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.
Weavers of any level will be enriched as this world-famous weaver combines the study and practice of graphic design with the exploration and execution of weaving techniques. Part I presents design information and the art and science of classical proportions. Part II presents a wide variety of weaver-controlled techniques by which geometric designs can be transformed into textiles of interest and beauty. Part III shows many loom-controlled techniques for the four and multi-harness loom. All chapters include clear photographs, diagrams and weavers' drafts with precise explanations and directions.
Travel beyond the traditional limits of boundweave with this comprehensive guide to weft-faced pattern weaves. Beginning and experienced weavers alike will learn how to plan, predict, and weave colorful, rhythmical patterns, charming folk figures, and geometric designs in fabrics that are decorative and durable. Fifty-three projects range from simple to complex weaves. Directions, patterns, and tips are provided for the plain weave, twill, point twill, rosepath, overshot, taquet, and samitum. It also features Coptic taquete and samitum re-creations and patterns from the Tunic of Tutankhamun. Engaging and informative text accompanies diagrams, illustrated samplers, and drafts with threading, tie-up, treadling, and drawdowns. This is the definitive work on weft-faced pattern weaves and is a must-have reference and resource guide for weavers and crafters alike.
Warp and Weft inspires and instructs with lessons on pattern drafting. From the three most basic techniques of Swedish weaving--tabby, twill, and satin--to more advanced techniques, the book can be used by anyone who weaves. The pages are profusely illustrated, showing nearly 200 examples, including variations on plain weaves, twills, satins, block weaves, color effects, double weaves and lampas, as well as a variety of more unusual structures. The color photos are clear and close-up and accompanied by complete draw-downs and profile drafts adjacent for ease of comparison. The variety of materials, textures, and colors, including a section on damask and drawloom weaving, make this book an inspiration for creativity as well as an encyclopedic resource on the techniques of weaving.
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.
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: 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.