Easy Weaving on Little Looms 2016

LL CoverWhen the stress of the day is too much for me, I reach for yarn and loom. The passing of the weft and slow advancement of the warp are a form of meditation, a calming action that releases the pent-up tension of  life.

More and more studies show that practicing a craft is good for your brain. Besides healing the mind, weaving has other benefits for well-being:

  1.  It connects you with the past
    Weaving is one of humanity’s oldest activities, the way we clothed ourselves and protected ourselves from the elements. You’ve heard of Paleo diets? This is paleo craft.
  2. It connects you with the present
    Weavers around the world are joined by a common thread. Especially with little looms such as pin looms, frame looms, and rigid-heddle looms, you can get together with friends and share the joy of making.
  3. It’s a great opportunity to play with yarn
    Yarn is one of the great joys of weavers (and knitters, spinners, and crocheters). Whether you’re whipping out cloth at great speed or savoring each yard that passes through your fingertips, weaving is a tactile pleasure.
  4. It makes wonderful projects
    Read on for some of our favorite things to make for yourself or for loved ones. Weaving is productive in the best sense, giving you something to show for your efforts.
  5. There’s always something to learn
    This magazine is designed for weavers at every level to find something new, whether it’s playing with color, trying out a new loom, or treating fabric in a new way.

I hope you’ll join me at the loom and weave your cares away.

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Plain Weave

Woven Pools Scarf by Gladys We
Woven Pools Scarf by Gladys We
Sea Glass Scarf by Anne Merrow
Sea Glass Scarf by Anne Merrow
Slow Stripes Shoulder Bag by Deborah Jarchow
Slow Stripes Shoulder Bag by Deborah Jarchow
Down by the Lakes Towels by Jodi Ybarra
Down by the Lakes Towels by Jodi Ybarra
Latitude and Longitude Scarves by Denise Renee Grace
Latitude and Longitude Scarves by Denise Renee Grace
Latitude and Longitude Scarves by Denise Renee Grace
Latitude and Longitude Scarves by Denise Renee Grace
Lobster Pot Scarf by Stephanie Sokolov
Lobster Pot Scarf by Stephanie Sokolov

Pin Loom 

Flower Fascinator by Christina Garton
Flower Fascinator by Christina Garton
Chevron Felted Bag by Deborah Shelmidine
Chevron Felted Bag by Deborah Shelmidine
Diamond Tote by Deborah Shelmidine
Diamond Tote by Deborah Shelmidine
Ivy Lamp Shade by Judy Pagels
Ivy Lamp Shade by Judy Pagels
Mod Square Trivet & Coasters by Laurel Johnson
Mod Square Trivet & Coasters by Laurel Johnson
Pin-Loom Patchwork Scarf by Patricia Hokenson
Pin-Loom Patchwork Scarf by Patricia Hokenson
Twill Basket by Stephanie Flynn Sokolov
Twill Basket by Stephanie Flynn Sokolov

Twice as Nice Pincushion & Scissors Fob by Angela Tong

Seven Squares Earflap Hat by Benjamin Krudwig
Seven Squares Earflap Hat by Benjamin Krudwig

Little Weavers

Slouchy Box Hat by John Mullarkey
Slouchy Box Hat by John Mullarkey
Watercolor Towels by Anne Merrow
Watercolor Towels by Anne Merrow
Treasure Box by Deb Essen
Treasure Box by Deb Essen
Hopscotch Scarf by John Mullarkey
Hopscotch Scarf by John Mullarkey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weavers Hand

Theo Moorman Scarf by Syne Mitchell--book excerpt
Theo Moorman Scarf by Syne Mitchell–book excerpt
What's Up Buttercup Pillow by Stephanie Flynn Sokolov
What’s Up Buttercup Pillow by Stephanie Flynn Sokolov
Sari Silk Soumak Tote by Sara Lamb
Sari Silk Soumak Tote by Sara Lamb
Stripes and Blocks Kitchen Towels by Susan Horton
Stripes and Blocks Kitchen Towels by Susan Horton
Water's Edge Scarf by Kate Gagnon Osborn
Water’s Edge Scarf by Kate Gagnon Osborn
Vientiane Scarf by Marilyn Murphy
Vientiane Scarf by Marilyn Murphy
Summer Plaid Scarf by Cei Lambert
Summer Plaid Scarf by Cei Lambert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEATURES

  • Selecting Yarns for Rigid-Heddle Looms by Liz Gipson
  • A Designer from the Looms Up: John Mullarkey by Karen Donde
  • Inside the Weaver’s Studio
  • Tapestry Tech: Weaving Your First Wall Hanging by Rachel Denbow
  • Book Excerpt: Both Ways Wall Hanging by Rachel Denbow
  • Making Sense of Weaving Drafts & Figures
  • How to Weave Great Towels with a Rigid-Heddle Loom by Christina Garton

DEPARTMENTS

  • Editor’s Letter
  • Welcome to Weaving
  • Rigid Heddle Gear Guide
  • Pin Loom Gear Guide
  • Yarns to Use: Pin Loom by Benjamin Krudwig
  • Tapestry Gear Guide
  • Yarns to Use: Tapestry by Sarah Neubert
  • Anything But Plain Weave
  • Designer Bios
  • Project Index

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Christina Garton

About Christina Garton

I'm Associatet Editor for Handwoven where I get to interact daily with all sorts of wonderfully creative people. I'm obsessed with twill and weaving dishtowels, although I'm also in love with deflected doubleweave. When I'm not weaving twill towels, I love to try out new fibers and structures and blog about it as I go!

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