- Fearless, Tearless Warping! Review by Jane Rock Costanza
Love, love, LOVE this video! As an experienced weaver, I was uncertain as to how valuable this video would be, and I am delighted to say that not only is this an excellent video for new weavers, there are many gems that experienced weavers can also pick up. Madelyn's practical approach, dry sense of humor, and lifetime of expertise all come into play to make this video a must have for every weaver's library. 5 stars for sure!
(Posted on 5/15/12)
- Warping Your Loom Review by Maureen Burton
I'm pretty much a self taught hobby weaver of some 20+ years. But after a hiatus of a couple of years, this video was just what I needed to kick start my creativity again. Thank you Madelyn and the team at Interweave for continuing to give us more ways to discover and/or rediscover our dormant talents. It is like having my own weaving teacher on my desk. Being hard of hearing, the ability to read the dialog would be helpful.
(Posted on 12/11/11)
- Warping Your Loom Review by Beverly Bortner
I have found this video to be outstanding. I am new to weaving and needed some direction as to how to start the process of warping my loom. I found the information on this DVD was given in an easy step-by-step process that was easy to follow. Madelyn is an excellent teacher. I would recommend this DVD to anyone.
(Posted on 11/11/11)
- Sound Advice for Weavers Review by Beryl Moody
I have been weaving for quite a few years now and am attached to my back to front method of warping. But I'm also a curious weaver and when I read reviews about Madelyn's new video, I decided to download a copy and watch. The first 1/2 of the presentation is a detailed instruction about winding a warp on a warping board, and getting that warp on the loom. Very simple warp, simple sleying, etc. Instructive for new weavers, and therefore a very valuable resource. The second 1/2 of the video is where the good stuff for more experienced weavers lies. Madelyn shows her technique for winding two threads at once, while still maintaining a thread by thread cross. The shining jewel of the whole video (for me) was the demonstration using a piece of rigid heddle as a warping paddle. This was worth the price of the download. I also was sold on the idea of using a cone stand while warping. I'm still not a convert to front to back warping. However, on the rare occasion that I do use that method, I will certainly use some of the tips I learned watching this video.
(Posted on 4/9/11)
- It'll Make You Love Warping Review by Deborah Rutherford
For 25 years I've hated to warp. It's actually kept me from weaving as much as I'd like. I debated getting this video because, hey, I'm an experienced weaver, right? Surely nothing could make me like to warp. It's one of those things like having your teeth cleaned. You love it when it's done, but you don't like the process. Right? Wrong!! I decided to give this video a try and I'm so glad I did. The first DVD alone is worth the price of admission. I watched the first video a couple of times, then measured and warped on a 6-yard, 408-thread warp without a single problem, tangle or any tension except a perfectly tensioned warp. I now love to warp. I'm looking forward to adding a new options and tricks to my bag of warping knowledge, but I got what I wanted - help developing a solid warping technique. This video will be my teacher and friend for a long time to come. Madelyn's dry sense of humor is a joy and kept me chuckling during the whole thing. I'd love to take a class from her sometime. If you choose to download this video, as I did, please be aware that it will take some time to download. I have a fast connection and it was a multiple-hour event. If I had it to do over, I might get the DVD.
(Posted on 3/24/11)