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New Handwoven Issue: Weaving that Complements the Rest of Your Life Weaving is compelling on its own, but there are many other aspects of a weaver’s life. This “Venn diagram” issue looks at how weaving overlaps with those other parts. The 11 projects reflect the designers’ interests, including cooking, gardening, puzzles and games, quilting, history, butterflies, and grandchildren. -- Thank you to all of the amazing contributors who made this issue possible! Cover photo: Matt Graves Clothes, Quilts, Pattern, Piecings, Complements, Hand Weaving, Weaving Patterns, Print, Textiles
Handwoven Nov/Dec 2023
New Handwoven Issue: Weaving that Complements the Rest of Your Life Weaving is compelling on its own, but there are many other aspects of a weaver’s life. This “Venn diagram” issue looks at how weaving overlaps with those other parts. The 11 projects reflect the designers’ interests, including cooking, gardening, puzzles and games, quilting, history, butterflies, and grandchildren. -- Thank you to all of the amazing contributors who made this issue possible! Cover photo: Matt Graves
Not all weavers are great sewists so sometimes it's a good idea to ask for help as Ellen did! The resulting skirt shows off the beautiful cloth in a striking style. Plaid, Couture, Heddle Loom, Sewist, Weavers, Woven Fabric, Pleat, Handwoven Fabric
Cross-Continent Collaboration
Not all weavers are great sewists so sometimes it's a good idea to ask for help as Ellen did! The resulting skirt shows off the beautiful cloth in a striking style.
Imitation is a form of flattery, and in weaving it pops up all the time. Wool Fabric, Ruana Pattern, Fabric, Make Your Own, Form, Two By Two
A Pair of Ruanas to Make Your Own
Imitation is a form of flattery, and in weaving it pops up all the time.
Kelly didn't just sew her wedding dress, instead she courageously designed a gown with a handwoven bodice and hand-dyed long flowing skirts. Wedding Dress, Bodice, Gowns, Fitted Bodice, Dress, Silk Organza, Silk Fabric, One Shoulder Wedding Dress, Formal Style
Weaving, Dyeing, and Sewing My Wedding Dress
Kelly didn't just sew her wedding dress, instead she courageously designed a gown with a handwoven bodice and hand-dyed long flowing skirts.
Cutting and sewing handwoven fabric is similar to but not exactly like doing the same with commercial fabrics. Here are some tips from our designers. Designers, Sewing Patterns, Wines, Sewing, Art, Sewing Tutorials, Crochet, Commercial, Sewing Machine Needle
Cut and Sew Tips for Handwovens
Cutting and sewing handwoven fabric is similar to but not exactly like doing the same with commercial fabrics. Here are some tips from our designers.
Spend the weekend at the Midwest’s premier sheep and wool festival and celebrate the diversity of sheep, the fiber they produce, and the renewable products that they provide. Three days filled with entertainment, shopping, and education at one of Wisconsin’s finest fairgrounds, midway between Milwaukee and Madison, just south of I-94. #ad Spinning, Wisconsin, Sheep And Wool Festival, Sheep Wool, Midwest, South, Wool, Midway, Milwaukee
Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival
Spend the weekend at the Midwest’s premier sheep and wool festival and celebrate the diversity of sheep, the fiber they produce, and the renewable products that they provide. Three days filled with entertainment, shopping, and education at one of Wisconsin’s finest fairgrounds, midway between Milwaukee and Madison, just south of I-94. #ad
Season 5, Episode 2: If you're interested in raising, reeling, or working with silk from moth species around the world, the Wormspit website is for you. Michael Cook's explorations of sericulture bring this Stone Age technology into modern hands. Stone Age, Raising, Cooking, Reading, Episode, Species, Podcasts, Thread
Long Thread Podcast: Michael Cook
Season 5, Episode 2: If you're interested in raising, reeling, or working with silk from moth species around the world, the Wormspit website is for you. Michael Cook's explorations of sericulture bring this Stone Age technology into modern hands.
Handpainted skeins need to be handled differently than solid colored skeins or cones to keep the colors pooled in your warp. A circular warp will keep the colors together. Stitches, Extra Yarn, Yarn, Plaid Scarf, Gradient Yarns, Coat
Warping with Handpainted Skeins
Handpainted skeins need to be handled differently than solid colored skeins or cones to keep the colors pooled in your warp. A circular warp will keep the colors together.
After Susan E. Horton realized she didn’t like the untwisted fringe on a shawl, she set about twisting it and in the process learned a new-to-her way of making fringe even. Crochet Hats, Yarn Twist, Knitted Scarf, Twist, Scarf, Fringe, Loom
Twisting Fringe on a Mixed-Warp Shawl
After Susan E. Horton realized she didn’t like the untwisted fringe on a shawl, she set about twisting it and in the process learned a new-to-her way of making fringe even.
As a tech editor, Bettie has a bird’s eye view of projects while she is working on a magazine issue, but it isn’t until she gets her own copy of the magazine that she fully appreciates them. Editor, One Colour, Projects, Tech, Twill, Stripes Design, One Color
Twills from Two Perspectives
As a tech editor, Bettie has a bird’s eye view of projects while she is working on a magazine issue, but it isn’t until she gets her own copy of the magazine that she fully appreciates them.
2021 felt very short indeed for the team at Long Thread Media. Felt, Paperback Writer, Yarn Dyeing, Piecework, How To Introduce Yourself
The Year that Flew Faster than a Speeding Shuttle
2021 felt very short indeed for the team at Long Thread Media.
Isn’t a poncho just a blanket you wear? In this striking garment, the changing colors of a Noro cake create this color drama. An optional inkle band at the shoulder seams can add stability. Stripes and cozy garments are also very in this year, though this poncho is sure to get many years of use. Weave, Classic Plaid, How To Wear, Color
Weave These Color Trends
Isn’t a poncho just a blanket you wear? In this striking garment, the changing colors of a Noro cake create this color drama. An optional inkle band at the shoulder seams can add stability. Stripes and cozy garments are also very in this year, though this poncho is sure to get many years of use.
As I wait for warm weather to finally arrive, I can dream and weave summer projects using Handwoven May/June 2021 as my guide. Knitting, Knit Patterns, Summer, Weaving Projects, Outdoor Blanket, Linen Napkins, Knitting Patterns, Knitting Patterns Free
Weaving in the Gloom of Summer
As I wait for warm weather to finally arrive, I can dream and weave summer projects using Handwoven May/June 2021 as my guide.
Many weavers draw from nature for inspiration, and the Reader’s Gallery weavers were no exception. Inspiration, Peace, Nature, Readers, Grass Skirt, Prentice
Reader’s Gallery—Nature and Peace
Many weavers draw from nature for inspiration, and the Reader’s Gallery weavers were no exception.
Slitrya rugs and blankets have recently seen a surge in popularity. Read about their long history and how they have changed over the years. Rugs, Blankets, Popular, History, Over The Years, Sequin Skirt
Slitrya
Slitrya rugs and blankets have recently seen a surge in popularity. Read about their long history and how they have changed over the years.