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  • Mary E. Black: A "Key" Figure in Weaving History

    Next in our series of weaving teachers throughout history is the story of Mary E. Black (1895–1988) a “key” figure in the resurgence of weaving. Her book The Key To Weaving (and it’s updated version The New Key to Weaving ) is considered by many to be a classic. Her love of weaving...
    Posted to Beweave It by Christina Garton on 20 Aug 2014
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  • End-Feed vs Boat Shuttles

    Ask Madelyn HAVE A QUESTION? OUR EDITOR HAS THE ANSWER madelynv@interweave.com Hi Madelyn! A weaving friend told me that several weavers in her guild prefer using end-feed shuttles instead of boat shuttles. I checked them out online and they are pretty expensive. Are they really better? —Allison...
    Posted to Ask Madelyn by Madelyn van der Hoogt on 20 Aug 2014
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  • The Next Step

    I still remember the first time I wet-finished my first "real" weaving project. It was a set of 4 cottolin towels and I was so scared it was going to go wrong (looking back, I'm not sure what disaster was going to befall me) I only wet-finished one "just in case." Today I can...
    Posted to Weaving Today by LauraFry on 20 Aug 2014
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  • Lucy Morgan and American Handweaving

    In honor of nominations for Handwoven's Teacher of the Year Award, sponsored by Ashford/Foxglove Fibers, we here at BeWeave It headquarters thought it would be fun to do a series of BeWeave Its on famous weaving teachers throughout history. We're starting off this series with a BeWeave It originally...
    Posted to Beweave It by Christina Garton on 15 Aug 2014
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  • Choosing the Best Loom...For You

    Ask Madelyn HAVE A QUESTION? OUR EDITOR HAS THE ANSWER madelynv@interweave.com Madelyn is currently in the middle of teaching so this week's Ask Madelyn is a classic, originally published December 20, 2012. Hi Madelyn! I have a rigid-heddle loom and have liked weaving on it, but I'm really interested...
    Posted to Ask Madelyn by Madelyn van der Hoogt on 15 Aug 2014
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  • Weaving Excited Yarns

    For the past few years I have dreamed of someday learning to spin. I know many wonderful spinners who regularly turn bags of fiber into skeins of truly scrumptious yarns. While I've yet to pick up the spindle or wheel, after reading the following post by Liz Gipson I have a feeling that I will soon...
  • Revitalizing Afghan Silk

    Afghan silk rug. Photo courtesy of team abundo Once part of the Silk Road, the Herat province of Afghanistan was a thriving center of production for silk and the manufacturing of silk carpets. The dry climate is ideal for the growth of mulberry trees, the main food source for silk worms. However, the...
    Posted to Beweave It by lmeyer923 on 13 Aug 2014
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  • Tying on One Warp to Another

    Ask Madelyn HAVE A QUESTION? OUR EDITOR HAS THE ANSWER madelynv@interweave.com Hi Madelyn! I've heard that you like tying on new warps to old ones. I have just finished a warp I really loved and want to work with it again. Isn't it easier to re-thread (start completely over) than to tie all those...
    Posted to Ask Madelyn by Madelyn van der Hoogt on 13 Aug 2014
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  • Feeling Stressed? Try Weaving a Towel!

    Wiser people than me warned about trying to turn my passion for weaving into a business. Don’t get me wrong. Of all the jobs in the world I could have, weaving, teaching weaving, and writing about weaving are pretty cool and tremendously rewarding. However, managing and growing a business for which...
    Posted to Weaving Today by khdonde on 13 Aug 2014
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  • Teacher of the Year

    I remember my very first weaving class. I had signed up for a course at the Las Cruces Museum of Art with a couple of friends and I felt pretty confident. At that time in my life I was working at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum and so I had seen countless weaving demonstrations on the museum’s...
    Posted to Inside Handwoven by Christina Garton on 12 Aug 2014
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  • Wall Display Woes

    Ask Madelyn HAVE A QUESTION? OUR EDITOR HAS THE ANSWER madelynv@interweave.com Madelyn is just starting two weeks of classes at The Weavers' School so this week's Ask Madelyn is a classic, originally published March 9, 2011. Hi Madelyn, Do you have information on the best ways to hang weavings...
    Posted to Ask Madelyn by Madelyn van der Hoogt on 6 Aug 2014
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  • A Few Thoughts From Tom Knisely

    It’s that time again! What time is it, you ask? Well it’s time to nominate your choice for Handwoven’s Teacher of the Year contest ! If you have a teacher you’d like to nominate let us know who he or she is and why you think they should be the Handwoven Teacher of the Year. We’re...
    Posted to Weaving Today by Tom Knisely on 6 Aug 2014
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  • Dyeing, Weaving, and Endless Creativity

    Painted scarves hung up to dry. A couple of weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Convergence as the official representative of Handwoven , Weaving Today , and Interweave. I had some vague ideas of what it would be like from those who had been to event’s past and they all gave...
    Posted to Weaving Today by Christina Garton on 30 Jul 2014
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  • More About Floating Selvedges

    Ask Madelyn HAVE A QUESTION? OUR EDITOR HAS THE ANSWER madelynv@interweave.com More about floating selvedges... In last week’s post (July 23, 2014), I recommended entering each shed by passing the shuttle over the floating selvedge and exiting the shed by passing the shuttle under it. I pointed...
    Posted to Ask Madelyn by Madelyn van der Hoogt on 30 Jul 2014
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  • Floating Selvedges Made Easy

    Hi Madelyn! I was taught that you are sort of “cheating” if you use floating selvedges. So, when I weave overshot (or other 2-shuttle weaves), I interlock the two wefts at the selvedges. For twills, I can usually figure out a treadle/shuttle order that takes the weft around the outside thread...
    Posted to Ask Madelyn by Madelyn van der Hoogt on 23 Jul 2014
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