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January - February 2019

Each issue offers a stunning collection of enticing weaving projects. But the magazine is more than that: it's a pattern book, and weave structure textbook, it's a place to discover original designs, and find solutions to weaving challenges. For over 20 years Handwoven has been an indispensable resource for weavers.

United States
F+W Media, Inc. - Magazines
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5 Issues


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from the editor

WHEN YOU LOVE WEAVING and your job is about weaving, it’s hard not to take it with you when you go on vacation—even when that vacation takes you to two of the most gorgeous and interesting places you have ever been: the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. I was prepared to enjoy myself with my sisters and our husbands, but was totally unprepared for the absolute splendor of the mountains, the ever-present yet somewhat elusive wildlife, and the otherworldliness of the geyser areas. As a weaver, I was intrigued by color combinations created by minerals and organisms in the...

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COVERLET DEAR FRIENDS AT HANDWOVEN, When I picked up my recent copy of Handwoven (September/October 2018), I was blown away when I turned to page 18 and there was a picture of my coverlet! I had donated it to the National Museum of the American Coverlet in Bedford, Pennsylvania, because I’m 89 years old and I wanted it to have a home. I was pleased and surprised to see the article was written by Tom Knisely. I have known him since he was a young man working at The Mannings, where I used to go for weaving lessons. It was at that time...

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what’s happening

Celia Arias Pérez and Claudia Pérez Pérez, two weavers from Tsobol Antsetik (Women United), came from San Pedro Chenalhó, Chiapas, Mexico, to represent their group at the 2017 WARP meeting in Oaxaca, Mexico. (PHOTO COURTESY OF CAROL VENTURA)WARP members in breakout discussion groups at the 2017 Annual Meeting. (PHOTO COURTESY OF CAROL VENTURA)WARP member Katie Simmons examining a textile at the WARP Marketplace at the 2014 Annual Meeting. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WARP) FOR OVER 25 YEARS, WEAVE A REAL PEACE (WARP) has connected individuals in the United States to traditional textile artists and artisans around the world. As one might guess...

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PORTUGAL IS A PEACEFUL COUNTRY. Some might say it’s the most peaceful in Europe. Its sons and daughters are peaceful folk, deeply respectful of their history and traditions. However, during my search for textile artists and craftspeople in Portugal, I met many anarchists on the path.A BIT OF BACKGROUND Portugal was once one of the richest nations in the world. In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, it established the first global empire, becoming one of the world’s major economic, political, and military powers. This was the age of discovery. Its heroes, supported by the monarchy, were seafarers and explorers who sailed...

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(PHOTO BY EMMA RHODES)Frame Your Weaving Weave anywhere with the new Frame/Loom tapestry loom sold exclusively by GIST Yarn & Fiber. Measuring just 10.5" x 12.5", this little loom slips neatly into a tote bag or large purse so you can weave wherever you find inspiration. The Frame/Loom lets you weave a tapestry up to 6.25" x 8.25"—the only other limitation is your imagination. Once you’re done weaving, the loom is designed to hang on the wall, making it the perfect frame for your special weaving. Handmade from solid hardwood ash in Providence, Rhode Island, each loom comes with a tapestry...

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media picks

SIXTY SCARVES FOR 60 YEARS: REVISED EDITION WITH BONUS CONTENT Weavers Guild of Greater Baltimore Almost a decade ago, the Weavers Guild of Baltimore celebrated its 60th anniversary with a book of 60 weaving patterns: one scarf for every year. The book was a resounding success, and the limited print run sold out quickly. Fortunately for those of us who missed the original printing of the book, the guild, with help from designer and weaver Sara Bixler, has reissued the book, and it is better than ever. Though the title remains the same, the revised book now contains more than 60 scarves—66 to be...