Monday, June 8, 2009

Weavolution beta launch June 8!!


The new online gathering place for hand weavers, an online social network designed to meet the unique needs of handweavers, launched its beta test on June 8, 2009. Designed to bring handweavers together from around the world, is a one-stop resource for every type of handweaver.

From hobby to production, from peg to dobby, Weavolution provides a place for weavers to meet, discuss and participate in moderated user groups and forums.

Members may post projects, looms, yarns, books, and accessories to share with others and solicit feedback from other members.

But you don’t have to be a member or even a weaver to explore the site and learn about weaving free of charge.

Weavolution aims to become an inclusive, global community that encourages weavers by enabling them to discover and follow trends in weaving; find local, national and international resources; and find businesses catering to their needs. Weavolution members can search the site’s databases to view items, group postings and research information catalogued by others.

Weavolution’s goal is to provide a website for handweavers that is useful, fun and helpful, and to be a resource for shops, products and ideas from around the corner and around the world.

The project began in 2008 when three weavers from across the United States, Claudia Segal, Tien Chiu, and Alison Giachetti, met online and formed Weavolution. Working together with a host of dedicated volunteers, the team forged into a website with the potential to become a community.

Come, take a look. is available for anyone to explore. You don’t have to sign up to see our site. But if you do, we hope you’ll decide to


Monday, June 1, 2009

Weavolution, weavolution, weavolution

It's getting close, we will soon have our Weavolution.
I must confess, I have loved reading, writing entering data on the alpha version of our website. It's been great.

I also never imagined how much work is involved. I have spent almost 10 hours at the computer AGAIN today, just for Weavolution. Ads, contracts, invoices, keeping track of same. It's exhausting and the learning curve has been steep. Plus, I want and need every invoice to be perfect. All very challenging and so very rewarding.

so, no weaving, no pictures, just lots of WEAVOLUTION. And soon, everyone will be able to join. Just one week. Yikes!!