Author: Susan Wilson
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Limited
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Crackle is a surprisingly versatile weave structure with exciting design potential. This book offers a comprehensive explanation of drafting the crackle weave structure and weaving classic crackle. Tools and tips for independent designing add extra depth to your study of crackle. Explore crackle's flexibility with a myriad of treadling variations, including an in-depth discussion of polychrome techniques. Learn about the expanded possibilities and unique challenges presented by crackle on more than four shafts. Over 200 images illustrate the methods described. Meticulously presented by a noted weaving teacher, this is the first book for American hand-weavers devoted exclusively to crackle in 50 years. Weavers will find this comprehensive guide to crackle weave a valuable addition to their libraries and a source of great inspiration.
Author: Lucy M. Brusic
Publisher: Kirk House Pub
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
A Crackle Weave Companion is a new comprehensive guide to the Crackle weave and its literature. Lucy Brusic brings together in one volume more than 100 four-shaft Crackle patterns previously published in the books of Marguerite Davison, Mary Snyder, and Mary Atwater. Using an easy-to-follow letter transcription system, A Crackle Weave Companion updates the older patterns and shows how they can be adapted to wider or narrower warps. Crackle weave is a system of small twill blocks. Traditional Crackle creates a sturdy fabric with short floats. However, many untraditional design ideas and color mixing experiments are also possible with this weave structure. Anyone who can read a four-shaft draft and thread a loom can use this book. This book is designed to help the person who does not know much about Crackle become more proficient in the weave, but it is also designed to be an inspiration to all weavers, Crackle and otherwise, who want to understand how this structure works.
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.
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.
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!
Author: Susan Wilson
Release Date: 2015-03-24
A grief-stricken Boston K-9 unit policeman turned animal-control officer struggles to rescue a traumatized dog gone feral at the same time he is challenged to prove that his delinquent older brother has returned to the drug business. By the New York Times best-selling author of One Good Dog.
Weave all kinds of classic projects from towels, place mats, and throws to rugs, pillows, and curtains and give them a fresh new look! Practice weaving techniques like plain weave and twill; canvas and spot weave; monk's belt and honeycomb; or play with color and texture using rosepath, waffle weave, color effects, Ms and Os, halvdrall, and true drall. Combine techniques, bring together your favorite patterns, and use any color you like to explore the endless possibilities offered by simple weaves. "
When the brig Amaryllis was swallowed in a hurricane, the captain and all the crew were swallowed, too. For thirty years the captain's widow, Geneva Reade, has waited, certain that her husband will send her a message from the bottom of the sea. But someone else is waiting, too, and watching her, a man called Seward. Into this haunted situation comes Jenny, the widow's granddaughter. The three of them, Gran, Jenny, and Seward, are drawn into a kind of deadly game with one another and with the sea, a game that only the sea knows how to win. The Eyes of the Amaryllis is a 1977 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year.
HAND BOOKS OF THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY. VOL I. Dictionary of Weaves: A COLLECTION OF ALL WEAVES FROM FOUR TO NINE HARNESS. PREFACE: The purpose of these Hand Books is to bring the Various Branches of the Textile Industry conveniently arranged before the reader so that he may consult whatever subject of the Industry he is more particularly interested in. The present Volume of this Series of Hand Books, the Dictionary of Weaves, Part 1, covers a collection of all the Weaves for Four, Five. Six. Seven, Eight and Nine Harness. In designing these weaves, stress has been laid on selecting such weaves as will be of practical value. The various repeats of this collection of weaves have been kept separate as much as possible the repeat of the warp-threads. Many of the earliest books on weaving, textiles and needlework, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality,
Author: Shirley E. Held
Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co
Release Date: 1998-05
Part I: A RICH AND TEXTURED PAST. 1. Fiber Art: The First Few Thousand Years. 2. Fiber Art: From the Classical Period to the Industrial Revolution. 3. Fiber Art: The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Part II: ORIGINS, METHODS, AND MATERIALS. 4. Origins of Hand-Manipulated Fiber Structures. 5. Techniques of Hand-Manipulated Fiber Structures. 6. Looms and Accessory Equipment. 7. Simple Loom. 8. Materials for Weaving. 9. Preparation for Weaving. 10. Drafting. 11. Basic Weave Systems. 12. Compound and Multishaft Weave Structures. 13. Tapestry Weaving. 14. Rug Weaving. 15. Finishing Processes. Part III: A CLOSER LOOK AT WARP AND WEFT. 16. The Spinning Process. 17. Yarn Dyeing. 18. Yarn Patterning. Part IV: THE WORLD OF FIBERS. 19. The Theory of Fiber Art Design. 20. The Practice of Fiber Art Design. 21. The Fiber Artist of Today.