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Since 1979, Handwoven magazine has been a major source of instruction and inspiration for handweavers worldwide. This current volume is a concise manual of handweaving tips and techniques culled from 20 years of back issues of Handwoven and organized for quick retrieval. Here, weavers and aspiring weavers will find information on looms, yarn, methods of warping, drafting, troubleshooting, planning, and fabric finishing. Also included is information on the popular "burn test" for fibers and an excellent section on design basics. This volume, as well as the earlier Knitter's Companion (Interweave, 1996), should be in any basic public library fiber crafts collection.
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Madelyn van der Hoogt is the editor of Handwoven magazine and the author of The Complete Book of Drafting. She opened the Weaver's School in 1984 and teaches weaving workshops throughout the United States and Canada. She lives in Coupeville, Washington.