Jan/Feb: Finishing Matters
This issue answers all your questions about wet-finishing—water temperature, degree of agitation, and best methods for drying and pressing—for all types of fiber: wool, silk, cotton, linen, and more. Definitive articles on finishing by Laura Fry and Sharon Alderman are included.
Mar/Apr: Twills—and Towels
Twill is the focus of this issue: advancing twills, pinwheel twills, snowflake twills, turned twills, and twills mixed with other weaves. Projects include scarves, shawls, mats, runners—and especially towels.
May/Jun: Special Garment Issue
Handwoven fabrics can be designed for a specific garment for results not possible with commercial fabrics. Here are fabric designs for tops, jackets, vests, dresses, and a man’s shirt. Included are custom patterns and tips for sewing with handwovens.
Sept/Oct: Weaving for Holidays
Use this issue to weave for all your holidays. Projects include A Valentine’s Day table runner, wedding accessories, hostess gifts, handwoven notecards, a Thanksgiving breadcloth, tree ornaments, holiday table decorations, and a holiday apron.
Nov/Dec: A Rug Handbook
If you’ve never woven a rug before, this issue will get you started. If you’re a rug weaver, it’ll give you new ideas. Choose from warp rep, taqueté (learn how to make your own shaft-switching device), tapestry, knotted pile, log cabin with rags, and more.