Almost as long as there have been people, there have been stories to explain the world and entertain. In this issue of Easy Weaving with Little Looms, we’re translating some of our favorite folk and fairy tales from around the world into a language we all love: weaving!
Each of the 18 projects is a new weaving adventure designed around a beloved tale. Weave a set of suspenders inspired by Pinocchio on your inkle loom, or an embroidered pin-loom scarf fit for the snow queen herself. Celebrate the world-famous storyteller, Scheherazade, with the rigid-heddle woven Arabian Nights Placemats (no two are the same!). Weave up some cozy wool fabric before fulling it and turning it into a set of cozy mittens inspired by a Ukrainian folk tale.
In our feature articles, you’ll learn how to use 100% linen as a warp on your rigid-heddle loom without tears. As part of their new series, get the basics of tapestry weaving and what you need to get started from Claudia Chase and Elena Kawachi. In Do it by Hand, you’ll get step-by-step instructions for four different types of braids. Also, in this issue, Anita Osterhaug gives you the “full” story on fulling—the science behind it and tips on getting the best results for your project. These charming projects, enlightening tutorials, and more are in the Winter 2023 issue.
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Burn After Weaving: Creative Destruction in Fairy Tales by Amy Harris Aber Hunt & Gather: Running with Pruners (book excerpt) by Janis Thompson String Theory: “Full” Disclosure: Wet-Finishing Woolens by Anita Osterhaug The Ins, Outs, and Unders of Tapestry Weaving by Claudio Chase and Elena Kawachi Linen Without Tears by Christine Jablonski Projects:
Bunyan Plaid Scarf by Yvonne Ellsworth (rigid heddle) Snow Mittens by Brittany Wells (rigid heddle) Gingerbread Dishcloths and Bin by Malynda Allen (rigid heddle and inkle) Qiviut Cowl by Gabi van Tassell (pin loom) Arachne Napkins by Elisabeth Hill (rigid heddle) Red Riding Hood’s Bread Cloth by Tammy Bast (rigid heddle) Bunny Buddies by Deborah Bagley (pin loom) Magic Beans Mug Rugs by Jennifer E. Kwong (rigid heddle) A Lovable Hot-Water Bottle by Jennifer Chapman (pin loom) Jack’s Shoulder Bag by Robin Lynde (rigid heddle) A Scarf for the Hatter by Kellie Frances Reid (rigid heddle) Snow Queen Snood by Janna Ford (pin loom) Arabian Nights Placemats by Christine Jablonski (rigid heddle) Champa Bag Strap by Shilpa Nagarkar (inkle) Pinocchio’s Suspenders by Joan Sheridan (inkle) Star-Crossed Lovers Scarf by Sun Kim (rigid heddle) Mermaid Bag by Margaret Stump (pin loom) Cottage Wall Platter Hanger by Joan Sheridan (inkle) Author/Designer: Handwoven Editors