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.
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: Joy Totah Hilden
Publisher: Arabian Pub Limited
Release Date: 2010
Portable and Practical, as well as tough and colourful, Bedouin textiles played until recent times a vital and functional part in the life of the Arab nomads. Bedouin women were expected to master the art of making entire tents as well as a wide range of rugs, saddlebags and other equipment able to withstand the rigours of the desert. They took a fierce pride in their work and produced, on the simplest ground looms, textiles that were at once hard-wearing and of vibrant aesthetic appeal. The true craftspeople of the desert, Bedouin women wove to provide the very fabric of day-to-day living. In doing so they adorned their lifestyle with shape and colour, and contributed an essential element to the image of the desert tribes. Joy Hilden describes the weaving techniques of the Bedouin in the context of their transitional mode of life, as they adapt from their centuries-old nomadic existence to being both semi- and fully settled. She gathered her information on dyeing, spinning and weaving while living and travelling in Saudi Arabia between 1982 and 1994, extending her scope with trips to other parts of the Arabian Peninsula and adjacent Arab countries. She describes visits to Bedouin families, desert markets and urban centres where Bedouin gathered. Her work comes at a time when many tribal peoples are losing their cultural traditions and, with them, their crafts and the material of everyday life in the desert. This is the most exhaustive study to date of the weaving methods practised by the Bedouin of Saudi Arabia. Profusely illustrated, and giving thorough instruction in techniques, Bedouin Weaving is an essential companion for collectors and connoisseurs of flat-weave textiles, the category into which Bedouin weavings fall. It is aimed both at general readers and at weavers, craftspeople in general, students, ethnographers, and museum and textile authorities.
Author: Sarah Swett
Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang
Release Date: 2005-10-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Presents step-by-step instructions for weaving with paper, using a cardboard loom, setting up a pipe loom, and completing simple weaving projects such as scarves, blankets, coasters, bags, and small rugs.
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
Easy-to-follow color-coded charts and simple instructions for creating unusual Native American designs depicting buffalo, kachinas, eagles, feathers, and more. For use in appliqué work, embroidery, stained glass projects, and other crafts.
Rose’s grandmother wants to teach Rose how to weave, but Rose is enjoying the beautiful day outside far too much to come in and learn. It is not until Grandma shows Rose how she has woven the elements of nature into her rug, that Rose wants to create a rug of her own. But now Grandma has spied a rainbow. Hand in hand, she and Rose head outside, and the next day, that rainbow reappears in Rosie's own rug. Just as the grandmother teaches Rose to weave the beauty of nature into her rugs, so the author weaves into this story the themes of creativity, the interplay of art and life, and the important gifts that are handed down through generations of women.
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, lace, and doubleweave. 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!