Handwoven Table Linens

Author: Tom Knisely
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780811765428
Release Date: 2017-04-30
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Tom Knisely, well-known teacher and author, found inspiration for table linens from things as varied as china patterns, a classic Spode Christmas tree, and traditional weaving patterns such as Shadow Weave, Wheel of Fortune, and Star of Bethlehem. The 27 patterns include simple weaves worked on 2- and 4-harness looms, as well as more complex weaves requiring more harnesses.

Handwoven Baby Blankets

Author: Tom Knisely
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811762793
Release Date: 2015-11-15
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

What better way to welcome that precious, tiny new person than with a luxurious, handwoven blanket! These beautiful, colorful designs will appeal to today's contemporary moms, as well as lovers of traditional weaves.

Handwoven Home

Author: Liz Gipson
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781632503381
Release Date: 2017-06-08
Genre: Hand weaving

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.

Handwoven Laces

Author: Donna Muller
Publisher: Interweave
ISBN: 1931499101
Release Date: 2002-04-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Both new and experienced hand weavers will find inspiration in this beautiful guide to creating lace. While true laces are laboriously made with needles or bobbins, hand weavers can use a loom to quickly produce lovely lacy fabrics. The loom-controlled textures depend upon groups of threads that work together and do not reveal their full effect until the cloth comes off the loom and is washed. Suitable for self-study or class use, this book offers weavers a sense of design mastery and a wealth of ideas and lace patterns.

Weaving Rag Rugs

Author: Tom Knisely
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811758673
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Every weaver weaves a rag rug--or two, or three. In this long-awaited book, well-known weaver and teacher Tom Knisely shares his knowledge and expertise in this collection of favorite rag rug patterns.

Handwoven Design Collection 19

Author: Madelyn van der Hoogt
Publisher: Interweave
ISBN: 1931499179
Release Date: 2002-09-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

This newest collection from Handwoven magazine includes 15 projects in glorious colors and intriguing weave structures in a wide range of materials--from silky to soft, woolly to gossamer, dressy to practical.

Handwoven Scarves

Author: Interweave Press
Publisher: Interweave
ISBN: 1883010659
Release Date: 1999-11-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

This book presents 50 handwoven scarves created by internationally known weavers and fabric artists. From light silk to chunky chenille, from subtle white-on-white jacquard to bold magenta and goldenrod plaid, from four-inch-wide neck wraps to three-foot-wide body wraps, there is a scarf here to delight and encourage every handweaver. Drafts of the weave structure and design notes encourage and guide handweavers of varying skill to making their own beautiful scarves. Full-page, full-color photographs of each scarf and biographies of the contributing weavers are also included.

Handwoven Home

Author: Liz Gipson
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781632503381
Release Date: 2017-06-08
Genre: Hand weaving

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.

Handwoven Tape

Author: Susan Faulker Weaver
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 0764351966
Release Date: 2016-11-28
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Narrow bands of woven tape were important to Americans in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, before the days of elastic and zippers. This book documents the fascinating American history of handwoven tape and offers patterns and instructions to enable today's weavers to make it. Many Early American households had a tape loom for making the tape needed by the family, and this book offers a discussion of the people who wove tape, the patterns woven, and the types of looms used, along with over 280 color images. The book also gives step-by-step instructions for setting up a tape loom with warp threads, and explains how to weave your own tape. You can weave tape for similar practical uses as our forebears, or to create one-of-a-kind gifts and decorations like key chains, holiday garlands, or lanyards.

Mastering Weave Structures

Author: Sharon D. Alderman
Publisher:
ISBN: 1931499322
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

This exploration into the structure of various weaves provides an understanding of how each weave works, guiding weavers to design and weave their own beautiful fabrics. The underlying principles that govern a particular kind of structure are explained, as are modifying the basic draft and choosing fibers and yarns. Comprehensive and detailed, the book covers plain weave, twills, satin, waffle weaves, distortions of the grid, three-element weaves, loom-controlled double weave, Bedford cords and piques, loom-controlled pile weaves, and crepe weaves.

Weaving Designs by Bertha Gray Hayes

Author: Norma Smayda
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 0764332465
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

This book features the original sample collection and handwritten drafts of the talented, early 20th century weaver, Bertha Gray Hayes of Providence, Rhode Island. She designed and wove miniature overshot patterns for four-harness looms that are creative and unique. The book contains color reproductions of 72 original sample cards and 20 recently discovered patterns, many shown with a picture of the woven sample, and each with computer-generated drawdowns and drafting patterns. Her designs are unique in their asymmetry and personal in her use of name drafting to create the designs. Bertha Hayes attended the first nine National Conferences of American Handweavers (1938-1946). She learned to weave by herself through the Shuttle-Craft home course and was a charter member of the Shuttle-Craft Guild, and authored articles on weaving.

Weaving Iridescence

Author: Bobbie Irwin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780811765800
Release Date: 2017-09-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Iridescent fabric shimmers and glows, changing colors depending on how the light hits it. Different colors appear in the folds and pleats, adding surprising layers of color to fabric. To the uninformed it appears magical and difficult, but the truth is that weaving iridescent fabric is accessible to any handweaver who knows the tricks. Bobbie Irwin has been teaching the techniques for weaving iridescence in person and through articles for more than ten years. In this book, she delivers her most comprehensive course yet, covering the details from how to evaluate and choose yarn to achieve your desired effect to the ways weave structure affects iridescence to the best uses for your iridescent fabric. Hands-on project instructions will have you exploring what you've learned right away. If you have been looking to add some shimmer to your weaving, this is the only book you will ever need!