Anne Merrow

Long Thread Podcast: Annie MacHale

Season 9, Episode 4: With more than a thousand guitar straps and two books under her belt, Annie MacHale has found no end to her fascination with bandweaving.

Sizing Up My Weaving

Anne wanted to weave with a yak/silk blend in the warp, but was worried about the damage the heddle might do to the fuzzy yarn. Instead of giving up, she applied sizing, a temporary coating designed to protect yarns while weaving.

Weave Krokbragd on an Inkle Loom (It's Easy and Delightful)

What's as easy as plain weave but makes intriguing patterns? An inkle weaving technique known as turned krokbragd.

Long Thread Podcast: Sarah Swett, Fiber Artist & Adventurer

Season 7, Episode 3: With her playful approach to life and textiles, Sarah Swett discovers her passions for nature and fiber, time and again.

Long Thread Podcast: Sarah Neubert

Season 8, Episode 4: From her self-taught origins as a textile artist, Sarah Neubert is helping weavers do better—in their weavings, their use of resources, and their well-being.

Long Thread Podcast: Kerstin Neumüller

Season 6, Episode 6: Admiring the traditional bandweaving of her native Sweden, Kerstin Neumüller took her love of weaving a step further and learned to carve small, sweet rigid heddles.

Long Thread Podcast: Emily Nicolaides

Season 6, Episode 2: In 2016, Emily Nicolaides began exploring the possibilities and limitations of circular weaving. Combining years of research, her book Amazing Circular Weaving opens up a new world of richness, beauty, and complexity.

Better with Bobbins: Why You Need a Bobbin Winder

I became a much happier rigid-heddle weaver when I borrowed a tool from floor loom weavers: a boat shuttle and bobbin. Here's how to wind one well.

Try Sizing On for Size

To use a softer yarn for warp, I turned to an old technique: applying a coating to minimize the effects of abrasion.

The Magic of Doubleweave on a Rigid-Heddle Loom

You can add a second heddle and push the limits of rigid-heddle weaving, even creating twill and doubleweave on a rigid-heddle loom!

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