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Heart-shaped pillow, edged with ruffled lace, is woven from 1/8" wide ribbon.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1980 (v.58#12) pg. 80, 136

How to weave floor pillows on a frame loom.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Dec 1978 (v.9#10) pg. 61

How to weave a pillow cover from old neckties. Includes instructions for making a nail frame loom.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1979 (v.10#3) pg. 16

Hand-woven bedcover, pillow and pillow sham. Includes instruction for making a frame loom. Weaving utilizes yarn for warp and yarn and ribbon for weft.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Sep 1979 (v.10#7) pg. 74

Woven ribbon pillow.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 1 1980 (v.93#15) pg. 63, 112

A tote bag, two shawls, and a pillow that can be woven on a rigid heddle table-top loom.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING NEEDLECRAFT Fall 1978-Winter 1979 pg. 68, 127

Rose pattern overshot pillow.
HANDMADE Spring 1982 (v.2#1) pg. 73, 80

Plaid plain-weave pillows.
HANDMADE Spring 1982 (v.2#1) pg. 74, 80

An overshot pattern pillow to weave. Requires a 4-harness loom at least 18" wide.
HANDWOVEN Fall-Winter 1979 (v.1#1) pg. 36, 60

Assorted striped pillows with woven fronts and suede cloth backs.
HANDWOVEN Fall-Winter 1979 (v.1#1) pg. 36, 60

Rag pillows woven in tubular double weave.
HANDWOVEN Spring-Summer 1980 (v.1#2) pg. 49

Plaid waffle weave pillows designed to be woven on rigid heddle looms.
HANDWOVEN Spring-Summer 1980 (v.1#2) pg. 70

Three double weave pillows woven tubular in twill and half-basket.
HANDWOVEN Fall-Winter 1980 (v.2#1) pg. 32, 76
Correction HANDWOVEN Mar 1981 (v.2#2) pg. 68

Instant rya pillows woven using the Collingwood double corduroy technique. Requires an 18" wide 4-harness loom.
HANDWOVEN Fall-Winter 1980 (v.2#1) pg. 32, 60

Two folk-pattern floor pillows to weave on a rigid-heddle loom. Woven in half-satin with pattern opposites. Includes graphed pattern for pick-up design.
HANDWOVEN Mar 1981 (v.2#2) pg. 56

Five contemporary-design handwoven pillows. Can be woven on either a two-harness rigid heddle loom or an 8-harness floor loom. Emphasis is on tailored edge finishes.
HANDWOVEN Nov 1981 (v.2#5) pg. 27

Three tapestry pillows in a desert pattern.
HANDWOVEN Jan 1982 (v.3#1) pg. Cover, 89

Five pillows from one warp. Variations in weft colors and treadlings produce a varied, but coordinated, look.
HANDWOVEN May 1982 (v.3#3) pg. 38, 93

Warp-faced weaving. Part 1. Includes instructions for a table runner and pillow.
HANDWOVEN May 1982 (v.3#3) pg. 42, 93

How to weave weft faced pillows where stripes are created by varying either the color, texture, weight or direction of the weft yarn.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1983 (v.4#2) pg. 66, 98

Handwoven pillows feature "district check" patterns which are variations of the shepherd's check of the Scottish lowlands.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1983 (v.4#5) pg. 66, 106

All about pillows. How to select materials, information on construction, and special tips for weavers. Includes instructions on making a bias welt casing.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1984 (v.5#2) pg. 59

Pillowcase woven with honeycomb on an overshot threading for the border. Pattern can also be used for a companion accent pillow.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1984 (v.5#4) pg. 45, 96

Pillows that use thrums as the design element. Leftover warp ends are supplementary weft floats.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1984 (v.5#5) pg. 66, I-10

Country overshot weave variations. Includes directions for a tablemat, pillow and wall hanging on a four shaft loom.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1985 (v.6#4) pg. 48, I-7, I-8
Correction HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1987 (v.8#1) pg. I-16

Weave three twill block and stripe pillows on an eight shaft loom.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1985 (v.6#5) pg. 52, I-11

A pair of pillows are woven in monk's belt, using colors that evoke a Southwest theme.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1986 (v.7#4) pg. 52, I-12

Plaid blanket and pillow woven in a two-twill weave of warp-and weft-faced blocks.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1987 (v.8#1) pg. 71, I-14

Fireside throw and matching pillow are designed to be woven on a narrow loom. A 16" wide warp is used. Stripes in colors and novelty yarns accent the plain-weave fabric. No attempt is made to match the stripes when the separate panels are joined to make a 41" wide throw. An accompanying article gives design suggestions on making wide cloth from narrow panels. The plain-weave pillow is accented by a striped band on one end.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1987 (v.8#1) pg. 72, I-13

Striped pastel throw and coordinated plaid pillow.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1987 (v.8#1) pg. 74, I-15

A look at experiments with nontraditional color arrangements to give block weaves both color and texture effects. Includes instructions for a stole and pillow in crackle weave.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1987 (v.8#5) pg. 48, I-9

Diversified plain weave, a modified plain weave that uses fine and heavy threads in both warp and weft. Fine threads, threaded on shafts 1 and 2, form the ground. Heavy warps threaded on upper shafts form the pattern. Six sample drafts for six through ten shafts are furnished. Includes instructions for two pillows.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1987 (v.8#5) pg. 62, I-15

Pillow front in double weave pickup serves as a sampler for bands of patterns that can be woven on a four-shaft loom.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1988 (v.9#1) pg. 41, I-4

Tapestry pillow, designed by Constance LaLena, is 18" square and features a square-within-a-square motif in bright colors that are created by blending two close shades of yarn.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1988 (v.9#2) pg. 52, I-8

Pillow, 14" square, has a panel on the front woven in honeycomb. Front borders and the pillow back are woven in plain weave. The edges are trimmed with cording.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1988 (v.9#5) pg. 58, 84

"Pick-and-Pick" pillow creates stripes and checks by alternating weft colors in this weft-faced plain weave project.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1989 (v.10#4) pg. 45, 79

"Night Sky" pillow uses eight-shaft monk's belt weave to create a weft-faced pattern with horizontal rows of arrow shapes and zigzags.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1989 (v.10#4) pg. 47, 80

Pique, a woven structure with a quilted appearance. Three types of pique (ribbed, waved and figured) are described. Drafts are included for all three, along with instructions for two pillows made from pique fabrics. One fabric is a seven-shaft waved pique with isolated diamond-shaped motifs. The second is a 12-shaft, single color diamond motif.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1989 (v.10#5) pg. 43, 76

Four pile techniques. Two are loom-controlled (corduroy and chenille) and two are hand-controlled (rya and boutonne). Includes instructions for (1) Throw rugs woven using commercially produced selvedge strips for warp. (2) Corduroy pillow. (3) Rya pillow. (4) Boutonne pillow.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1990 (v.11#1) pg. 53, 80

Pillows (16"x16") in plaid are woven in a 3/1 warp-faced twill.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1990 (v.11#1) pg. 90, 87
Correction HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1990 (v.11#3) pg. 97

"String Yarn" pillow (16"x16") uses a Swedish yarn made up of many strands of fine cotton for weft. The back, with an overlapped opening, is woven in plain weave.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1990 (v.11#5) pg. 41, 72

Coordinating upholstery and pillow fabrics are woven on a single warp in double weave and variation.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1990 (v.11#5) pg. 47, 72

Winter Nights pillow in summer & winter weave. Color stripes in the warp correspond to the blocks.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1991 (v.12#2) pg. 49, 90
Correction HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1998 (v.19#3) pg. 87

Tips from a veteran fiber show juror on pillow finishing, hems, seams and wall hanging constructions.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1991 (v.12#3) pg. 30

Rumpelstiltskin pillow is woven in a 12-shaft point twill. An undulating-twill four-shaft version also provided. Edges are trimmed with a rope cord made from left-over yarns.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1991 (v.12#3) pg. 61, 87

Light and Shadow pillow, woven in plain weave, has a diagonal, tapestry like design created with clasped wefts.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1991 (v.12#5) pg. 62

Plaid pillow with tufted pile made using Sehna knots on a background of plain-weave plaid.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1992 (v.13#4) pg. 65, 84

Pillows inspired by African baskets. The two 16"-square pillows are woven on four harnesses using dukagang in six-thread units.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1993 (v.14#2) pg. 41, 79

A trio of linen pillows are woven on a single warp with three different color-and-weave-effect treadlings. Both four- and six-shaft drafts are furnished.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1994 (v.15#5) pg. 38

Pillow in bird's eye twill is recommended as a project for a beginning weaver. A seam around the pillow 1" from the edge creates a corded edge.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1994 (v.15#5) pg. 70, 97

Oriental pillow set features three radically different pillows woven on one warp. The largest pillow mimics a carpet design in rolakan tapestry technique. Coordinating neck roll and envelope pillows are woven in 3/1 twill.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1995 (v.16#5) pg. 38, 82

"Geranium" pillow woven in pick-up broche.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1996 (v.17#2) pg. 52, 83

Diversified plain weave, similar to summer & winter, has colors in design blocks but the same texture throughout. Three projects demonstrate the versatility of this weave. (1) "Sampler" pillow (9"x10") demonstrates four-shaft diversified plain weave with pattern warp pick-up and pattern weft inlay. (2) An version of the "Sampler" is used, with different treadling and pick-up, is used to weave an "Oriental Rug" (26"x48"). (3) "Mosaic" table mat (12"x18") is woven in an 8-shaft diversified plain weave.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1996 (v.17#5) pg. 62, 80

Utah Pioneer Pillow. Spinning, weaving and embroidery directions for a pillow based on an embroidered square from an 1869 blanket made by Utah pioneer Sarah Jane Miller.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1997 (v.18#1) pg. 48, 76

Braid-embellished pillows are handwoven in a texture weave on a broken twill threading. The three pillows are 16" to 18" on a side and are trimmed with slentre braids.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1997 (v.18#3) pg. 62, 81

Twin-sized checked duvet cover and coordinated striped pillow (18"x29") are woven in double-weave shadow weave. A matching striped mat (25"x33") is woven in single-layer shadow weave. Eight shafts are used for all three.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1998 (v.19#4) pg. 46, 74

Tapestry pillows. A variation of tubular double weave, woven on a four-shaft loom, creates a woven frame for the tapestry in the top layer. The bottom layer forms the back of the pillow.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1999 (v.20#5) pg. 42

An assortment of pillows, rugs and table runners to weave.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Spring-Summer 1979 (v.9#2) pg. 68, 108

Trio of rya pillows to weave.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Spring-Summer 1980 (v.10#2) pg. 91, 125

Ribbon woven pillows look like caning.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1980 (v.25#2) pg. 90, 25

Four pillows, woven in pattern variations of Rosepath.
SCANDINAVIAN WEAVING MAGAZINE (VavMagasinet) 2/1990 pg. 32

Dorothy Liebes influence as a textile designer reviewed. Includes a 4-harness twill designed as a pillow cover.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #50 Spring 1982 (v.13#2) pg. 18

Make a tapestry floor cushion (pillow).
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #57 Winter 1983 (v.15#1) pg. 38

Three projects on one warp, all with a simple cut pile weave structure: (1) Beach coat. (2) Bath mat. (3) Pillow.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #70 Spring 1987 (v.18#2) pg. 74

Pick-up pique. Fabric has areas of stuffed plain-weave pattern against a pique background. Can be woven on a four-shaft loom with the use of a pick-up stick. Includes instructions and graphs for a pillow.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #72 Fall 1987 (v.18#4) pg. 60
Correction SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #73 Winter 1987-88 (v.19#1) pg. 33

An introduction to four-shaft double weave. Basic instructions, tie-up, four basic forms of cloth and a discussion of warp color choices. Two sample projects are included, a ruana and a tubular pillow.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #117 Winter 1998-99 (v.30#1) pg. 48

Project ideas for using odds and ends of yarn. Includes instructions for woven pillow.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1988 (v.12#1) pg. 27

Weaving overshot pillows. Front and back designs are different, but related.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #25 Summer 1982 (v.7#1) pg. 32

Furry accent pillow with bands of plain weave, soumak, rya loops and fur strips.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #26 Fall 1982 (v.7#2) pg. 56

Name draft, an overshot draft designed around a name. Program for the Apple II and TRS-80 computers are included which give draft and drawdown. Includes instructions for weaving name draft pillows.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #30 Fall 1983 (v.8#2) pg. 40

Make a heart pillow with a woven pink and rose heart and a green ribbon border.
WOMAN'S DAY Feb 7 1984 (v.47#6) pg. 81, 134

How to make a pillow cover by weaving ribbons.
WORKBASKET Jul 1978 (v.43#10) pg. 38