Fail Faster! – Mistakes are inevitable. This explains how to use sampling to “fail faster” – making your mistakes quicker and less expensive to correct.
Iterative Design – How to use samples to answer design questions, with minimal investment
Managing Risk in Projects – How to reduce the chances that a project will fail, especially when experimenting with new techniques
Resources for Learning to Design Handwoven Fabrics – a list of helpful resources
Enlarging my sectional beam – How I enlarged the very small sectional beam on my AVL Workshop Dobby Loom
Live-weight tensioning system - How I set up a live-weight tensioning system on my AVL Workshop Dobby Loom (with lots of photos)
Putting a second warp on a trapeze – How to handle a second warp using a trapeze. This lets you have a second weighted warp without getting up and shifting weights every foot or so of weaving.
Using Photoshop in designing weaves:
Simulating gradient colors in a weaving draft with Photoshop (this method can also be modified to simulate patches of color, etc.)
Designing for Devore using Photoshop (this article, written for the Computer Aided Design Exchange study group in Complex Weavers, also appeared in Complex Weavers Journal, October 2011 issue)
Drafting sewing patterns with Adobe Illustrator (which may be of interest to garment weavers who design their own garments!)