Rigid-heddle weaving is simple to learn, is easy to master, and offers a lifetime of possibilities to discover! Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom covers everything rigid-heddle weavers need to know about the craft, from the basics — how to select a loom, set it up, and get started — to a wide variety of fun techniques that yield beautiful results. Begin by exploring a variety of weave structures, including finger-manipulated laces, tapestry, and color play with stripes, plaids, and multicolor yarns. Then move on to more complex designs and irresistible projects, from pillows and curtains to bags, shawls, and even jewelry. Explore warp-face patterning, weft-pile weaving, weaving with fine threads, woven shibori, shadow weave, and the textural effects you can create with different yarns and with wire and conductive thread. Everything you need to know is here, with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions to ensure success.
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.
Author: Jane Patrick
Release Date: 2014-02-10
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Explore and practice weaving techniques for fabulous scarves! Woven Scarves offers a collection of twenty-six scarves and variations that range in difficulty from advanced beginner to very complex. In highly approachable ways, authors Jane Patrick and Stephanie Flynn Sokolov introduce new weavers to a broad sampling of weaving techniques, exploring various ways of creating cloth on a rigid heddle loom. Weavers learn how to create lovely scarves that are creative, classic, and fun to make and wear. Using various weave structures, color, yarn combinations, and techniques such as felting and embellishment, the authors take you through the basics to a jumping-off point for personal exploration and creation. Woven Scarves will support new weavers in their desire for appropriate patterns and better skills as well as a deeper understanding of fibers, types of weave techniques, and all the varieties of fabrics that are possible—even to beginners.
Annotates more than 550 books and periodical titles published on the techniques and history of handweaving from 1928 through 1989. The bibliography is comprehensive and the annotations informative. --WEAVER'S
Author: Ann Marie Bezayiff
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Release Date: 2011-11
Just as a weaver works the yarn and creates the fabric, so too are we uniquely woven pieces of art produced from the breath of God. Each thread of our humanity is set in his image. Unlike the human weaver, God's calculations are perfect. There are no mistakes, oversights, or uneven salvages. We are precious and loved because he has formed us. In her inspirational weekly devotional, author Ann Marie Bezayiff continues to share her spiritual journey, but his time with her loom and yarn. Her insights of faith in everyday life are like the creative process and skill of hand weaving. Drawing upon her experiences as a writer of words, a life-long teacher, and weaver of cloth, her stories are reminiscent of our own personal walk with Christ in our busy, complicated lives. As we work the yarns of life and weave together our experiences and understandings, her insights remind us that no matter the shape, texture, or design we create, each of us is uniquely woven by the hand of God. Ann Marie uses fifty-two funny and inspirational life stories to illustrate that Weaving a Spiritual Life is a step-by-step process whose finished result is worth the wait.