What's as easy as plain weave but makes intriguing patterns? An inkle weaving technique known as turned krokbragd.
Season 7, Episode 3: With her playful approach to life and textiles, Sarah Swett discovers her passions for nature and fiber, time and again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To use a softer yarn for warp, I turned to an old technique: applying a coating to minimize the effects of abrasion.
What would my sizing experiment look like after weaving & washing? Only a hot bath can tell...
You can add a second heddle and push the limits of rigid-heddle weaving, even creating twill and doubleweave on a rigid-heddle loom!