How To Paint a Warp

I am super excited to start this project! My very good friend is going to be a grandma soon and I wanted to weave an extra special blanket for her first grandchild. For as long as I could remember, her daughter, Kaitlyn, has been fascinated with outer space. In fact,…

Dyeing Straps for a Tote Bag

Have you ever started a project that somewhat took on a life of its own? That’s how I feel about this project. It started off simple. My daughter Lizzie is getting married and we wanted to make special gifts for her six bridesmaids. The idea was for her to design…

Tips and Tricks for Weaving Overshot

I just love it when I receive the Handwoven magazine in the mail. It comes ever other month and is full of wonderful projects from weavers all over the country. In the March/April 2021 issue I came across this colorful overshot pattern for a table runner. The table runner was…

What’s the Difference Between Mercerized and Unmercerized Cotton?

When I first started my weaving it seemed as if I needed to learn a whole new vocabulary. Simply ordering yarn to begin a project was a major undertaking. I started weaving dishtowels and was super confused not only by how the yarn was sized, but by the description of…

Weaving Baby Blankets Part 1

I’m on a mission. I’m wanting to create beautiful handwoven baby blankets and, at the same time, find a designing style for my weaving. I’m going to be weaving baby blankets with different types of yarn and trying out different weaving structures to see which is the best match. So…

What is Twill?

When I started my weaving journey, I wove many dishtowels. For a beginning weaver, dishtowels are the perfect projects. You are able to explore different weaving patterns and experiment with color combinations and, to top it all off, you can use your creation right away. For my few first projects,…

Can I Weave with Knitting Yarn?

The Difference Between Knitting and Weaving Yarn There are only a few things I can think of that’s more satisfying than strolling through the yarn aisles in a craft store. The colors and the texture of the yarn are just so tempting. It’s like they’re all calling out, “pick me!…