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Handwoven, May/June 1998 Digital Edition

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Handwovens lend a person touch to everything. Learn this for yourself with projects from Deborah Tedder's bright pockets afghan, Betsy Blumenthal's overshot upholstery, Marina O'Connor's thousand flowers towels, and Anita Luvera Mayer's guest towels. Weave the perfect summer outfit with projects for a white light jacket, a turquoise blouse, a silk twill vest, a lattice plaid scarf, and a summer and winter vest. Meet tapestry artists at the Weaving/Southwest gallery. Learn how to mount small tapestries. William Ralph discusses why we weave. Meet weaves who are in their nineties and still going strong. Learn about Japanese weavers who turn cattails into backpacks. Make a summer and winter sampler.

Enjoy our special bonus section for multishaft weaving. You'll go beyond eight shafts! Meet damask weaver Harriet Jenny. Learn how to weave damask on a drawloom. Use computers and dobby looms together. Make an overshot pattern called snail's trails and cat's tracks in polychrome summer and winter. Explore the possibilities of Bronson lace. Learn what to do after you get your new loom. Make scarves with point twill diamonds and mazes. We've got the multishaft drafts for all of these projects.

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 doubleweave, twill, shadow weave, lace weaves, and many more.
  • And so much more!

This issue was scanned from an original print issue.

Author/Designer: Handwoven Editors