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 classic book contains an unusual collection of hand weaving drawings by one John Landes, who appears to have been a professional weaver of the Revolutionary period. This remarkable old pattern book would be an excellent addition to anyone's bookshelf with an interest in the subject.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
For weavers, knitters, sewers, quilters, embroiderers, crocheters, or anyone who is interested in the textile arts, this compendium offers an extensive range of fabric finishes. From basic to esoteric, simple and elegant to highly decorative, these finishes can be applied to any fabric--woven, knitted, crocheted, handmade, or purchased. Each technique is clearly presented with text, illustrations, and photographs of examples.
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.
Author: Madelyn Van der Hoogt
Publisher: Xrx Incorporated
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
The best twill articles from thirteen years of Weaver's Magazine issues are featured in this compendium that also includes more than thirty projects featuring simple twills, twill, blocks, and directions for weaving scarves and table linens. Original.
Compiling a rich selection of weaving projects from Vävmagasinet, a Scandinavian weaving magazine, this collection of 45 different furnishing textiles is perfect for a vast array of home needs. Each weaving project is guided by an expert designer, whose experience and imagination instill new excitement into the development of products such as colorful blankets, fanciful table runners, classic curtains, and embroidered hand towels. Filled with clear diagrams, detailed descriptions, finishing techniques, and rich illustrations, this essential guide also includes an index with the projects divided into categories according to the number of loom shafts and treadles.