Handwoven May/June 2023, Volume XLIV, Number 3

Handwoven May/June 2023, Volume XLIV, Number 3

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Weavers have long been intrigued by the magical designs created by carefully placing dark and light colors in both warp and weft. Whether it’s traditional log cabin or more complex color-and-weave designs, including shadow weave and twills, the motifs and patterns that develop in the cloth are inspiring and delightful. Put any one of this issue’s 11 beautiful color-and-weave projects on your loom to learn the basics of this unique weaving approach. You may find yourself developing your own designs and magic as you play with the colors and values.

This is a technique-strong issue with three articles about design and one about weaving rugs using deflected doubleweave, a structure not well-known for rugs. Tom Knisely talks about the usefulness of marking your work for future generations and the method he learned for adding initials and dates to weaving projects. The “Yarn Lab” details a special yarn made from recycled plastic bottles and old jeans, and “What’s Happening” describes a not -to-be missed exhibit about Navajo weaving. From “Endnotes” you’ll learn about a unique way of weaving temperature blankets, one that you may want to try!


Notes from the Fell: Leaving Your Mark by Tom Knisely
The Powell Method: Designing Shadow Weave Using Profile Drafts by Rebecca Winter
Twill on Opposites for a Weft-Faced Rug by Nancy Taylor
Idea Gallery: Art Rugs to Warm the Home by Ellen Kardell
Which Came First? by Alison Irwin
Yarn Lab–Eco Jeans: Good For The Environment, Great On Your Loom by Christine Jablonski
What’s Happening: Shaped by the Loom by Kenna Libes
Endnotes: A Memorable “Year to Remember” Blanket by Robin Lynde

Fulled Mug Rugs by Ellen Kardell (8-shaft)
Mid-Century-Modern Runner by Merriel Miller (7-shaft)
Subtle Shift Towels by Rebecca Morris (4-shaft)
Eclectic Color-and-Weave by Deborah Jarchow (Rigid heddle)
Prairie Bloom Towels by Malynda Allen (4-shaft)
Pen and Ink Linen Towels by Christine Jablonski (4-shaft)
Fraternal Twins by Annette Swan Schipf (4-shaft)
Shifting Shadows by Barbara Mitchell (6-shaft)
Violet Waves by Jannie Taylor (8-shaft)
Square Fancy Chèche by Véronique Perrot (8-shaft)
Light Sussex Color- and-Weave by Alison Irwin (4-shaft)