Hand Weaving

Hand Weaving

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Book - 2014
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Covering all the essential techniques, from preparing the loom, basic weaving on a frame and starting and finishing off, to advanced methods and design suggestions such as adding texture and found objects, Practical Weaving is the perfect guide for all beginner weavers working on a frame loom.

McMillan Palgrave

Covering all the essential techniques, from preparing the loom, basic weaving on a frame and starting and finishing off, to advanced methods and design suggestions such as adding texture and found objects, Practical Weaving is the perfect guide for all beginner weavers working on a frame loom.


Practical Weaving Techniques is a practical and inspirational book, perfect for beginners who want to acquire the techniques of this traditional and ancient craft.

Step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to weave on a frame loom, change colours, master curves and try out interlocking (to create intricate patterns such as tartans). There is then advice on how to take it further: weave pictures, design compositions, incorporate found objects, and construct simple looms.

Another in our popular 'Practical' series, this book is written by an experienced weaving teacher and contains everything you need to know to weave beautiful objects, from wall tapestries to 'weavelets', and rugs, to purses and bags.



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The text offers basic hand weaving instruction and techniques for the beginning weaver. The text begins with a brief history of weaving, touching on weaving culture from ancient Greece to modern day Peru. It then defines and explains the difference between cloth weaving and tapestry weaving. The bulk of the text is devoted to step-by-step instruction showing how to weave on a frame loom. There is a chapter discussing design elements, and a chapter devoted to yarn selection and preparation. The text concludes by offering thoughts and ideas as to how weaving can become a touchstone for community at large. There is a list of books for further reading, a glossary of weaving terms, and a list of suppliers. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury,, [2014]
Description: 110 pages : color illustration ; 25 cm
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781408128992
Branch Call Number: 746.14 Ros

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