There's No Place Like a Handwoven Home! Hand towels, table runners, placemats, throws--weaving is perfectly suited to creating and customizing just about any textile for your home. In Handwoven Home, weaving expert Liz Gipson explains the tools and techniques you'll need to weave personalized home textiles on a rigid-heddle loom--the most popular loom on the market today. From choosing the right yarn for your project to achieving your desired cloth type and drape, this book covers all the basics. And the 20+ projects are perfectly suited to the rigid-heddle loom, each starting with a simple square or rectangle and involving little sewing, shaping or loom waste. You'll even learn how to make multiple towels at the same time, create a sturdy rug of wide fabric, and finish your projects with a polished, professional look. Whether you're making textiles for yourself or as a gift, inside you'll find everything you need to create a woven personal touch for any room.
Swatching makes it easy to try out your ideas risk-free and unleash your creativity in new and wonderful ways. If you are new to weaving, this book will guide you through making your first tiny weaving. If you are a more experienced weaver, you will learn a method that will help you become a better, smarter, and more joyful weaver.
Author: Paul Burkler
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Genre: Family & Relationships
The motives for writing this book were manifold and the stories originate from a period of about 12 years. Maybe Paul Burkler could the long period of more than 20 years in India use to survive only because he worked volunteered as an engineer without wages. The readers get a unique insight into the life of a development worker, who landed in India more randomly. Using these stories like Paul Burkler show readers how complex life is in India. There are sometimes uplifting, sometimes funny, but also tragic stories and experiences that make you think. Some of them are events and experiences, for example, tourists are not visible and even less tangible. Development aid is by no means a walk. Not the technology, but the many taboos and the caste system gave it to create. Often it was hard for him to accept this millennia-old culture in all its facets. A strong connection to the people of this country Paul Burkler have helped to sustain the diverse experiences with very poor people and also with elitist leadership people. A very special sympathy for him grew in the 'Aids orphans' who are marginalized by their families and relatives, as well as by the company and failed. The Care Centre of St. Ann's sisters in Madurai such children are accepted. He decided that his book (without reference to the book text) to illustrate it with drawings of these children. He gave the children the theme: 'Paints a picture of the thoughts and wishes that you have and loves'.
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