There is a lot to learn about weaving! As a new weaver, you might wonder what the next steps are to grow your skills. Next Steps in Weaving has the answers you're looking for. In this beautiful book by Pattie Graver, former Managing Editor of Handwoven magazine, you'll be explore a variety of weave structures and concepts in depth and detail including twill, color-and-weave, overshot, summer and winter, and lace. This is not just a book of weaving patterns. Each topic is explained and supplemented with instructions for weaving a sampler and a project in order to solidify the concepts and enable you to design your own projects. In addition, the book offers troubleshooting tips in order to expand your weaving expertise. Whether you're new to weaving, have the basics down, or are looking to improve your foundation skills, this book will be an asset to your weaving library. So what are you waiting for? Take the Next Steps in Weaving!
Originally published in 1995, more than 40,000 weavers have used this unparalleled study guide to learn from scratch or to hone their skills. Written with a mentoring voice, each lesson includes friendly, straightforward advice and is accompanied by illustrations and photographs. Crafters need only to approach this subject with a willingness to learn such basics as three methods for step-by-step warping, basic weaving techniques, project planning, reading and designing drafts, the basics of all the most common weave structures, and many more handy hints. Beginners will find this guidebook an invaluable teacher, while more seasoned weavers will find food for thought in the chapters on weave structures and drafting.
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.
Author: Sarah Howard
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
The timeless craft of weaving is experiencing a resurgence of interest--and this colorful guide, featuring 30 spectacular fabric designs, shows just how easy it is to learn and how enjoyable it can be to do. Follow a thorough tutorial in the basics, complete with beautiful hand-drawn illustrations that lay out how to work with a table loom. Then try a variety of weaving styles, from traditional to playful, from subtle variations in color to bold experiments with form. Work with traditional fibers or play with unusual materials such as recycled fabrics, feathers, foil, and even plastic bags. A gallery showcases how 12 weaves can be transformed into functional objects, including throws, cushions, shawls, and scarves.
Packed with comprehensive technical information and 40 stylish projects, this is a beautiful compendium that beginner and expert weavers alike will turn to time and time again. Every project is contemporary in design and colour and practical for every room in the house - from a twill rag rug to a long striped placemat.
Author: Anne Field
Publisher: A&C Black Visual Arts
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Hand weaving
Internationally acclaimed masterweaver Anne Field always found that people learn best when they can start making things right away. So this book takes a project-based approach, where beginners learn techniques through actually doing a weaving project. Each project is described in detail, with photographs showing every step in the process, as well as the finished work. Learn to Weave with Anne Field focuses on shaft looms only, with most projects woven on four-shaft looms, plus one or two eight-shaft projects. Table looms are also covered. The first part of the book looks at choosing your loom and setting it up, then the second part gets straight into the projects, which include scarfs, wraps, table runners, table mats, weaving fabric for a jacket, cushions, wall hangings and rugs. As well as traditional yarns such as wool and cotton, Anne also explores the latest yarns, such as Tencel and bamboo, and discusses the use of computers in weaving.
Give woven textiles a contemporary twist with Color and Texture in Weaving! Learn to mix color and yarn types to create textiles that are rich with color and texture as well as refreshing and modern. Using either a simple four- or eight-shaft loom you can discover how to mix color and yarn types to maximize visual effects in your weaving. Beginner weavers will find helpful guidance for color warping and a plethora of expert weaving inspiration. And if you've already mastered the basic skills, you'll find Color and Texture in Weaving to be a dependable weaving resource with complex techniques and a wealth of inspiring patterns. There are hundreds of weaving patterns within for you to enjoy; each is illustrated with swatches of finished textiles, setup diagrams, lifting patterns, and fabric samples shown in large, full-color photos to highlight the detail. Providing you with everything from basic setup instructions to advanced weaving ideas, Color and Texture in Weaving offers contemporary, colorful, and creative possibilities for all weavers looking to refine their color and texture approaches to textiles.
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.
Pick the perfect pattern every time Sought after for nearly a century, "A Handweaver's Pattern Book" is the venerable compendium of weaving patterns found in early 20th century America by Marguerite Davison. Weavers of all experience levels can learn everything from basic twills to over-shot and irregular patterns. Often hailed "the handweaver's bible," this collection of patterns is complemented with fascinating textile history and helpful black-and-white photos. Numerous treadlings, illustrated with over 1,200 weavings, accompany each design that inspire innovation for expert weavers as well as provide helpful information for weavers who have yet reached that level. Davison also includes a yarn comparison chart in this comprehensive and highly visual guide. Perfect for both commercial and home weavers, this extensive handbook of strikingly diverse patterns will keep any four-harness weaver busy for years to come
The only book you'll need on the fundamentals of threads and weaves, plus numerous projects for beginner to advanced weavers, plus two-harness looms, four-harness looms, fabrics, colors, much more. Over 160 illustrations.
Creative new patterns and projects combine with classic techniques and 150 step-by-step photos for a trendy take on hand-woven clothing and crafts Whether you’ve been weaving for years or just starting out, Little Loom Weaving has everything you need to create trendy and timeless woven pieces on a small, portable loom. This helpful guide, packed with step-by-step instructions and stunning color photos, is full of inspiring and fun projects—some easy and fast enough to finish in a few hours! Learn New Techniques • Tabby Weave • Looping • Hemstitch • Open Slit • Rya Knot • Soumak Discover Exciting Projects • Wall Hangings • Bracelets • Pillows • Keychains • Recycled Materials • Planters
"Kirsten Glasbrook shows step by step how to weave gorgeous tapestries, from choosing colours and winding warps through to creating images and finishing off with tassels and beads. Learn how to create horizontal and diagonal lines, curves, motifs, shading, outlines, borders and more. There is a gallery of beautiful finished works to inspire everyone from beginners to experienced weavers. This best-selling title has been re-issued to inspire a whole new generation."--provided from Amazon.com.
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.