Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

This is the official press release for the weaver’s answer to Ravelry. I have signed up—look for me as Peg in South Carolina. I encourage everyone to take a look. You don’t have to sign up to look around. You sign up only if you want to participate.


The new online gathering place for hand weavers

Weavolution.com, an online social network designed to meet the unique needs of handweavers, launches its beta test on June 8, 2009. Designed to bring handweavers together from around the world, Weavolution.com 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 andclip_image002 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 Weavolution.com into a website with the potential to become a community.

Come, take a look. Weavolution.com 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


Weavolution” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on June 9, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina


Susan B. said...

I joined and found you! You are one of my two favorites at this point.
I'm Centerweave.

Peg in South Carolina said...

Great, Susan! I probably will have very few projects--things like the towels I wove for our daughter and the scarf out of handspun. My more typical projects are far too complex to be encompassed by the fill-in-the-blanks on the site! But I still think it is going to be a lot of fun. It will be especially exciting, i think, for weavers who weave things from Handwoven, whether they change nothing or change everything or something in between.

Alison said...


Thanks so much for publishing our news. I'm looking forward to visiting with you on Weavolution!