Welcome to Muffy Young Handweaving and Cloth Design

I have been a handweaver and dyer since 1978. These scarves and shawls are all hand woven and hand dyed. My loom has 24 harnesses instead of the more usual 4 or 8. This allows me to design highly complex structures, and to combine them in a single piece for intriguing variations in scale, texture, and motif. My designs are original, unique, and innovative, with images inspired by nature, modernism, and the fabrics of Latin American, Central Asia, and Africa. Guided by the weave structure, I select silk fibers to maximize visual impact and to balance drape and stability. Hand-dying my yarns gives me complete control of my color palette. My passion is to create refined scarves and shawls that are beautiful to look at and comfortable to wear.

Double Weave in Black, White and Gray

Written By: Muffy
Date: Sunday, January 3rd 2016
new work double weave

Double weave landscape, (or maybe some other title). In black, white and gray. Wide shawl, probably will finish to 23" wide

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New Work 2015

Written By: Muffy Young
Date: Thursday, January 29th 2015
Stripes new work yarn

This picture illustrates two very different directions I have been running in, getting ready for the big ACC winter show in February down in...

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Dominoes Scarves

Friday, January 10th 2014

On The Loom Today

Friday, July 5th 2013