Discover new weaving traditions from around the world with this issue ofHandwoven.
Explore the age-old tradition of Smi band weaving in Scandanaviawith an article and project by Susan J. Foulkes and learn all about the new tradition of SAORI weaving in America with an article by Marion Marzolf.
This issue featuresprojects inspired by a wide variety of global textile traditionsincluding a kente cloth scarf by Suzanne Halvorson, a doubleweave pick-up runner based on a piece of Andean scaffold weaving by Jennifer Moore, and a Telemarksteppe wall hanging or runner by Laura Demuth.
Also included areweavings inspired by heirlooms, including an Atwater-Bronson lace tunic by Sarah H. Jackson and twill dishtowels by Robyn Spady. Learn to examine and reproduce heirloom and ethnic textiles with Robyn Spady's article Fabric Analysis 101.
Deborah Chandler and Gloria Chonay provide insight on the surprisingly parallel evolution of weaving in the United States and Guatemala and how the organization Mayan Hands is helping to build the bridge between weavers in both countries.
Whether you want to start exploring your own weaving heritage or learn more about the traditions of others, the March/April 2013Handwovenhas what you're looking for.
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