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  • A Novel(ty) Scarf

    A while back I wrote about being so inspired by Tom Knisely’s video Weaving with Novelty Yarns that I decided to weave myself up a fancy scarf using some beautiful rayon slub combined with a merino/Tencel. At the time of the original post the warp was still on the board. I have since finished weaving...
    Posted to Weaving Today by Christina Garton on 7 Nov 2014
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  • Weaving Through Time

    This cozy throw appeared in the 1979 issue, but it looks like something Handwoven might publish today This past weekend I spent quite a bit of time packing in preparation of my upcoming move to the Land of Enchantment. I’d already packed my loom and my yarn and all the associated supplies, but...
    Posted to Weaving Today by Christina Garton on 5 Nov 2014
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  • A Question of Sett

    Ask Madelyn HAVE A QUESTION? OUR EDITOR HAS THE ANSWER madelynv@interweave.com Hi all at Handwoven , I brought beautiful 60/2 silk back from a recent trip to India and can't easily get more if my pattern doesn't work, so I’m hoping someone there can help me decide what to do. Your magazine...
    Posted to Ask Madelyn by Madelyn van der Hoogt on 31 Oct 2014
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  • Weaving New Adventures

    The past few weeks have been rather bittersweet. After four long years, my husband finally finished his dissertation and will hopefully be a full-fledged doctor by this time next week. While there will be much celebration when he defends on Friday, there will also be much packing as along with the PhD...
    Posted to Weaving Today by Christina Garton on 29 Oct 2014
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  • Scary Thoughts

    Betty Davenport's Rio Grande placemats from T he Best of Handwoven: Rigid Heddle Pattern Book 1 would look great on a Thanksgiving table. Halloween is more fun than scary. (I'll have my grownup kids and their family visiting. A whole new generation for tricks and treats!) But here's a truly...
    Posted to From the Studio by Anita Osterhaug on 29 Oct 2014
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  • What to do With Weak Wools

    Ask Madelyn HAVE A QUESTION? OUR EDITOR HAS THE ANSWER madelynv@interweave.com Hi Madelyn, I was given numerous cones of wool, 20/2 to 40/2 in weight, from a weaving outfit that closed its doors. When I tried to wind a warp using them, they would frequently break. Even if I am winding a bobbin, the yarn...
    Posted to Ask Madelyn by Madelyn van der Hoogt on 24 Oct 2014
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  • The Efficient Weaver

    As the holiday season approaches, and the warps I put on my loom get longer and longer I know I try to find the balance between weaving quickly, but at the same time not hurrying. Fortunately for me, Laura Fry's new video The Efficient Weaver covers just this topic. After several decades at the loom...
    Posted to Weaving Today by LauraFry on 24 Oct 2014
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  • Pit Shields, Medieval Poetry, and PieceWork

    We here at BeWeave It are very happy to announce that our friends at PieceWork , Handwoven ’s sister publication, have finally gotten their own fan page on Facebook: Needlework Traditions . “But wait!” I hear some of you say, “This is a weaving page, why should we care about a...
    Posted to Beweave It by Christina Garton on 23 Oct 2014
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  • Griffins and Toilet Tidies

    As you may or may not have already known, Interweave has recently released an absolutely epic 6-volume set of Weldon’s Practical Needlework . As a result, instead of writing and researching serious articles like weaving with dog hair or dressing up like zombies, we here at BeWeave It have been...
    Posted to Beweave It by Christina Garton on 22 Oct 2014
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  • Fine Threads and Warping

    Ask Madelyn HAVE A QUESTION? OUR EDITOR HAS THE ANSWER madelynv@interweave.com Dear Madelyn, I have a question about weaving with 60/2 silk (the sett will be 56 epi). What is the best method to warp? Front to back or back to front? Also, since there are more than 400 threads of the same color, do you...
    Posted to Ask Madelyn by Madelyn van der Hoogt on 22 Oct 2014
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  • Get the Lowdown on Downton Fashion

    We absolutely love the latest Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits , so when the opportunity came up to share this post from frequent PieceWork contributor Kristine Byrnes about her wonderful tour of the costumes from Downton Abbey at the Winterthur Museum, we jumped at the chance. Her post is full of wonderful...
    Posted to Weaving Today by Christina Garton on 22 Oct 2014
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  • Trolling for Gifts

    For holiday gifts, I give each household in my family a goody bag or basket full of Oregon hazelnuts and wine, homemade cookies and jams, and at least one special little non-edible gift. We are of northern European descent, so the holidays always include Norwegian butter cookies and loaves of German...
    Posted to From the Studio by Anita Osterhaug on 17 Oct 2014
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  • Which Loom is for You?

    Ask Madelyn HAVE A QUESTION? OUR EDITOR HAS THE ANSWER madelynv@interweave.com Hi Madelyn! I have fallen in love with weaving by seeing the handwovens at our local guild’s annual sale. I bought two dish towels and a pillow. They told me the towels are waffle weave and the pillow is overshot (whatever...
    Posted to Ask Madelyn by Madelyn van der Hoogt on 16 Oct 2014
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  • Warped and Twisted

    Ask Madelyn HAVE A QUESTION? OUR EDITOR HAS THE ANSWER madelynv@interweave.com Today's Ask Madelyn is a classic from our archives and was originally published August 16, 2013. Hi Madelyn! I just wound a linen warp of 35/2 linen and the threads were quite twisted as I sleyed, threaded, and beamed...
    Posted to Ask Madelyn by Madelyn van der Hoogt on 10 Oct 2014
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  • Peerless, Tearless Linen

    To my mind, linen has always been the queen of fibers. (Perhaps silk is the empress.) Growing up with a parent and grandparents fresh from “the old country,” I was taught to prize fine linens because no family occasion could happen without them. As an adult, I also learned how much of my...
    Posted to Weaving Today by Anita Osterhaug on 10 Oct 2014
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