More than just a survey of interlacements from simple to intricate, this thoughtful addition to every crafter's library is a study course for weaving the best, most interesting, most successful fabrics imaginable. A liberating voice is given to each instruction, empowering weavers to discover the basic how-tos of their craft, such as how to design threadings, channel the design power of the tie-up, and make the most of threading options, as well as understand fibers, setts, and color interactions. Aspiring weavers will draw both inspiration and useful information from the clear explanations, wonderful examples, and color photographs of stunning fabrics featured throughout. This introduction to the fundamental principles of weave structure is the result of more than 30 years of serious study and is destined to become a classic for all weavers.
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: Marta Iljadica
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2016-11-17
The form of graffiti writing on trains and walls is not accidental. Nor is its absence on cars and houses. Employing a particular style of letters, choosing which walls and trains to write on, copying another writer, altering or destroying another writer's work: these acts are regulated within the graffiti subculture. Copyright Beyond Law presents findings from empirical research undertaken into the graffiti subculture to show that graffiti writers informally regulate their creativity through a system of norms that are remarkably similar to copyright. The 'graffiti rules' and their copyright law parallels include: the requirement of writing letters (subject matter) and appropriate placement (public policy and morality exceptions for copyright subsistence and the enforcement of copyright), originality and the prohibition of copying (originality and infringement by reproduction), and the prohibition of damage to another writer's works (the moral right of integrity). The intersection between the 'graffiti rules' and copyright law sheds light on the creation of subculture-specific commons and the limits of copyright law in incentivising and regulating the production and location of creativity.
Author: Marie Thompson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date: 2017-02-09
Noise is so often a 'stench in the ear' Â? an unpleasant disturbance or an unwelcome distraction. But there is much more to noise than what greets the ear as unwanted sound. Beyond Unwanted Sound is about noise and how we talk about it. Weaving together affect theory with cybernetics, media histories, acoustic ecology, geo-politics, sonic art practices and a range of noises, Marie Thompson critiques both the conservative politics of silence and transgressive poetics of noise music, each of which position noise as a negative phenomenon. Beyond Unwanted Sound instead aims to account for a broader spectrum of noise, ranging from the exceptional to the banal; the overwhelming to the inaudible; and the destructive to the generative. What connects these various and variable manifestations of noise is not negativity but affectivity. Building on the Spinozist assertion that to exist is to be affected, Beyond Unwanted Sound asserts that to exist is to be affected by noise.
Table of Contents: Introduction Part I: The Problem of Obedience: Barth on Job 1. Barth's Job as Both Right and Wrong 2. Obedience as Self-Examination: Barth on the Story of the Rich Man Part II: Does Job Fear God for Naught? A Rereading of Job 3. The Prose Narrative: Transforming Piety 4. The Poem 4.1. The Dialogue: Testing Integrity 4.2. The Whirlwind Speeches: Encountering Creation Part III: God, Job and Justice 5. Calling God to Account 6. An Integrity Beyond the Law Part IV: The Disruption and Transformation of the Self 7. The Problem of Obedience Revisited 8. Epilogue: Self, Society and World Bibliography
Embrace the future by ensuring English Learners have a voice in school. English Learners (ELs) are the fastest-growing segment of the K–12 population. Therefore, educators must provide a voice for their needs. This book demystifies the techniques of advocacy for ELs, including: A shared sense of responsibility for EL success–Providing tools that every educator can use to ensure that ELs are effectively served An overview for administrators–Influencing policy and fostering a culture that meets EL needs Advocacy for ELs’ success beyond Grade 12–Equipping ELs for life after graduation, from higher education to career decisions
Who would you run one hundred miles for? Caleb Oberest is an ultramarathon runner, who severed all ties to his family to race brutal 100-mile marathons across mountains. Shane Oberest is a sales rep for a cutting-edge biotechnology firm, creating new cures for the diseases of our time. Shane has spent his life longing to connect with his older brother, but the distance between them was always too vast. Caleb’s running group live by strict rules, but Caleb is breaking one of them. He has fallen in love with a new member and her infant daughter. When Caleb discovers that the baby has a fatal genetic disease, he reaches out to Shane. On the verge of becoming a father himself, Shane devises a plan that could save this baby and bring his lost brother home. But to succeed, both brothers will need to risk everything they have. And so each begins a dangerous race that will push them past their boundaries, and take all of Caleb’s legendry endurance to survive. Derek Sherman’s authentic, compelling story of ultramarathons, biotechnology, and family takes us deep into new worlds and examines how far we will go for the people we love.
Scandinavian rep weave, or ripsmatta in Swedish, is a simple weave structure where the warp almost always covers the weft. Traditionally used as a rug technique but in actuality a very versatile method, it is well-known in weaving circles as immeasurably fun because it is simple and very fast to weave. Classic styles are characterized by bold, geometric patterns that appeal to both the purist and the modernist, and are easily used as a source of inspiration--as in this book--for exciting variations and novel color combinations. Despite its charms, rep weave is notorious for being difficult to treadle and requiring the kind of advanced loom rarely available at home or during short weaving classes. Understandably, these issues have "scared away" amateur weavers in the past. Now, finally, author Laila Lundell--Executive Advisor for the National Handicrafts Council of Sweden and author of the international bestseller The Big Book of Weaving--provides an easy-to-use, highly illustrated manual that makes the rep weave technique accessible to all. With Rep Weaves: 27 Projects Using New and Classic Patterns, you no longer have to fear threading and harness tie-up, nor falling in love with a beautiful pattern you can't possibly weave on the basic loom you already have. Lundell explains a breakthrough method for threading and harness tie-up that is so easy, weavers of any experience level and ability will be capable of completing every project in the book--and others--on an ordinary counterbalance loom (no specialized equipment needed!) Lundell includes both classic patterns and her own variations, using checks, stripes, and bands to create stunning rugs, placemats, table runners, and curtain valances. Themes and colors span the spectrum, certain to tantalize the most discerning weaving enthusiast's palate. All drafts are followed by thorough explanations and step-by-step instructions, as well as photos and illustrations to ensure success for the unpracticed weaver, as well as help those with experience problem-solve. Patterns increase in complexity as you advance through the book, beginning with two and four harness weaves and moving on to six and eight harnesses--so you won't grow bored as you progress. With Lundell's book in hand, your rep weaving future knows no bounds.
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.
Unlock the secrets of a beautiful, ancient, and closely guarded Japanese craft. Kumihimo refers to all kinds of braiding; here, the focus is on Takadai, a term for colorful and elaborate single- and double-layered flat braids made on a high-stand frame, with a plain weave and twill structure. With more than 150 photographs, 70 charts, 25 illustrations, and easy-to-follow instructions, this collection offers an ideal introduction for anyone from weavers to embroiderers. Find out about the equipment, materials, and techniques; create color, weave, rep-weave, chevron, and textured patterns, plus braids with decorative edges; and make many designs to turn into scarves, bracelets, and other adornments. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.
Author: Sandra Brown
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: 2013-06-25
Bestselling author Sandra Brown weaves a tale of murder, passion, and intrigue in the pristine corridors of the White House. Barrie Travis is not famous: she's just a damn good reporter stuck at a low-budget television station. Then, her old friend and now First Lady calls her to investigate the supposed SIDS death of her baby. Stunned by grief after the loss of her infant son, the President's wife hints that her child may have murdered. Blind to everything but finding the truth, Barrie delves into the private lives of the president and his wife and uncovers dark and terrible secrets that will test her ethics, her patriotism, and her courage. With the help of Gray Bondurant, a mysterious former presidential aide, this story could topple the presidency and change the course of history. In this fast-moving political thriller, Barrie must fight powerful forces that want nothing more than to see the scandalous past-and a certain young reporter-dead and buried.
Winner of the 2015 Strega Prize, Italy's preeminent prize for fiction, Ferocity is a cinematic suspense novel that also addresses vital social questions, a combination of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl and Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, filtered through the fierce Mediterranean vision of Elena Ferrante. Southern Italy, the 1980s. On a hot summer's night under a full moon, far from the outlying neighborhoods of a southern Italian metropolis, Clara stumbles naked, dazed, and bloodied down a major highway. When she dies no-one is able to say exactly how or why, but her brother cannot free himself from her memory or from the questions surrounding her death. The more he learns about her life and death, the more he uncovers the moral decay at the core of his family's ascent to social prominence. At once an intimate family saga, a history of an entire region, and a portrait of the moral and political corruption of a whole society, Ferocity is an exhilirating, ambitious, and vivid work of fiction by Italy's foremost literary novelist.
Beautiful works of fabric art are easily achieved using the magical hand weaving techniques presented in this exciting new book?the second in the Tradition in the Making series. Author Sigrid Piroch expertly guides readers through everything they need to know about the art of hand weaving, including the history and heritage of this timeless art, how looms work, what tools and equipment to use, the basics of good technique, how to plan projects, analyzing cloth, reading and drawing patterns, and designing fabric for practical and art purposes. She then guides the weaver step-by-step through more than 10 gorgeous projects, including mug rugs, a scarf, napkins, pillows, towels, and clothing. This book also features insightful and inspiring works of art from several hand weaving textile artists from around the world, as well as invaluable resource listings. Sigrid Piroch has been weaving for more than 20 years and has taught classes and seminars throughout North America. ? All-in-one reference guide for weavers of all skill levels ? Clear, concise, step-by-step instructions and 300 illustrations and color photographs to guide weavers ? More than 10 gorgeous projects, including home d?cor and wearables