For weavers, knitters, sewers, quilters, embroiderers, crocheters, or anyone who is interested in the textile arts, this compendium offers an extensive range of fabric finishes. From basic to esoteric, simple and elegant to highly decorative, these finishes can be applied to any fabric--woven, knitted, crocheted, handmade, or purchased. Each technique is clearly presented with text, illustrations, and photographs of examples.
Rigid-heddle weaving is a simple technique to learn and master but offers a lifetime of possibilities to discover. Covering all the basics—from how to select a loom to initial setup and starting techniques—Weaving Large on a Little Loom also introduces a wide variety of techniques. Beginners will be excited by the range of projects they can do, while more experienced weavers will be surprised and delighted by the author's exploration of tapestry, warp-face patterning, weft-pile weaving, weaving with fine threads, woven shibori, shadow weave, and creating textural effects by experimenting with different types of yarn and even weaving with wire and conductive thread.
With nothing more than colored yarn and simple cardboard squares, crafters can produce exquisitely patterned woven bands with this guide, which includes patterns for sturdy belts and camera straps, delicate silk trims and ties, creative wall art, and even hefty rugs and mats.
Buschman annotates more than 550 books and periodical titles published on the techniques and history of handweaving from 1928 through October 1989. She includes works on how to weave_basic weaving texts, books on looms and equipment, and patterns both for weaving and for woven articles; handweaving history and historic fabrics from around the world; works on Native American weaving, ranging from the Chilkats of the Northwest coast of North America, to the Pueblos and Navajos of our Southwest, Mexico, and Central America, and on through the rich weaving culture of the Andes; reference works containing specialized bibliographies and information on fibers, dyes, education and marketing; and periodicals. With author, title, and subject indexes.
Author: Jane Patrick
Publisher: Betterway Books
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
New and experienced weavers alike are always on the lookout for new weave-structure patterns. The Weaver's Idea Book presents a wide variety of patterns for the simple rigid-heddle loom, accompanied by harness drafts for multishaft looms. The techniques include leno, Brooks bouquet, soumak, and embroidery on fabric. Each chapter contains weaving patterns along with swatches illustrating the techniques, accompanied by step-by-step photography. The book is arranged by structure or type of weave, from variations on plain weave to doubleweave. With traditional patterns from around the world, bands, and fabrics woven on two double heddles, The Weaver's Idea Book brings together a variety of ways to create exquisite cloth. Weaving tips and tricks help weavers at all levels achieve their textile dreams. In addition to pattern drafts, Jane offers project ideas that guide the reader through creating functional woven projects, from wearables to home decor. Weaving, especially on rigid-heddle looms, is enjoying a resurgence, and contemporary weavers are in need of a book to bridge the divide between basic books and complex text designed for advanced weavers with sophisticated tools. Celebrating the immense potential for creativity possible with the simplest of tools, The Weaver's Idea Book eBook opens new avenues for exploration on both the rigid-heddle and multishaft looms.
Simple Woven Garments is both a pattern book and an idea book for creating simple woven shapes and turning them into everyday, highly wearable fashions. Readers will enjoy classic woven styles and nods to today's style trends in a collection of 20 woven garments (and 4 variations). This guide will help weavers create fabric that works for the intended garment, is easy to weave, and is above all beautiful. It also explore techniques such as yarn usage, spaced warps, felting, pick-up weaving patterns, finger-control weaving techniques, and embellishments. Shapes are simple rectangles and sewing requires minimal skill. Weavers will enjoy creating garments including wraps and tops, ranging from easy shawls with a twist to woven sweaters.