WeaveZine: an online magazine for handweavers—Archives
WeaveZine Article Archive
This is where you can find the archived articles from WeaveZine, the one-time online magazine for weavers. WeaveZine is no longer in production, but as weaving is timeless, so is the content within this archive.
I like to push weaving boundaries. Currently, I am spinning fine singles and using them to weave highly textured collapse fabrics. It forces me to adapt my techniques and equipments to handle these overtwisted, energized yarns.
This design was a "Eureka!" moment for me. For years, I have explored two- and three-shaft weaving structures. By combining color-and-weave with thick-and-thin yarns you can get complicated-looking fabric from even the simplest looms. The pronounced diagonal in this design, however, the "magic-steps," didn't show up until I started weaving. It's an exciting design that I'll be exploring in future projects. Read more >>
I have a considerable yarn stash of wool, cotton, linen and silk, carefully stored in baskets and on yarn trees. But to my surprise, I’ve come to regard hundreds of plastic bags, stored in a big floppy cardboard box in the garage, as part of this stash. Read more >>
Weaving setts of 8, 10, and 12 ends per inch are typical when weaving on a rigid heddle loom. This is because rigid heddle reeds are made of plastic which makes it hard to manufacture a reed with a spacing finer than twelve dents-per-inch.
So are you stuck weaving worsted-weight yarns on a rigid-heddle loom? Read more >>
One of the first questions I'm asked when I teach tablet weaving is, "Where can I buy the tablets?" Weaving shops sell them, but you can also make your own, which is a great way to recycle. I use empty cereal boxes, but any stiff cardboard or card stock will do. This project is perfect for first-time tablet weavers: simple to make and—when you're done—you end up with a lovely knitting-needle case! Read more >>