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Handwoven, March/April 1996 Digital Edition

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Discover the fashion design process at work. Joanne Tallarovic and Kathee Houser teamed together as weaver and fabric designer and creative clothing designer to create pieces that are truly remarkable. Hear their story of creating a vest and jacket. Marina O’Connor discusses adapting the “Six-Squares Origami Tops” from the March/April 1995 issue of Handwoven to fit multiple styles depending on preference. Learn what happens when professional weavers collaborate with fashion design students, plus get the chance to recreate the fashions they made.


Gain an extensive look at plain weave. Learn how to weave charted designs in pick-up Broché, a simpler way to get the effect of tapestry weaving. Sharon Alderman shares why plain weave is a great structure to weave in, even if you enjoy other weave structures.


Step into the Old West in this issue. Create a Corn God tapestry wall hanging and weave a beautiful saddle blanket. Then get a look at the Navajo weaving traditions. First, learn about the Damascus Pioneer Craft School where students learn to weave on upright Navajo looms. See a gallery of western inspired weavings. Finally, have a look at Navajo color use and dyes.


Other weaving projects in this issues include vests, a tunic and dress,  bags and baskets, and more. Plus, learn the history of the Thousands Islands Craft School and Textile Museum, discover how to make a warp with a stationary paddle, and learn the advantages of a warping reel.


In every issue, you will be amazed at the amount of information packed into these pages:

  • Be inspired by weavers from all over the world. In each issue, you’ll meet weavers with unique stories to tell and special projects to share.
  • Explore weaving techniques new and old. Get an up-close look at all of the projects.
  • Test your weaving skills with projects that use plain weave, Bronson lace, twill, summer and winter, weft-faced satin, Brighton honeycomb, and many more.
  • And so much more!

This issue was scanned from an original print issue.

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Handwoven March/April 1996

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