Weaving Today

Come along with us as we explore the possibilities of weaving, search for the latest weaving trends (and explore old ones), and keep up to date on the newest weaving news.  We’ll also share with you the latest giveaways and give you a peak behind the scenes here at Weaving Today.

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2016 Weaving Challenge: Handwoven Celebrations

I hope you are all ready because we have not one, but TWO exciting announcements for you today. First, we are very happy to let you know we have a brand new, beautiful website. We’ve spent the last two months or so moving everything from the old Weaving Today to a new platform that will…

Charley weaving a denim rag rug on his loom.

Looms in Unexpected Places

Recently I visited the small town of Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. While visiting my mother I thought it would be fun to take her for a belated birthday lunch and afternoon of shopping. I thought the beautiful downtown studded with antique shops and historic buildings would be a perfect way to spend a lazy December day.…

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Ancient Knots (Not Quite) Unravelled

We’ve written here before about khipus (also known as quipus) which are ancient Incan tools made up of a series of knotted cords that were used to transfer information. The khipus were translated based on teh color and number of cords as well as the type, number, and positioning of the knots on each cord.…

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Weaving Away the Winter Blues (and Grays)

The past few days have been mighty gloomy in southern New Mexico. Typically cold weather is to be expected in winter, but the past two weeks have been punctuated by gray clouds covering the sky and hiding the mountains, and cold, drizzly rain. While I know deep in my heart that more rain in winter…

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Welcome to the New Weaving Today

I love new tools and resources that make my weaving life easier. From tools such as bobbin winders and fringe twisters to design software that makes tweaking drafts a snap, these tools save me time spent preparing to weave so I can spend more time happily at my loom. I’m very happy now to include…

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Limitless, Loomless Weaving

Card weaving has always intrigued me since I say my first piece as the band trim of John Mullarkey’s Chaos vest from the September/October 2011 issue of Handwoven (which also happened to be the very first issue I worked on). I was mesmerized by the design on the band, and when I looked up card weaving…

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New eBook of Baby Wrap Designs

I don’t remember exactly when I became aware of the resurgence of baby wearing in the United States. I think perhaps it was around my mid-twenties when friends began having children and more than a few were photographed using baby wraps to hold keep their babies close while also keeping their hands free. I do…

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Saying Goodbye to The Mannings

To many weavers, Tom Knisely and The Mannings are intrinsically linked. For the past 40 years, Tom has called The Mannings his weaving home away from home. Today, though, as The Mannings prepares to close its doors, Tom gives tribute to the school where he learned to spin and weave, where he bought his first…

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Behind Boiled Wool

Boiled wool isn’t a terribly pleasant sounding phrase. It brings to mind perhaps the worst Thanksgiving side dish of all time or a bubbling cauldron with wet, soppy wool being stirred. (Yuck!) Fortunately, boiled wool is much, much better than the name implies. Boiled wool is a bit like super felted/fulled wool. Wool fabric (knitted or…

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Thanksgiving Weaving Challenge 2015 Photos

Here at BeWeave It Headquarters we want to say a big thank you to everyone who sent us photos of their beautiful Thanksgiving weaving. From the top left and going clockwise: overshot runner by Leslie Skeat, twill cottolin napkins by Marie Murtaugh, herringbone autumn table runner by Carol Tedrick, and stars hostess towel by Nikki…