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warp and weft

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 digital archive and in-print revival (coming soon) of this publication is the project of textile studio Weaver House, lead by artist Rachel Snack. Warp and Weft is a magazine for weavers, by weavers — we’re happy you’re here and we hope you’ll get involved.

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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.