Awards and Juried Exhibitions

The JOY of Weaving Exhibit

 Sponsored by Just Our Yarn In conjunction with Midwest Weavers' Conference 2011

Best of Show Award

Tencel and silk Scarf

"Circles in the Sand", advancing twill, Almaza Tencel warp, silk weft.

First Place in More than 8 Shafts Award

Tencel and silk  Scarf

"Woodland Joy", advancing twill, Almaza Tencel warp, silk weft

Midwest Weavers Conference, 2009

Interweave Award of Excellence:  Weavings for the Home. 

Revenna Remembered

"Revenna Remembered", Rep Weave Table Runner

The Libbie Crawford Award for Handweaving

Popsickle Twist

"Popsicle Twist" necklace, ply-split braiding, cotton

Living With Beauty
Handwoven Textiles for the Home

Juried Exhibition
Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Weavers Guild and the Business Arts Center
Hagnauer Gallery, Manitou Springs, CO

HGA Convergence 2002

Handwoven Jacket

Louise's jacket "Daybreak" included in the juried fashion show Making Waves ~ Breaking Waves at Convergence  Vancouver Canada.  August, 2002

Publications in Handwoven magazine

November/December 2011 Issue of Handwoven magazine

Handwoven 2011

“A Tisket, a Tasket, a Ply-Split Basket”  by Louise French

For some supplemental information on making the larger basket shown in this article, see Hints for Larger Basket

A-Tisket_A-Tasket Basket


January/February 2006 Issue of Handwoven magazine

Front Cover Picture of Louise's Napkins


"Teach Yourself Twill with Napkins or Towels" by Louise French

September/October 2005  Issue of Handwoven magazine

   Purse by Louise French

"Pretty Party Purses in Rep for Quick Weaving Fun" by Louise French

May/June 2005  Issue of Handwoven magazine

Handwoven May-June-2005  Circle weave Scarf

"Weekend Weaver Shadow Weave Circles: A Summer Scarf on Six Shafts" by Louise French

November/December 2004 Issue of Handwoven magazine
warping instructions Issue

"Back to Front through Lease Sticks" by Louise French
{For a greatly expanded version of these instruction for warping a loom instructions_for_warping_back_to_front  Click Here}

May/June 2002 issue of  Handwoven magazine

Handwoven 2002

"Sewing Skills Are a Good Investment" by Louise French

See also the Louise's book reviews on page 18 in the same issue

Publications in WeaveZine online magazine

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Winter 2008 Issue of WeaveZine online magazine

Splitting the Plies

"Portable, Addictive: Ply-Splitting!"
by Louise French and Barbara J. Walker

PDF copy available here


FINE ARTS Award, Minnesota State Fair 2018

Prairie Summer Rep Weave Wall Hanging
Second Place, Textiles



Midwest Weavers Conference 2015

“Orchestrated Piece by Piece”
 fashion accessories exhibit

First Prize


“Ply-Split DNA”

Ply-Split Braided Necklace


Publications and Awards

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