CNCHnet . . . The Textile Arts Webzine of the Conference of Northern California Handweavers

Looking Ahead

The glorious Summer season is winding down and Autumn is just around the corner. The Guilds are revving up for new programs, workshops and activities and–after a summer hiatus–many of us are considering what we will weave next.

I know that many of you weave yardage for clothing and that will be the focus of our November issue. I’d like you to describe how you approach your projects. Do you approach the loom with a garment in mind and design your material specifically for the project or do you weave yards of lovely fabric and come up with an idea for its use later?

Do you draft your own patterns or do you start with a commercial pattern? How do you deal with the itching, shedding, and/or pilling properties of some handwoven fabrics?

Do you sew for yourself or to sell?

What have you discovered about sewing with handwoven fabric that you think is important to share with those of us who are just now attempting this?

Also, I’m still interested in guild outreach projects and I would love to tell your stories about them.

This issue of CNCHnet has been “tweaked” with hopes of making it more reader friendly and easier to access.  The most obvious “tweaks” are the ‘links’ at the bottom of each article.  Our hope is that you will find it easier to browse through the issue and to return to articles you want to read again or share with others.

Let me know what you think about this small change and what else you think could be made better.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you,

Judy Fisher, Editor