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Right From the Start Issue Date and Topic Index

Are you interested in knowing more about the basics of learning to weave or spin? The Right From the Start articles in Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot are a great place to begin. Check out your guild's library copy of the following SS&Ds. Or to order a copy of the SS&D containing the article, click here.

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Index of “Right from the Start” Topics

Fall 1994 -- Keep Good Records

Winter 1994/1995 -- Learn to Handle the Bobbin, Quill or Pirn

Spring 1995 -- The Best Kind of Shuttle

Summer 1995 -- Continue to Learn

Fall 1995 -- Workshop Looms

Winter 1995/1996 -- Specialty Looms

Spring 1996 -- Maintaining Equipment

Summer 1996 -- Spinning Wheel Basics & Maintenance

Fall 1996 -- Publicizing Fiber Group Activities

Winter 1996-1997 -- Interest Young People in Fiber Arts

Spring 1997 -- Warping Methods and Techniques

Summer 1997 -- Warping Front to Back

Fall 1997 -- Warping Back to Front

Winter 1997/1998 -- Sectional Warping/Long Warps

Summer 1998 -- Problem Solving: Floating Selvedges, Warp Threads, Tools, Knots

Fall 1998 -- Supported Spindles

Winter 1998/1999 -- Tabby (Balanced Plain Weave)

Spring 1999 -- Grouped Weave Structures

Summer 1999 -- Dressing the Loom with Two Warps

Fall 1999 -- Adding Blocks of Plain Weave to One Shuttle Weaves

Winter 1999/2000 -- Choosing the Correct Yarn (Wool, Silk, Cotton, Rayon, Linen)

Spring 2000 -- Setts

Summer 2000 -- Adding Plain Weave to Other Weave Structures

Fall 2000 -- Extending Four-Shaft Structures to Eight or More

Winter 2000/2001 -- Buying a First Loom

Spring 2001 -- Know Which Loom is Most Appropriate for a Particular Task

Summer 2001 -- Learn How to Avoid Common Mistakes

Fall 2001 -- Treadling Options

Winter 2001/2002 -- Planning for Your Weaving Project

Spring 2002 -- Profile Drafts

Summer 2002 -- Developing a Personal Fiber Philosophy

Fall 2002 -- Profile Drafts

Winter 2002/2003 -- Color

Spring 2003 -- The Anatomy of a Drawdown

Summer 2003 -- Guilds

Fall 2003 -- Choosing the Perfect Seminar or Workshop at Convergence

Winter 2003/2004 -- Basic Principles of Weaving Questions

Spring 2004 -- Planning Time at Convergence and Other Conferences

Summer 2004 -- Share the Magic of Your Crafts

Fall 2004 -- Is Selling Your Work an Option?

Winter 2004/2005 -- Plan a Project

Spring 2005 -- Design Fabrics Using Versatile Twills

Summer 2005 -- Weave Weft-faced, Warp-faced, and Uneven Fabrics

Fall 2005 -- Exhibits - Is my work good enough?

Winter 2005/2006 -- Compare Summer-and-Winter and Overshot

Spring 2006 -- Keep a Personal Fiber Work Inventory

Summer 2006 -- Incorporate Conference Attendance into Your Learning Process

Fall 2006 -- Understand the Weave Structure You Are Using

Winter 2006/2007 -- Use Treadling Methods to Extend Your Options on Four Shafts

Spring 2007 -- Plan Your Warp Carefully

Summer 2007 -- Keep Your Loom in Top Shape with the Appropriate Number of Heddles

Fall 2007 -- Assess Your Progress

Winter 2007/2008 -- Sley Your Reed According to Your Sett

Spring 2008 -- What Can I Make with Just One?

Summer 2008 -- Learn Fabric Analysis

Fall 2008 -- Sources of Inspiration

Winter 2008/2009 -- Explore Plain Weave and Its Derivatives

Spring 2009 -- Extend Your Weaving to Upholstery Fabrics

Summer 2009 -- Weaving Block Designs

Fall 2009 -- How to Get to Convergence 2010

Winter 2009/2010 -- Time Savers—or Not?

Spring 2010 -- A Juror Can Provide Useful Feedback

Summer 2010 -- Learn a Variety of Treadling Patterns Step-by-Step

Fall 2010 -- Make a Plan to Learn about Weaving

Winter 2010/2011 -- Overshot and Monks Belt on 4 and 8 Shafts

Spring 2011 -- Mixing Fibers Successfully

Summer 2011 -- Flow Sheets Can Aid Your Design Process

Fall 2011 -- Shopping for Inspiring Fibers at Convergence®

Winter 2011-2012 -- Weaving Twill on a Plain Weave Warp

Spring 2012 -- From Twills to False and True Satins

Summer 2012 -- Choosing a Structure for Your Project

Fall 2012 -- Try Some Saori® Free-Style Weaving

Winter 2012/2013 -- Expand Your Fiber Life

Spring 2013 -- The Basics of Crackle

Summer 2013 -- Find Common Ground

Fall 2013 -- You know the threading of the structure you want to use, and know what you want to make—but don’t know how to combine the two…

Winter 2013/2014 -- Weaving Structures Without a Fixed Threading Sequence

Spring 2014 -- Maintaining Good Tension

Summer 2014 -- Plan your Selvedges

Fall 2014 -- Designing Plain Weave Selvedges

Winter 2014-2015 -- Creating Double-wide Fabric with Double Weave

Spring 2015 -- Double-wide Fabric Part II, Beyond Double Weave

Summer 2015 -- What Makes a Fabric Color-and-Weave?