warp and weft
Weaver House is excited to share that the warp and weft website is now live! We're in the process of planning the first in-print magazine version of the beloved Warp and Weft periodical, but for the immediate future we will be working on developing and adding to the online archive. Warp and Weft is a magazine for weavers, by weavers — we hope you’ll get involved.
Warp and Weft was originally published in 1947 by the Marglad Corporation in Chicago. In 1955 the periodical was sold to Robin and Russ Handweavers, a weaving shop located in Oregon and owned by Russel Groff and Robin Groff. Robin and Russ Handweavers continued to publish the periodical for 30 years, until 1985. Each issue included a 4-harness weaving draft along with a woven sample, and instructions on cloth construction and end use.
The warp and weft website is a catalog of weaving and textile related periodicals, pamphlets and books — all available to download and enjoy. The books archive includes A Twill of Your Choice, A Book of Hand-Woven Coverlets and Hand Weaving. Robin and Russ Handweavers also published books such as Dressing The Loom and 16-Harness Patterns: The Fanciest Twills of All, and the periodical Drafts and Designs. Other periodical highlights consist of The Weaver’s Quarterly and Modern Weaver.
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