The October issue of Scientific American has a very interesting article, the cover article in fact, on textiles woven by Viking women. In Iceland for several centuries women wove cloth used as money, and textiles from Greenland show a change …Continue reading →
At our meeting/workshop on Tuesday, I will be selling fair trade handwoven and other handcrafted goods from two women’s cooperatives in Guatemala, Mayan Hands and UPAVIM. Please bring cash or checks and be prepared to buy! This is the last …Continue reading →
Interweave was bought by a new owner. However, Handwoven and SpinOff were bought from them by a new company formed by Linda Ligon, the original founder of both magazines, and longtime editor Anne Merrow. Press release: https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/67508241_2669670569712077_6775377039051456512_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&_nc_oc=AQnfSuBscGEVwuicLWWG-yNa6lL6HAzZRxjxzJ72-HLixOe_YDkLUXlhOLjXmhUEadA&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=f4308524ee306b72bded19adcdefd621&oe=5DEC3E59
I’m planning to bring some handwovens, baskets, and other handcrafts to sell at our guild meeting next Tuesday. They are Fair Trade items from Mayan Hands and UPAVIM, two women’s cooperatives in Guatemala (mayanhands.org and upavim.org). Bring your checkbooks and …Continue reading →
New Skeleton Tieup Search We have added a new page to help find skeleton tieups for weaving on rising shed looms. Please see: http://reducer.handweaving.net Skeleton tieups are useful if you have enough shafts to weave a draft but not enough …Continue reading →
The Handweavers Guild of Connecticut is having a show til the end of April in New Haven. Laurie Autio was one of the jurors and highly recommends it. http://www.handweaversguildofct.org/public/pages/specialevents.php I’m thinking of going, maybe this Thursday. Is anyone else interested?
At Weavers of Western Mass on Feb 15, 2017, please join us! Using Marian Stubenitsky’s Weaving With Echo and Iris book as a springboard, the Echo Weave Study Group has been busy exploring this diverse weaving system. At the February …Continue reading →