around it.
As a new weaver, sometimes it feels difficult to move from “beginner” to “intermediate.” I’ve pretty much mastered warping my loom and I can fix a broken warp thread in just a minute without panicking. I can tell the difference between most of the major weave structures and am fairly comfortable designing my own projects. So how do I get from this level of comfortable beginner (advanced beginner?) to intermediate weaver?
A friend told me I should be using a temple. I have purchased one, but am not sure how to use it.
Having just finished its fourth year, the U.K.-based race drew thousands of fans to cheer on their favorite ewes...who were, of course, mounted by hand-knitted jockeys
Doubleweave is a fascinating weave structure. If you know how to use it right, you can weave pockets and pouches into your cloth, use it as a design feature, create a cloth much wider than your loom, and so much more.
This free eBook includes five projects, as well as instructions for building your own inkle loom using CPVC pipes.
Known as "HOT TEA," the fiber artist resembles a graffiti artist in the sense that he creates street art elusively and secretly overnight. However, his goal is to create street art in a non-destructive manner, which is why he's so fond of yarn.
Weavers are lucky because we can create complicated items with minimal sewing simply by weaving interesting cloth and using color, texture, and pattern to our advantage.
There is a project that I'm interested in that has lots of weft color changes. I'm worried that my edges will build up more than the rest of my weaving because won't I be increasing the picks per inch at the selvedges if I overlap the weft tails there?
When you are a beginning weaver, you don’t know the consequences of the choices you make, especially of yarn type and size and their appropriate setts. For that reason (in addition to taking classes and doing what your teacher says), one of the best ways to learn about yarns, weave structures, and setts is to follow the instructions for projects in Handwoven.
Maybe you've been yearning to improve your towel weaving skills, or perhaps you’re looking to finally master your rigid-heddle technique. Whatever the case may be, learning is made fun at this fall festival-meets-yarn workshop event.