May 26, 2021

I could easily teach an entire class just on winding a warp. It seems like such a simple thing yet there are so many hints and tricks that make it far more efficient and enjoyable – and, more importantly, that make dressing your loom easier and more successful. There’s also an art to deciding between various

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May 11, 2021

What are they and why should you care? Do you ever avoid a project with lots of stripes because of all the color changes? I know I have! Unless you employ clever tricks (and boy, do I have tricks), changing colours is time consuming, wastes yarn, and is just plain tedious.  Take this stripe plan

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October 18, 2020

Have you ever woven a draft from a book and discovered that the woven design was on the bottom rather than the top? That’s not the end of the world, but it can be confusing and maybe even frustrating. What’s going on? Why does it happen? How do you fix it? Why does fabric weave

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August 12, 2020

First off, if you’re not familiar with Handweaving.net, GO CHECK IT OUT RIGHT NOW. And then subscribe. It might be the best $25/year you spend in your weaving life – and it’ll only get better the more that Kris Bruland adds to the site. I use the Docs portal to the University of Arizona Weaving

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August 5, 2020

Psst: if you just want the calculator and don’t want to even SEE any math never mind all the exposition, you can skip straight to it. Why a calculator? There are loads of denting charts online (often called reed or sett substitution charts) but in my opinion a chart just doesn’t cut it. For one

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