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The Magic of Handweaving: The Basics and Beyond
Experience the Magic of Handweaving.
Sigrid Piroch is an experienced weaver who leads readers on a journey through the world of cloth. She will guide you through the beginning stages of weaving, from planning and designing, to the final stages, when the beautiful piece of cloth is ready to take off the loom. You will also learn about weavers around the world who weave cloth out of necessity, tradition, and art. This is a resource for all those with an interest in this amazing process. The book includes:
- A glossary of tools and terms
- A guide to choosing your own loom
- Step-by-Step projects with easy to follow illustrations
- Design instructions and ideas
Paperback, 144 Pages, Color Illustrations
Pattern Weaving: Basics for the handloom
Rabbit Goody lives in Cherry Valley, New York, and is a nationally recognized textile historian and consultant to major museums and the film industry. Her reproduction fabrics have appeared in many movies, including No Country for Old Man, Titanic, Transformers, and the miniseries John Adams. She owns, directs, and designs for Thistle Hill Weavers, a custom mill that has been producing reproduction fabrics, trim, and carpet for more than 20 years. She has written for several periodicals, including Early American Life, Old House Interiors, and Heritage. The book includes:
-Basic steps needed to weave luxurious fabrics on a foot-treadle handloom
-Tips and variations for exploring creative weaving ideas
-Step-by-step color photos show the process
-Projects for scarves, table runners, placemats, and blankets
Paperback, 111 Pages, Color Illustrations
Weaving Contemporary Rag Rugs
New Designs - Traditional Techniques
Weaving rag rugs is an immensely satisfying process that enables you to use cast-off remnants of fabric to make something beautiful and functional for your home. In this book, you'll explore the fascinating history of rag weaving, learn how to weave a basic rag rug, master some of the most popular traditional designs, and experiment with contemporary techniques for weaving and embellishing rugs.
Heather Allen is a fiber artist who enjoys using vibrant colors and combining surface design techniques with her weaving. She has taught at the Appalachian Center for Crafts, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Penland School of Crafts, and Arrowmount School of Arts and Crafts. She lives and works in a riverside studio in Asheville, North Carolina.
Hardcover, 128 Pages, Color Illustrations
Rep Weaves: 27 Projects using new and classic patterns
”Traditional” Rep Weave as you've never seen it before
Scandinavian rep weave, or ripsmatta in Swedish, is a simple weave structure where the warp almost always cover the weft. Traditionally used as a rug technique but in actuality a very versatile method, it is well-known in weaving circles as immeasurably fun because it is simple and very fast to weave. Classic styles are characterized by bold, geometric patterns that appeal to both the purist and the modernist. In this book you will:
- Discover a breakthrough method for threading and harness tie-up
- Create classic rep weave patterns, and experiment with modern variations
- Find step-by-step instructions and color photos for every design
- Enjoy exploring this technique on an ordinary, counterbalance loom
Hardcover, 112 Pages, Color Illustrations
Over 30 Classic Patterns and Fresh New Sytles
Beautiful, Versatile, Simple -- Inside you will find:
Patterns for weaving a variety of projects, including towels, placemats, blankets, throws, pillows, rugs, and curtains.
Illustrated instructions for popular weaving techniques, such as plain weave and twill; Monk's belt and honeycomb; rosepatth, overshot, and Jamtlandsdrall (crackle) weave; waffle weave, color effects, M's and O's, and halvdrall, as well as block damask (true drall).
Tips for weaving patterns using different techniques, such as a rug in waffle weave or halvdrall.
Hardcover, 128 Pages, Color Illustrations
An Introduction to Weaving on 2, 3, and 4 Harnesses
This beautifully illustrated and clearly written manual on hand weaving is of the utmost value for the beginner, who might think of weaving as a craft too complicated to attempt. Here it is made into a simple step-by-step process that clarifies and teaches the principles on which all hand weaving is based. Beginning with an explanation of various types of looms, the book goes on to explain, with easy-to-follow details and diagrams, how to prepare the warp and enter it in the loom, how to wind bobbins, how to tie up for treadling, and how to treadle and beat the warp effectively. There are sections on how to correct mistakes in warping, and how to read drafts.
Mad Duchemin was educated at the Sorbonne and holds a Master of Arts degree. For many years he has studied hand weaving in Switzerland and throughout Europe, and now teaches this subject at the Art d'eco in Paris.
Used Hardcover, 93 Pages, Black and White Illustrations
Weaving Made Easy
17 Projects Using a Simple Loom
Transform yarn into cloth with just a simple loom.
This easy and accessible guide to using the simple rigid heddle loom show how to create fabrics that are a perfect blend of fun and functionality. Since the rigid heddle is small, portable, and affordable, it's the perfect starting point for beginners. The 17 quick and easy projects show how to make sinuous, drapey fabircs; sturdy, practical fabrics; and fun, funky fabrics.
Projects range from scarves to bags and belts, from pillows and placemats to rugs. Complete instructions, clear step-by-step photographs, and abundant tips and techniques for color, design, construction, and embellishment are included.
Paperback, 127 Pages, Color Illustrations
The Weaver's Companion
You can't possibly remember it all.
Save your brain for being creative. Let this small, sturdy book keep track of the details. It's all here. Sett and sleying charts, warp and weft calculation formulas, finishing tech, fiber factoids, a must-have gray scale, and much, much more. Find answers to questions like:
- What's the typical sett for 10/2 cotton in a twill?
- How many yards per pound is that 10/2 cotton?
- What should you do when your loom starts to jam?
- What's the easiest way to mend a really glaring error?
Paperback, 112 Pages, Black and White Illustrations
Manual of Helpful Hints for Handweavers
Wouldn't it be great to have a weaver nearby every time a little glitch arises? Well this booklet is just that, with everything from loom adjustment, handling of warp and weft, repairing broken warps, to finishing your weaving, and a lot more. Whether you are a new weaver, or have years of experience, you will find invaluable hints that make this manual a real help for both amateurs and experts.
Spiral Bound Paperback, 31 Pages, Black and White Illustrations