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Handwoven, May/June 1996 Digital Edition

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Discover the evolution of stripes into plaids. Sharon Alderman shares her tips on designing stripes for weaving and then take that into practice with classic stripe projects for pillow cases and a lunch sack. Then learn how to weave Bronson lace plaid designs. Learn how to create complementary stripe and plaid handwoven fabrics. Finally, master interlocking double weave to create identical or contrasting stripes, identical or contrasting plaids, or stripes reversing to plaid. The possibilities are endless.


Jane Fournier shares the advantages and joys of spinning for busy weavers. Learn how to select the right fiber and preparation for your weaving projects and how to make those little moments of down time not spent weaving worthwhile.


Be inspired to weave this summer with fresh ideas. Find projects for napkins, bags, a top, placemats, and more. Plus, learn how a simple lawn chair can become a very unique loom.


Other weaving projects include table runners, a scarf, double weave napkins and placemats, a jacket and top ensemble and more. Check out the handwoven gallery of wraps. Plus learn how to cut a draft to fit your loom.


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, warp-faced rep weave, Bronson lace, log cabin, double weave, summer and winter, waffle weave, and more.
  • And so much more!

This issue was scanned from an original print issue.

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Handwoven May/June 1996