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Handwoven, March/April 1994 Digital Edition

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Weaving for Kids has Never Been Easier with the March/April 1994 Digital Issue of Handwoven Magazine!

This issue of Handwoven is brimming with great weaving tips and techniques from a wide variety of popular designers and instructors. From insightful articles to fun projects, this issue will have you have you weaving for kids as well as with kids before you know it!

With the feature articles of this issue, you’ll:

  • Get tips on how to avoid weft skips as well as how to repair them when they occur
  • Learn about Peri McQuay’s weaving beginnings
  • Discover great activities to teach children of all ages how to weave, from preschoolers to elementary school students
  • Get a list of great books to teach children how to spin and weave
  • Learn what weaving equipment, looms, and related equipment work best for children
  • Learn how to combine handwoven and commercial fabrics in your projects
  • Create easy ikat with space-dyed yarns and circular warping
  • See Sharon Alderman’s swatch collection that features fabrics inspired by natural dyes
  • Be inspired to visit three American textile mills and museums that are full of weaving history
  • Learn techniques for making woven baskets out of paper grocery bags
  • Gain tips on how to space-dye chenille with a chenille scarf warp by Maggie Cahoon
  • And much more!

Test your weaving skills with 15 weaving projects!

You will have fun weaving perfect projects for kids, table linens, a jacket, blankets, scarves, and more! Weaving for kids gets even better with Eric’s Shoelaces by Eric Kurzmack and his mom Tammy, Recycled Placemats by Jennifer Munishore and her aunt Yvonne Stahl, Nora’s Scarf by Nora Schacht, Liberty’s Tabard by Liberty Merrill, and Jacki Schell’s Felt Watermelons dyed with Kool-Aid. If you are looking for a quick project that doesn’t require a loom, try out Nancy Sutton’s tapestry cat Miss T in a Heart, which makes a perfect patch for sweaters.

Create a variety of beautiful handwoven pieces by sewing together narrow weaving with project ideas borrowed from quilters. Jean Scorgie offers a Pieced Tablecloth and Mary Berent a Pastel Chenille Baby Blanket and Blue Square Top. Weave with space-dyed yarns to create Kathleen A. Rhodes’ Blanket with Ikat Effect, Becky Menlove’s Hint-of-Spring Jacket, and Sharon Alderman’s Luscious Chenille Shawl. Recreate Sharon Alderman’s swatch collection that features fabric in huck lace, plain weave with supplementary warp and weft overcheck, two-block twill, and plain weave with a heavier overcheck. And finish up with Louise Bradley’s Traveler’s Vest and Ellen Hess’s Rainbow Chenille Scarves.

Weave structures featured in the projects of this issue include variations of plain weave, waffle weave, twill, log cabin, and more.

Whether you want to improve your teach kids how to weave or learn new techniques for using space-dyed yarns in weaving, the March/April 1994 digital issue of Handwoven magazine has what you're looking for.