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a podcast for weaversWeaveCast: A podcast for handweavers. Join host, Syne Mitchell, and her guests each month to discuss handlooms and the people who use them.

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Sell your weaving – Sarah Pilgrim - Weavecast

Sat, 22 Jan 2011 19:26:58 +0000

The bright and shiny new year is often a time for making resolutions.  Is one of yours to finally get serious about selling your weaving?  If so, I’ve got a treat for you.  Sarah Pilgrim, a talented and successful Montana weaver is our guest this episode and one of the main topics of our conversion is how to sell handwoven items, online and elsewhere.  After the interview I’ll come back with this episode’s audio essay: Fear of Finishing! Sarah Pilgrim's website Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking Musical Guest Josephine with "Unfinished Life"

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Spinning art yarns – Jacey Boggs - Weavecast

Tue, 21 Dec 2010 18:33:32 +0000

We've got two great interviews for you this episode: Jacey Boggs, the leader of the new art-yarn movement talks about creating wild and yet structurally sound yarns, and then John Acord of Flatwater Electronics describes his new hardware interface that  breathes new life into electronically obsolete computer dobby looms. Insubordiknit Flatwater Electronics  

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Bead weaving – Claudia Chase - Weavecast

Fri, 19 Nov 2010 18:30:43 +0000

This episode our guest is Claudia Chase, the founder and owner of Mirrix Looms.  We talk about tapestry and bead weaving, and her journey with Mirrix.  We also discuss politics, what it's like to hear color, and other fascinating topics.  After the interview, Claudia features in a special holiday-themed outtake. Mirrix Looms Craft a Guild Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat Weaving for Beginners Ask a Question Musical Guests "Thanksgiving" by Steve Stellavato "I Heart Thanksgiving" by Robert Lund

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Polyester – Holly Brackmann - Weavecast

Sat, 16 Oct 2010 18:27:26 +0000

Polyester is cool, find out why.  We chat with Holly Brackmann, weaver and surface designer, about devoré and transfer printing with disperse dyes on man-made fibers. Holly Brackmann's website The Surface Designer's Handbook by Holly Brackmann My New Favorite Yarn: Polyester? blog post Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles & Ted Orland Musical Guest John Gilliat, "Nylon Heat"

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Painted warp imagery – Kathie Roig - Weavecast

Thu, 27 May 2010 18:24:17 +0000

Nancy Smith Kilkenny interviews Kathie Roig, a weaver specializing in painted warp imagery and draw loom weaving.  I talk about the summer hiatus and when a weaver should use "the good stuff." WeaveCast summer challenge. Kathie Roig's website Nancy Smith Kilkenny's blog post about Kathie Roig's workshop Interview and audio editing Nancy Smith Kilkenny

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OSLoom – Margarita Benitez - Weavecast

Wed, 28 Apr 2010 18:21:26 +0000

This episode we talk with Margarita Benitez about OSLoom, an open-source jacquard loom initiative.  She's looking to make jacquard weaving affordable by creating open-source plans that you can use to build your own loom! OSLoom website Kickstarter for OS Loom Daryl Lancaster Andean Pebble Weave by Laverne Waddington

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Tapestry – James Koehler - Weavecast

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 18:11:04 +0000

This week we chat with James Koehler, a tapestry artist who does amazing things with depth and color.  We talk about his work, spirituality and inspiration, and his upcoming gallery show that will be launched at Convergence. James Koehler's website Syne on Facebook

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Ply-split braiding – Linda Hendrickson - Weavecast

Sat, 23 Jan 2010 18:07:11 +0000

This episode we chat with talented artist and teacher, Linda Hendrickson about tablet weaving and ply-split braiding, two off-loom ways to interlace threads in interesting patterns.  And with ply-split braiding you can even create three-dimensional vessels. 40th Birthday Party Details Linda Hendrickson's Website Royalwood Basketry (source of Danish Cord) Errol Pires The Techniques of Ply-split Braiding by Peter Collingwood YouTube trailer of Garlic Basket Video Audio Editing Jessica Madsen

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Kumihimo and Peruvian braids – Rodrick Owen - Weavecast

Sun, 27 Dec 2009 18:03:44 +0000

This episode we chat with Rodrick Owen about kumihimo and Peruvian braids.  If you're not familiar with kumihimo, it's a Japanese style of braiding that creates beautiful and strong braids.  The most common form of kumihimo is woven on a marudai, essentially a small round table with a hole in the center. Rodrick Owen's website Braids: 250 Patterns From Japan, Peru & Beyond by Rodrick Owen Kumihimo: Japanese Braiding, video featuring Rodrick Owen Sling Braiding of the Andes by Adele Cahlander Finger Weaving: Indian Braiding by Alta Turner Audio editing Ruth Temple

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Ecclesiastical weaving – Mary Louise Van Dyke - Weavecast

Sat, 19 Dec 2009 18:00:06 +0000

This episode Nancy Smith Kilkenny brings us a wonderful story of Mary Louise Van Dyke, and the paraments she wove for the Christ Episcopal Church in Oberlin, OH.  We also hear from Alision Ricker, the sacristan charged with conserving and preserving those paraments. Christ Episcopal Church in Oberlin, Ohio Theo Moorman technique Flickr pictures of the paraments (Nancy Smith Kilkenny's photostream) Musical Guests "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" by Karmyn Tyler "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" by Two Harps Interview and Audio Editing Nancy Smith Kilkenny

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Weave structures – Sharon Alderman - Weavecast

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 17:57:25 +0000

Happy Thanksgiving! This episode we catch up with Sharon Alderman and talk to her about her book, Mastering Weave Structures, her philosophies about weaving and some of the amazing projects she's worked on. Sharon Alderman's website Mastering Weave Structures(image)

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Rugs and tapestry – Michael Rhode - Weavecast

Sat, 21 Nov 2009 17:54:34 +0000

This episode, Anna Zinsmeister brings us another great interview!  This time with Michael Rohde, a wonderful rug-weaver and tapestry artist.  He tells wonderful stories from his weaving life. Audio recording and production Anna Zinsmeister(image)

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Drawloom weaving – Joanne Hall - Weavecast

Fri, 06 Nov 2009 17:49:59 +0000

Ensemble member Anna Zinsmeister interviews Joanne Hall about swedish looms and draw-loom weaving.  And Rose Meacher tells us the story of what the Weaver's Guild of Greater Baltimore is doing to celebrate their 60th anniversary. Joanne Hall's Website WeaveDesign Software Weaver's Guild of Greater Baltimore Audio Interviewing and Editing Anna Zinsmeister Anna was able to take the workshop with Joanne Hall (and thus arrange this interview) with help from others.  She received a grant from HGA, the Mearl K. Gable II Memorial Grant, as well as a gift from Russell Groff.  She would like to express her thanks.(image)

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Surface design – Marilyn Roberts - Weavecast

Thu, 29 Oct 2009 17:47:18 +0000

Ensemble member Jennifer Jordan brings us an interview with Marilyn Roberts, a talented fiber artist working with dyeing and surface design.  In addition to her art and teaching, Marilyn co-owns the Eugene Textile Center with Suzie Liles. Audio Recording and Editing Jennifer Jordan(image)

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Japanese weaving – John Marshall - Weavecast

Sat, 24 Oct 2009 17:27:52 +0000

WeaveCast is back in the studio! I'm back from hiatus with new ideas for the show. We've got an interview with John Marshall, an expert on Japanese textiles and techniques, and cars play a surprisingly large part in this episode. John Marshall's Website Make Your Own Japanese Clothes Afghans for Afghans Baby Blanket Project Sponsorship Information Syne's Etsy Store (weaving kits) Double-Heddle Bookmark Article Halloween Dolls Article(image)

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Jacquard weaving – Alice Schlein - Weavecast

Fri, 17 Jul 2009 17:24:12 +0000

This episode we talk with Alice Schlein, who is best known for her work on Network Drafting, but she is also an avid jacquard weaver.  Then we have a chat with Chris and Richard Jeryan, two weavers who restored a 19th century jacquard loom at The Henry Ford Museum. Alice Schlein's Website Bhakti Ziek's Website The Henry Ford Musuem The Journal for Spinners, Weavers, and Dyers Job Openings at Interweave Press(image)

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Computers and weaving – Jannie Taylor – Marg Coe - Weavecast

Sat, 20 Jun 2009 17:21:04 +0000

This episode we talk about all the ways we can use computers in our weaving, whether we’re weaving on a computer-assisted loom, designing new drafts on a computer, or simply using it to connect to other weavers.  We chat with Jannie Taylor and Marg Coe, and then WeaveCast heads out of the studio to the John C. Campbell Folk School, where we visit Mousetown. Fiber Action Cooperative in Asheville, NC Contemporary Handweavers of Houston Jannie Taylor's classes at AVL Marg Coe's website Marg Coe's article "Weaving Software on the Cheap" John C. Campbell Folk School Musical Guests "Dreamcomputer" by Ibrahim Reevy "Dramatic Computer" by QuietProductions "Computer Rock" by Jeff Mallon Audio Editing Kate Jantz-Koprivnik (Jannie Taylor's interview) Jennifer Jordan (Marg Coe's interview)(image)

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Weave a Real Peace – Linda Temple - Weavecast

Tue, 26 May 2009 17:20:35 +0000

This episode we journey to a meeting of Weave a Real Peace (WARP), a networking organization for folks working with indigenous weavers around the world to preserve traditional crafts and provide them a fair wage.  In additon, we hear from Janet Dawson, who shares a tale of weaving misadventure. Tree Leaves Project, complete! Weave a Real Peace (WARP) Janet Dawson Musical Guests Liz Gipson "May's Song" Terry Prong "Can't Have Peace" Maido Project  "Peace" Freedom People "Peace Around the World" Audio editing Nancy Smith Kilkenny(image)

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Color and design – Cameron Taylor-Brown - Weavecast

Fri, 10 Apr 2009 17:00:49 +0000

This episode we speak with Cameron Taylor-Brown, a talented weaver and educator who loves to break down boundaries, whether it’s the innovative way she blends color and weave structure in her artwork, or how she gets students to collaborate in workshops. After that, we check in with the team behind Weavolution, a networking site for weavers that’s currently in development. Cameron Taylor-Brown’s website Margaret Brake Windeknecht (kimono art piece) Margaret B. Windeknecht’s publications Bonnie Tarses’ blog: Weaving Spirit Weavolution’s blog Musical Guests Al Phlipp and the Woo Team, "Portentous" Pushstart Wagon, "L.A. was our Alamo" Karmella’s Game, "The Revolution will be Cybercast" audio editing Anna Zinsmeister(image)

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Color matters – Kaffe Fassett - Weavecast

Wed, 04 Mar 2009 16:08:03 +0000

This episode we talk with master colorist Kaffe Fassett and gain insight into how to combine colors in exciting and pleasing ways. I share news from the weaving world, talk a bit about the launch of the new WeaveZine site, and in closing, I take you out back to the barn, where the sheep are being sheared. Bonnie Tarses: Mary Meigs Atwater Horoscope Kit Fundraiser Weaving a Life: The Story of Mary Meigs Atwater Coraline Movie Trailer Mortal Coils by Eric Nylund ANWG Doris Florig: Weaving the World Project "I Made it on my Schacht" Contest Kaffe Fassett Real Men Knit (DVD) Musical Guest "The Ballad of Fenton" by Tom Smith (read the lyrics) Audio Editing Christine Riedel(image)

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Appalachian weaving – Pam Howard - Weavecast

Tue, 27 Jan 2009 16:06:08 +0000

This episode we chat with Pam Howard, the resident weaver at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. We talk about Appalachian weaving traditions, the history of the folk school, Pam's own weaving journey, and a bit of tablet weaving. Tree Project: 30,000 fiber leaves Glass Weaving Video from CBS Learn how to weave glass in Pittsburgh Syne on Twitter Startup Nation: Moms in Business voting Worlds of Thread Festival: Ontario, Canada  WeftyWoman Blog The Greater Birmingham Fiber Guild John C. Campbell Folk School Pam Howard's Bio TWIST Yarn Circle Shop Musical Guests "Birmingham" by Beth Thornley "North Carolina" by Divine Maggees(image)

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Industrial weaving – Tom Beaudet - Weavecast

Fri, 02 Jan 2009 16:04:06 +0000

This episode we learn about weaving in industry. We talk to weaver and textile engineer Tom Beaudet about growing up in a New England mill town, and his career in mills that wove garment and industrial fabrics. I talk about the holidays and share my new year's resolutions, weaving and otherwise. Tom Beaudet's Website Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat Nancy's Blog (new Central-Alabama weaving guild) Musical Guest "A Pirate Christmas" by Tom Smith(image)

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The other Mary Black – Mary Black - Weavecast

Tue, 16 Dec 2008 16:01:57 +0000

This episode we focus on the tales of everyday weavers. We interview Mary Black, who learned to weave in the late 1940s, and talk about her life and Temari, we preview lots of new things for weavers online, and finish up with the audio essay, "Many Voices; Light Work" a new idea for the future of WeaveCast. Etsy WEAVE Team Surface Design Association Daryl Lancaster's Blog Weaving Spirit Blog H2 Zoom Convergence's History Virginia Harvey Dr. Robert Forward Space Tether Video Temari balls Musical Guests "So, Thanks" by Tom Smith "Snowball Fight" by TVs Kyle "Cost Cut Japan" by Reggae Far East(image)

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Interweavings – Linda Ligon - Weavecast

Thu, 30 Oct 2008 15:59:38 +0000

This episode we have the pleasure of chatting with Linda Ligon, the founder of Interweave Press, which publishes a host of magazines including Handwoven and Spin-Off, as well as many excellent books on weaving and the fiber arts. We pay tribute to Peter Collingwood. And Cally Booker shares her weaverly adventures in the end essay: "Fruit and Fiber." Peter Collingwood Jason Collingwood Linda Hendrickson Interweave Press T'Katch (Cally Booker's Blog)(image)

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Confessions of a double weaver – Paul O’Connor - Weavecast

Mon, 29 Sep 2008 15:56:37 +0000

This episode we catch up with Paul O’Connor, a weaver renowned for his double-weave textiles, I share the excitement of my new loom, and Laura Fry talks about overcoming weaving challenges. Syne's blog Paul O’Connor’s Website Kay Sekimachi Yaacov Agam A Twill of Your Choice (CD) A Tale of Two Tie-ups and How They Grew (CD) Musical Guests “Lost but not Forgotten” by Beeblebrox “Air India” by Electrobuddha “Start Again” by The Fabulous Hats(image)

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Complicated weavers – Peter Collingwood - Weavecast

Sat, 13 Sep 2008 15:54:34 +0000

This episode WeaveCast goes to the Complex Weavers Seminar, which followed right after Convergence, we interview the enormously talented Peter Collingwood, and I talk about my post-Conference struggles with an affliction that strikes down many a weaver: Loom Lust. Craft Magazine #08, Weaving Special Issue Handwoven Magazine Living Crafts Magazine Color-Gamp Article Peter Collingwood Harrisville Designs: rug loom Jason Collingwood Complex Weavers, Peter Collingwood DVD Syne's New Loom (#0411A) Musical Guest "Complex Tactics" by Ben Base(image)

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Converging weavers – Convergence 2008 - Weavecast

Wed, 30 Jul 2008 15:50:09 +0000

WeaveCast goes to Convergence 2008! Every two years the Handweaver's Guild of America puts on Convergence, a weaving conference that draws weavers from around the world. We bring you an audio glimpse of the Convergence experience, hear from many different weavers, and talk to loom manufacturers about a subject near and dear to all weaver's hearts: looms! Handweaver's Guild of America Afghans for Afghans Flickr Pictures Wanted Movie Review  AVL Looms Schacht Spindle Co. Toika Leclerc Looms Glimakra Fireside Fiberarts (interview on Episode 25) Ashford Louet Musical Guest Terri England with "Tones of the Tropics"   (image)

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Spinning for weaving – Judith MacKenzie - Weavecast

Sat, 21 Jun 2008 15:46:00 +0000

This episode we interview Judith MacKenzie about spinning for weaving, get an update on the Afghans for Afghans shawl project, learn about a new weaving currency, and I describe my own forays into weaving with my handspun. Flickr Site of Shawls woven by WeaveCast listeners Afghans for Afghans: Rectangle Shawl Project A New Yarn (Seattle's non-profit yarn shop) Weaving Coin by Ken Young (email him) Palette generator Arachne Guild Cherri Hankins's how-to videos on YouTube Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning by Judith MacKenzie McCuin The Intentional Spinner: A Holistic Approach to Making Yarn by Judith MacKenzie McCuin Chasing Rainbows Musical Guests Etrangers “Mind Spin” Clare Downing “Spinning Wheel” Jon Caspi “Spin – a song for children…of all ages”(image)

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Designing multishaft drafts – Bonnie Inouye - Weavecast

Fri, 30 May 2008 15:43:03 +0000

This episode we welcome the innovative and talented Bonnie Inouye, a weaver who weaves on multishaft looms to create rich and organic textiles. We review her book Exploring Multishaft Design. Our audio essay this episode is from John Sandstrom, “A evening with Penelope.” We also get a report from a very special weaver. Bonnie Inouye's website Exploring Multishaft Design by Bonnie Inouye Afghans for Afghans Rectangle Shawl Project Pictures of woven shawls on Flickr WeaveZine Complex Weavers John Sandstrom's Blog Fibernet Musical Guest "Better than Shaft" by DJ Black Acid(image)

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Singing and weaving – Nadine Sanders - Weavecast

Tue, 29 Apr 2008 15:40:32 +0000

Nadine Sanders, "The Singing Weaver," tells us about the Theo Moorman technique, warping on a shoestring, and yes, she sings!. Ann Rubin of Afghans for Afghans invites weavers to help weave shawls for new mothers in Kabul. Ann Hills celebrates the weaving traditions of Pennsylvania in song. Nadine Sanders "The Singing Weaver" Warping on a Shoestring Afghans for Afghans: Rectangular Shawl Project WeaveCast CafePress Store Laura Fry's T-Shirt Designs Small Steps Shopping Bags Marni Harang's Charity Ride Blog West-Australian 2008 Scarf Exchange Musical Guests "The Snitch Knot" by Nadine Sanders "Silken Dreams" and "Sound of the Loom" by Anne Hills "Afghan Sands" by Incidental Fusion(image)

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Sew your weaving – Daryl Lancaster - Weavecast

Sun, 30 Mar 2008 15:37:25 +0000

Do you dream of sewing beautifully fitted and custom garments out of your handwoven fabric? We talk to talented weaver and seamstress, Daryl Lancaster about the particular joys and challenges of sewing with handwoven fabric. In the end essay, "Uniquely Me" I describe my own tentative steps into the world of art-to-wear. Daryl Lancaster's web site Monographs by Daryl Lancaster Uniquely You dress forms HGA Design Fashion ChallengeMusical Guest Musical guest "More Than You Seem" by Causeway(image)

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Historical Weaving – Marje Thompson - Weavecast

Thu, 28 Feb 2008 15:34:28 +0000

When you think of weaving in colonial times, do you imagine a farm wife sitting by the fire, weaving on her home loom? Come learn the truth about weaving in early America from noted weaver and historian, Marje Thompson. Then we talk with Fireside Fiberarts a modern-day loom manufacturer who uses custom wood carvings to bring old-world charm to their looms. In the end essay, “Finishing Matters,” I talk about a little problem I’m having with my weaving, and the reason I envy eighteenth-century weavers. Hem-stitching instructions Boston Weaver’s Guild Complex Weavers: Early Weaving Books and Manuscripts Study Group Fireside Looms Stanley Rill Woodcarver Musical Guest “Colonial Williamsburg” by Tris McCall(image)

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Tapestry – Sarah Swett - Weavecast

Tue, 29 Jan 2008 15:30:46 +0000

Tapestry weaving breaks weaving out of the grid and enables the artist to create pictorial representations in swaths of touchable color. Sarah Swett helps us get our arms around this simple-yet-complex art form, and shares many of her secrets of success. In the final essay, I share lessons I've learned from my attempts to learn tapestry. Sarah Swett's website Kids Weaving: Projects for Kids of All Ages by Sarah Swett The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards Archie Brennan tapestry loom plans Video interview of tapestry artist Barbara Heller Tapestry Weaving by Kirsten Glasbrook Tapestry Weaving: A Comprehensive Study Guide by Nancy Harvey Tapestry Handbook: The Next Generationby Carol K. Russell Musical Guest "Shapeshifter" by Man Bites God(image)

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Alaskan Weaving – Sandy Garbowski - Weavecast

Sat, 29 Dec 2007 14:40:24 +0000

This episode, WeaveCast goes to Alaska! Come with me behind the scenes to meet the muskox at the Large Animal Research Facility in Fairbanks. Sandy Garbowski, muskox wrangler, tells us about these fascinating animals and how their Qiviut is harvested and processed. We visit A Weaver's Yarn, a weaving store in Fairbanks, Alaska. Then Della Chaney, a weaver of the Tlingit and Haida nations, shares her people’s traditions of weaving ceremonial hats and robes. Finally, we end up the episode, and 2007, with some weaving resolutions for the new year. Peter Collingwood's Rug-Weaving Books as PDF Files (scroll down halfway) Heritage Spinning and Weaving Large Animal Research Station (LARS)  Online Qiviut Store at LARS Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers' Co-operative Arctic Lace: Knitting Projects and Stories Inspired by Alaska's Native Knitters A Weaver’s Yarn Alaska Native Heritage Center  Sealaska Heritage Institute Delia's Winning Hat in Juried Show The Basketry Studio (sells cedar bark) Cheryl Samuel’s Home Page More Alaskan Artist Audio: Raven’s Tail, Chilkat, and Basket Weaving Musical Guests "Aurora Borealis" by Technetium™ "Alaska Song" by The Buffali(image)

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Knotted-Pile Weaving – Sara Lamb - Weavecast

Sat, 22 Dec 2007 14:35:16 +0000

Escape the dreary fall days with visions of brightly painted middle-eastern bazaars. This month we talk about weaving knotted pile rugs. The inspirational Sara Lamb talks about using color in weaving and her latest passion for knotted-pile weaving. We review an instructional video Cut-Pile Rug Weaving with Arlo Duker. In the swatch of the day, I describe learning pile weaving from Judith MacKenzie McCuin. And finally, the ending essay: Weaving fast; weaving slow. Sara Lamb’s Web site Conference of Northern California Handweavers (CNCH)  Archie Brennan Loom Instructions Pacific Yurts  Victorian Video/Yarn Barn Cut-Pile Rug Weaving with Arlo Duker Small Looms Yahoo Group Schacht 9" mini boat shuttle John C. Campbell Folk School Jana Trent: Square deal Weave-a-long The Techniques of Rug Weaving by Peter Collingwood Musical Guests Afghan Sands by Incidental Fusion Christmas Tree Farm by Push Start Wagon Re-Gifting for the Holidays by The Alice Project(image)

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Generous Weaving – Dianne McAuliffe - Weavecast

Wed, 28 Nov 2007 08:08:47 +0000

This episode we talk about the ways weavers are using their art to help others. We’ll hear the amazing story of the weaving program at Children’s Hospital in Seattle. I’ll share some thoughts about how twist affects winding a warp, and in today’s essay, Kate Jantz-Koprivnik tells the tale of a simple weaving project that turned into an eleven-day adventure. HGA Convergence HGA COE in Handweaving Convergence Camping Group Cotton Clouds Christa Knits Random Number Generator Knitting for Charity Harrisville Designs Seattle Weavers’ Guild Seattle Children's Hospital Musical Guest "Help us do Enough" by The Aphrodisiacs from their album This is a Campaign(image)

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Scottish Weaving – Marjorie Warren - Weavecast

Tue, 30 Oct 2007 07:54:45 +0000

This episode we explore the rich weaving traditions of Scotland. We journey to the John C. Campbell folk school during Scottish Heritage Week and meet two amazing weavers: Marjorie Warren and Barbara Miller. Then we hear the thrilling story of the Kilbarchan project, a research initiative to preserve undocumented historical Scottish weaves. Finally, I share my experiences learning to weave tartans and tweeds. Eric Nylund's Web site John C. Campbell Folk School Just Our Yarn Tartan Authority Celtic Women International's Tartan Tartan Generator Software Mitchell Clan Tartan Musical Guests "Old Fashioned Morphine" by Jolie Holland "Celtic Canadian Cowboy" by Celtic Canadian Cowboy "Celtic Mystic" by Tigertail "Drowsy Maggie" by Celtic Stone(image)

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Weaving Traditions – Sigrid Piroch - Weavecast

Fri, 21 Sep 2007 07:49:39 +0000

This episode we’re talking about weaving traditions, both cultural and personal. We’ll hear from Viridiana Chavez in Oxaca, Mexico talk about Zapotec weaving traditions. Sigrid Piroch tells us about Annie Albers and the Bauhaus movemont, and shares her experiences with Sloviakian textile traditions. Rebekkah of Bowerbird Knits tells how weaving on a bead loom connected her to the tradition of man-made art. In the ending essay, we’ll discuss personal weaving traditions, and why sometimes, it’s good to break them. Lone Star Loom Room (aka Nordic Studio) Mexican Weaving Retreat Allegheny River Textile ARTS Studio The Magic of Handweaving by Sigrid Piroc Complex Weavers Bowerbird Knits (Rebekkah's Blog) Quirky Nomads (Sage's Podcast) Musical Guests "Oca la Mujer" by Karisma de Montes "Czardas" by Blue Jar(image)

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Weaving Electronics – Laura MacCary - Weavecast

Thu, 20 Sep 2007 07:46:50 +0000

This episode, we explore the synthesis of handweaving and electronics. We’ll review an automated pirn winder designed by John Stegmuller, talk with Laura MacCary, an innovative weaver who weaves electronic components that interact with the viewer. Finally, I’ll describe an unexpected lesson learned from weaving on a computer-controlled loom. Laura MacCary's Web Page dorkbot Talk Stories from Maui, by Wilma Stegmuller John Stegmuller's Olympic Pirn Winder Rugs of War Random Stripe Generator  Arizona Archive of Weaving Books "Life-Saving Textiles" article in the 3/07 edition of Vävmagasinet  Musical Guest "Brand New Theremin" and "Unraveled" by Randall Cousins(image)

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Weaving Periodicals – Madelyn van der Hoogt - Weavecast

Tue, 10 Jul 2007 07:39:27 +0000

This episode is all about those wonderful weaving periodicals that inspire and delight us. We talk to Madelyn Van Der Hoogt of Handwoven, Jean Scorgie of Weaver’s Craft, and Tina Ignell of Vävmagasinet. We discuss a summer reading list of fiction books that feature weavers, ask for your thoughts about an online weaving magazine, and finally, I share the details of my torrid summer love affair. ColorCache4 Handwoven The Complete Book of Drafting for Handweavers by Madelyn van der Hoogt Weaver's Craft Vävmagasinet Favorite Rag Rugs by Tina Ignell Australian Hand Weaver and Spinner Journal for Weavers Spinners & Dyers Complex Weaver’s Journal Twist Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot Weaving Fiction Wintersmith by Terry Prachett Avielle of Rhia by Dia Calhoun The Last Mortal Man by Syne Mitchell Silas Marner by George Eliot Pelle's New Suit by Elsa Beskow Sophie's Masterpiece by Eileen Spinelli and Jane Dyer Musical Guest "Blue Summer Day" from Blue Summer Day by D.C. Anderson LML Music(image)

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Weaving Teachers – Peggy Osterkamp - Weavecast

Mon, 28 May 2007 07:34:09 +0000

This episode we celebrate the weaving teacher, those wonderful people who share their talents and knowledge with the rest of us. We have the results of the Teach a Friend to Weave contest, tell some of your stories, take a tour of The Weavers’ School on Whidbey Island, and talk to talented teachers Madelyn van der Hoogt and Peggy Osterkamp. Seattle Weavers' Guild Heritage Spinning and Weaving Laura Fry's new study group Weaving Works Karin Madigan’s blog The Weavers' School Nancy Alegria's blog Peggy Osterkamp's site Musical Guests “Guru Rabbi Teacher” by Secret Archives of the Vatican “Teaching and Learning” by akustikfilm(image)

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Certificate of Excellence – Sandra Swarbrick - Weavecast

Mon, 23 Apr 2007 06:52:04 +0000

This episode we take a behind-the-scenes look at the Certificate of Excellence, a self-study program developed and administered by the Handweaver’s Guild of America. We talk to Sandra Swarbrick, a past president of HGA about the origins of the COE. Then relate the story of the recent 2006 COE examination in handweaving from the point of view of an examiner, a scribe, and Level I and Level II applicants. Jacquard Video Barbara J. Walker's Web site Vila Cox's Web site Mary Berent's Web site Handweaver's Guild of America Certificate of Excellence Program Musical Guest "The Grand Prize" by amb26(image)

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Rigid-heddle Weaving – Betty Linn Davenport - Weavecast

Mon, 19 Mar 2007 06:49:04 +0000

Discover just how much you can do with the humble rigid-heddle loom! Our guest, Betty Linn Davenport, shares her techniques for taking the rigid-heddle loom to new heights. We review the new "Flip" folding rigid-heddle loom from Schacht, as well as Betty Davenport's book, Hands on Rigid Heddle Weaving, answer a listener question about setts for knitting yarns, I share great news from this past week, and we get an update on the "Teach a Friend to Weave" contest. March/April 2007 Handwoven magazine Handweavers Guild of America (HGA) Interweave Press/HGA Teach-it-Forward Grant Jasmine Weaver Blog Halcyon Yarn Webs Hands on Rigid Heddle Weaving by Betty Linn Davenport Schacht "Flip" Loom Muscial Guests “Weave The Yarn” by Mary Knickle  "Sunrise" by Torchomatic(image)

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Weaving Shibori – Catherine Ellis - Weavecast

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 06:45:32 +0000

WeaveCast is one year old! Help us celebrate. We'll discuss woven shibori with Catharine Ellis, review her book, Woven Shibori, describe a swatch of the day, share listener comments, then end things up with a review of how WeaveCast has grown over the past year, and what's to come in 2007. 2006 Year-End Report Catharine Ellis's Web site Weaving Spirit (Bonnie Tarses's Blog) Curious Weaver (Karen Madigan's Blog) Fish Wrapper (Astrid Bear's Blog) Monk's Belt Weaving Draft as WIF  Special Podcast Guests Brenda Dayne of Cast-On Faith of The Knitting Cook David Reidy of Sticks and String Sage Tyrtle of Quirky Nomads Musical Guests "Happy Birthday" by Craymo "Osaka Caravan/Japan Greenhouse" by Ben Reed(image)

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Weaving Resolutions – Anita Luvera Mayer - Weavecast

Tue, 09 Jan 2007 06:42:48 +0000

Ring in the new year with an interview with amazing weaver and fiber artist Anita Luvera Mayer! She talks about her art garments, the artist's life, and much, much more. Sharon Schulze shares a "Swatch of the Day" in which she describes the rewards of taking on an ambitious project as a relatively new weaver. I share my weaving resolutions for 2007, and invite you to share yours. Whidbey Weavers Guild Sandra Rude's Weaving Blog Weaving List Mud River Angoras Morocco Tour with Anita Luvera Mayer Images of Anita's work: Prayer Flags 911, Rags to Riches Anita's Books Museum of Northwest Art Kansas State University Sharon Schulze's Parament Project Musical Guests "New Year's Song" by the Schlumpkin Sisters "Raining Colours" by Torchomatic(image)

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Fine Threads – Lillian Whipple - Weavecast

Mon, 11 Dec 2006 06:41:05 +0000

This episode we have stories of fine threads: some threads are gossamer-fine, like those used by amazing weaver Lillian Whipple who works in silk finer than most of us can see, others are made fine and meaningful by their stories and the fact they were collected from all over the globe to be woven into a project to heal the planet. Lillian Whipple's Web site San Francisco's Loom and Shuttle Guild The Thread Project Weaving Works Musical Guests "Hyperthread" by Jeff Sheilds from his album, A Compendium of Unfinished Business "Testing...1...2...3" by Stark Effect "The Weaver is Handsome" by Straw Into Gold from their debut album Straw Into Gold(image)

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What’s a Madder You? – Laura Fry - Weavecast

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 06:37:46 +0000

This episode we hear more listener stories, chat with talented Canadian weaver, Laura Fry, review her book Magic in the Water, enjoy good and humorous music, then I relate my misadventures harvesting madder. See the picture? That's the total harvest after four years of cultivation. Laura Fry's Web site Magic in the Water Musical Guests Coffee Song, by Francisco Duam from his album Geek Entertainment TV Woad, by Fugli(image)

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Monster Wefts – Bonnie Tarses - Weavecast

Mon, 30 Oct 2006 06:33:52 +0000

Join us for an ever-so-spooky Halloween WeaveCast. Listeners tell us their tips for sleying a reed and share weaving horror stories. I interview talented weaver Bonnie Tarses about "easy ikat" and "horoscope weaving." The Green-Room Players (plus Bruce!) bring you Buffy, the Reed Sleyer (with apologies to Joss Whedon). Then we end it all with "Monster Wefts" a blood-curdling tale of weaving mayhem. Bonnie Tarses Website  Quirky Nomads Podcast (hosted by Sage Tyrtle) Cast-On Podcast (hosted by Brenda Dayne) Zedcast (hosted by Bruce Murray Just Our Yarn Website Musical Guests "Sounds Haunting" and "Spooky Funk" by The Delicate Art of Noise Pollution "Horoscope" by Woodstock Taylor  "Lake Monster: Spooky Foggy Harbour" by Dragon Ritual Drummers(image)

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First Warp’s Free – Syne Mitchell - Weavecast

Tue, 24 Oct 2006 06:30:45 +0000

Ever wonder how your donation dollars are spent? What Syne would do if the tables were turned and she was interviewed? How to get kids hooked on weaving? Why am I wearing a medival gown in public? The answers to these questions and more will be revealed in this exciting episode... Eric Nylund Adobe Audition Musical Guests "If You've Got the Money (I've Got the Time)" by Merle Haggard from Roots Vol. I "This Hill is Filled With Children" by David Ippolito from The People on the Hill(image)

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Timely Weaving – Jane Patrick - Weavecast

Thu, 05 Oct 2006 06:27:13 +0000

Finding time to do the things we love is often a challenge. Join us on an exploration of how to do exactly that: we speak with Jane Patrick, author of Time to Weave, a book filled with easy and quick weaving projects that can be done in mere hours, not days; listen to a loom's lament, and brainstorm ways to get more weaving done. Other highlights: a tribute to Ralph Griswold, dryer balls, blantant bribes, and pleas for help with the upcoming Halloween episode. Madder  Dryer Balls Ralph Griswold Complex Weavers The Griswold Textile Digital Archive Project (GTDAP) Jane Patrick's Time to Weave Musical Guests "The Time Has Come" by Bob Hughes "Time Flies" by Zeyer "Gimme More Time" by Blue Number Nine, from the album Living it Up in the World Download "Braided Candle Wrap" an extra Time To Weave project (Only available on WeaveCast, with permission from Jane Patrick and Interweave Press. Thank you, Jane!)(image)

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Double-decker Weaving – Jennifer Moore - Weavecast

Fri, 29 Sep 2006 06:24:22 +0000

This episode we tackle one of my favorite weaving structures: Doubleweave. We talk to talented weaver, Jennifer Moore, about her career specializing in doubleweave pick-up. I describe weaving double-width woolen fabric for a vest. In keeping with a double-themed show, we have a second interview: Miranda Hofmann, managing partner of Lakeside Fibers, a weaving supplies shop in Madison, Wisconsin talks about her store and weaving groups in Wisconsin. Finally, we end things up with "Double-Decker Weaving" an audio essay about how building a deck can improve your weaving. Jennifer Moore's Website Lakeside Fibers in Madison, WI WeaveRing Musical Guests Moonlight Shimmers, by Technetium from their album String Theory Detective Double Bass, by Last Future Double Wide by Beth Thornley from her album My Glass Eye(image)

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BSG Confidential – Russell Groff - Weavecast

Tue, 29 Aug 2006 06:20:53 +0000

Come with me to Black Sheep Gathering, a fiber festival held every year in Eugene, Oregon. In this "reality podcast" we'll take you behind the scenes: experience (second-hand) the overwhelming cast of vendors and their tempting wares, ogle adorable lambs and cashmere goats, take interesting classes, camp and spin with fun people, and best of all: chat with weaving veteran Russell Groff. He regals us with stories from his fifty-seven years as a weaver and as a partner in Robin and Russ Handweaving, a weaving store (mecca!) in McMinnville, Oregon for many years. (photo courtesy of Tina Thomsen-Park of Marietta Shetlands)   Black Sheep Gathering Spindles and Flyers (San Francisco Spinning Guild) Owen Rose Garden Musical Guests Murder the Stout(image)

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Inklings – Robyn Spady - Weavecast

Sun, 25 Jun 2006 06:19:39 +0000

We discuss small portable looms just in time for summer travel: inkle looms with Robyn Spady and a review of the new Ashford Knitter's loom. And, in these dog days of summer, the audio essay "Dog Warps." Ashford Knitter's Loom Robyn Spady Jacquetta Nisbet Jacquetta Nisbet's Supplementary Warp Video Musical Guests "Advice," Smallfish Adventures, Catch This "Tiny Beauty," PinkNRuby "Who Cut the Warp Off?" Dave, Chub Creek Podcast(image)

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Weaving Community – Mary Zicafoose - Weavecast

Mon, 22 May 2006 06:13:59 +0000

Discuss tapestries and symbolism with Mary Zicafoose, whose powerful, graphical tapestries have been displayed all over the world, hear an audio essay about warping a Navajo loom from talented Texas weaver Marni Harang, and finally, contemplate handweaving community. Mary Zicafoose --Textile Artist, Ikat and Slit Tapestry Weaver Olympia Weavers Guild Seattle Weavers’ Guild Red Tent Bellydance (Airmid's dance troupe) Musical Guests "Wake the Dragon," Dragon Ritual Drummers "Brrds and Bugs," Lunar Drive, Here at Black Mesa "You Gotta Know Who You're Friends Are," Blue Number Nine, On a Shoestring "Along the Navajo Trail," Straw Into Gold, Many Moons(image)

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Weaving Mettle – Arlene Fisch - Weavecast

Thu, 27 Apr 2006 06:09:20 +0000

Learn about the challenges and rewards of weaving with wire and strips of metal. Our guest is Arlene Fisch, a prominent jeweler who applies textile processes to metals with spectacular results. I'll describe a swatch I made by weaving wire, and we'll tie things up with an audio essay about forging on in the face of adversity. Christa Giles Arlene Fisch's gallery on Mobilia Hollywood Fancy Feather Co. Textile Techniques in Metal, by Arlene Fisch Crocheted Wire Jewelry, by Arlene Fisch Smithsonian Interview with Arlene Fisch HGA Certificate of Excellence(image)

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Painted Warps – Mollie Freeman - Weavecast

Fri, 31 Mar 2006 06:06:46 +0000

The April Fool's episode. I introduce the virtual WeaveCast guild, discuss a painted-warp sample swatch, interview talented fiber artist Mollie Freeman, play the soon to be classic hit "Painted Warp" as performed by Dave of Chub Creek, describe a shearing gone hilariously awry, and air a Canadian folk song performed by the group Straw Into Gold, founded by Nandine Saunders, The Singing Weaver. All the great weaving content you crave, with just a touch of whimsey... Nadine Saunders Laura Fry Yarn Barn Warp Painting Video Sara Lamb Musical guests "Painted Warp" by Dave of Chub Creek "The Weaver" from the Straw into Gold album(image)

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Weaving for Knitters – Syne Mitchell - Weavecast

Thu, 30 Mar 2006 06:03:32 +0000

This special episode of WeaveCast is for knitters and other prospective weavers who'd like to know more about the craft. Included are the top ten reasons knitters should try weaving, an audio loom tour, information about the different types of looms, and pointers to resources that can help you get weaving. Chub Creek Podcast Knitter's Loom Carol Leigh Triangle Looms Hazel Rose Triangle Looms Triangle Loom Instructions Weaving Yahoo Group WeaveTech Yahoo Group WeavingSalesAds Yahoo Group Spinner's and Weaver's Housecleaning Pages Handweaver's Guild of America(image)

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Teaching Others – Judith Mackenzie - Weavecast

Fri, 03 Mar 2006 05:59:03 +0000

This month we talk about the joys and practice of teaching others to weave. Joining us is Judith Mackenzie, an amazing weaver and educator. I describe a swatch using many different types of yarn in the warp, share a cautionary tale for pregnant weavers, and relate a heart-warming story of my own experiences in teaching weaving. Judith Mackenzie’s Web Site Judith’s Video (From Victorian Video/Yarn Barn) Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat WIF for Kai's Blankie (ie: swatch of the day) Free WIF reader What the heck is a WIF (Weaving Information File)? (image)

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Fear of Warping – Syne Mitchell - Weavecast

Mon, 13 Feb 2006 05:34:43 +0000

In this, the first episode of Weavecast, we meet the host of WeaveCast, Syne Mitchell, discuss why the world needs a weaving podcast, decribe the format and content of future episodes, and address a concern of weavers everywhere: Fear of Warping. Syne Mitchell's Science-Fiction Writing Spinner's and Weaver's Housecleaning Pages Debbie Chandler's Warping Video Chenille Scarf Pattern: Handwoven Magazine, Sept/Oct 1998, page: 38 Peggy Osterkamp's Weaving and Warping Books(image)

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