Iridescent fabric shimmers and glows, changing colors depending on how the light hits it. Different colors appear in the folds and pleats, adding surprising layers of color to fabric. To the uninformed it appears magical and difficult, but the truth is that weaving iridescent fabric is accessible to any handweaver who knows the tricks. Bobbie Irwin has been teaching the techniques for weaving iridescence in person and through articles for more than ten years. In this book, she delivers her most comprehensive course yet, covering the details from how to evaluate and choose yarn to achieve your desired effect to the ways weave structure affects iridescence to the best uses for your iridescent fabric. Hands-on project instructions will have you exploring what you've learned right away. If you have been looking to add some shimmer to your weaving, this is the only book you will ever need!
Bobbie Irwin has been teaching techniques for weaving iridescence for more than ten years. In this book, she delivers her most comprehensive course yet, from how to choose yarn to the ways weave structure affects iridescence to the best uses for your iridescent fabric. Seven hands-on projects have you exploring what you've learned right away.
An inspirational and exciting book that explains the processes and potential of weaving high-twist yarns into fabrics that are transformed by washing Weaving with high-twist yarns and contrasting materials can create fabrics with lively textures and elastic properties. Although these fabrics are flat on the loom, they are transformed by washing: water releases the energy of the different yarns and the fabrics "organize themselves" into crinkled or pleated textures. This fascinating book explains the processes and potential of this approach. With inspirational pieces, practical know-how, and advice about building on experience, it gives a broad introduction to designing with high-twist yarns. Techniques range from plain weave to more complex structures, so the book offers ideas for both beginners and experiences weavers. Yarn twists and weaves can also be varied across the fabric, so that rectangular pieces completely change their shape when washed. "Loom-to-body" clothing needing minimal cutting and sewing can emerge from a simple change of yarn or structure. These textiles can truly shape themselves.
Author: Anne Field
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Hand weaving
Collapse weave can be created by contrasting yarn factors, or combining weave structures that react with each other to create ridges and hollows. The book is fully illustrated with examples of the kinds of cloth produced, and clear, easy-to-follow diagrams.
This survey of textile fundamentals and methods, written by the foremost textile artist of the 20th century, covers hand weaving and the loom, fundamental construction and draft notation, modified and composite weaves, early techniques of thread interlacing, interrelation of fiber and construction, tactile sensibility, and design. 9 color illustrations. 112 black-and-white plates.
Step-by-step instructions for 25 projects you’ll be amazed were made from pin loom weavings! Pin looms are hot! These palm-sized weaving looms go anywhere and make just about anything you can imagine, from fashionable wrist cuffs to full-sized blankets. Just drop a pin loom in your project bag with a ball of yarn and you are on your way to fast, fun weaving. Margaret Stump, author of the original Pin Loom Weaving, has outdone herself with the 25 designs in this new book. There are elegant wraps, a fun fox bag, an American flag blanket, pillows, pins, stylish scarves, and more--all in a modern style that says "hand crafted with pride." With beginning weavers in mind, Margaret first walks you through how to weave on a 2" and 4" loom. Once you know how to make a basic square and connect your pieces, you are well on your way to making any of the projects in this book. The book divides projects into those that use a 2", 4", adjustable fine-gauge, and even a pot holder loom, and those that combine pieces from different looms, so it is easy to find a project and get started. Pin looms are readily available in a variety of sizes and materials. Choose a favorite pattern and a suitable pin loom, and start weaving anywhere and everywhere today! • All the basics of pin loom weaving and more than 30 beginning and medium level projects you can make on the go • Simple weaving techniques for portable looms • Instructions for making your own simple 2" loom • Projects for standard 2" and 4" looms, as well as weaving on potholder looms and knitting looms
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.
Author: Linda Tilson Davis
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-01-11
In the mid-1900's, Dr. William Bateman, a Ph.D. in chemistry, spent his retirement years experimenting with weaving. He was not content with exploring only traditional, known weave structures. He developed several new ones that have become known as "Bateman Weaves." They include such names as Park, Boulevard, and Extended Divided Twills, among others. Texts and other information on these weaves are relatively scarce. Bateman Weaves, The Missing Monograph, is an introduction and summary of these remarkable weaves. The monograph covers both Dr. Bateman's approaches and those of the author to appeal to a more contemporary audience. Whether used as a guide or as a stand-alone text, The Missing Monograph fills a void in the weaver's library that includes: - A summary of unique weaves created by Dr. Bateman: Park, Boulevard, Chevron, Blends, Extended Divided Twills, Extended Manifold Twills and Multiple Tabby, all in one monograph. - Basic blocks for all weaves - Over 150 full-color images - Ideas for going beyond the basics - Extensive bibliography
Handmade beauty products are the ultimate skin-care luxury for yourself or for those lucky enough to receive them as gifts! By making your own soaps and lotions, you know exactly what is in them and can control elements such as scent, texture, and bottle design for concoctions that are uniquely customized just for you! Recipes and instructions for 39 different soaps, facial cleansers, body lotions, masks, and other beauty products An extensive reference section of ingredients gives you the knowledge you need to expand on and personalize these recipes Learn to make affordable spa-quality beauty products at home
This full-color look at the patterns that Dr. William Bateman developed and studied over 50 years ago will help intermediate to advanced-level weavers think more innovatively about their craft. With hundreds of color draft diagrams and photos of Bateman's sample weaves, artists can experiment with his innovations on their own looms. Bateman, a chemistry professor turned weaver, analyzed traditional patterns and extended them in completely new directions. The samples included are Dr. Bateman's originals, and detail the yarns and setts he outlined in his documentation. The drafts are organized into weave groups, ranging from those with their origins in traditional structures like twill or overshot, to the one-of-a-kind new weaves Bateman invented. After she completed her monographs on the Bateman weaves, Virginia Harvey donated his nearly 1,500 samples to the Seattle Weavers' Guild. His original weaves, and the ways he manipulated more traditional weaves, form a fascinating resource for today's weavers.
Twined rag rugs are currently undergoing a world-wide revival due to the thousands of people who are rediscovering the traditional handwork of their ancestors. Crafters of all ages and skill levels can enjoy this inexpensive, simple techniques; young children learn it easily and the elderly benefit from increased manual dexterity as well as the rhythmic relaxation of the twining. And the result is an incredibly durable heirloom that can be passed through generations. This book introduces numerous pattern and equipment options with step-by-step diagrams and photographs for nine samplers. Also included are complete instructions for building basic equipment, ten rug projects, and tips for designing heirloom rugs.