Jan/Feb: Inspiration from the Past
In honor of Y2K, this issue explores weaving from Y1K (A.D. 1000) and after. Global weaving history is accompanied by projects showing how to use old texts. Weave structures include a Peruvian float weave, lampas, and Laotian inlay.
Mar/Apr: A Color Extravaganza
Color is the focus of this issue: How to design with color, how to choose colors that work together, how to paint a colored warp. “The Language of Color,” by Deb Menz, shows how to apply comprehensive color theory to woven cloth.
May/June: Block Weaves
An intro on using profile drafts with block weaves is followed by projects illustrating the process in Atwater-Bronson lace, log cabin, damask, summer and winter, taqueté, warp rep, overshot, and more.
Sept/Oct: Loom Music
This special issue explores the connection between drafts for weaving and musical scores. Learn how to convert a piece of music into a threading draft, stripe or value sequences, and more. The principles of name drafting are also covered.
Nov/Dec: A Patchwork
This issue is all about mixing it up: mixing weave structures and yarn types in the same cloth, mixing fabrics in the same garment, mixing paints and dyes, and applying a mix of stenciling, beading, embellishing, and heat-transferred images to cloth surfaces.