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See below for a selection of the latest books from Spinning & weaving category. Presented with a red border are the Spinning & weaving books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Spinning & weaving books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
Join expert weaver and teacher Tom Knisely in his exploration of Huck Lace! Lace Weaves are best described as loom controlled warp and weft floats on a Plain Weave ground fabric. The term Color and Weave Effects refers to a careful arrangement of light and dark colored threads in the warp and weft that weave into beautiful patterns. Log Cabin is probably the best known color and weave pattern. Combining Huck with Color and Weave orders opened the door to astonishing pattern possibilities. He then came up with four color arrangements: Light and Dark, Complimentary Colors, Monochromatic, and Triadic colors. With 144 patterns and four color themes for each pattern, that's 576 patterns. Each pattern includes the full draft and a woven sample for reference. Tom also includes full details for five projects that are perfect for weaving Huck: dish towels, mug rugs, baby blanket, and two scarves. Huck Lace Weaving Patterns with Color and Weave Effects is an essential resource that you will turn to for inspiration and guidance again and again.
Create ten animal designs using these fun and accessible string art techniques! String art can be created by artists of all ages and abilities with a minimum of fuss and materials. With the 100 nails, three colors of string, and foam board included in this kit, you'll be able to make an attractive fox design to hang on your wall by following the step-by-step instructions. The project book also shows how to make nine other animal designs using string art, including a cat, dog, penguin, llama, and more. Tips on how to create your own designs and wind various colors of string will inspire you to continue your exploration of this accessible art form.
Think outside the square! Although pin looms do make squares, there is so much more you can do with the cloth you weave on your pin loom, starting with the adorable creatures in this book. Margaret Stump has once again outdone herself with this creative collection of thirty how did she do that animals made just from pin loom weaving. Would you ever guess that you could make a giraffe, hedgehog, elephant, hippo, sea turtle, and so many more animals from these little woven squares? And it's so easy, too! Step-by-step, illustrated instructions for every piece in the book ensure your success. Once you've made the animals, give them someplace to play! Instructions for four playscapes are also included: an animal hospital with helicopter, emergency vehicle, and doctor; a baby and toddler play blanket with baby-safe animals; a medieval fort with lady, knight, and unicorn; and Noah's ark with ark carrier, play mat, Noah and his wife, and of course two of each animal aboard. All you need to get started are a 2 x 2 and 4 x 4 loom and some yarn. Detailed instructions of all aspects of weaving and joining are included to help you get started, even if you have never woven on a pin loom before. Learn what tools you need and the best yarn to use. Then follow the step-by-step instructions to make each animal or play item you choose. Mix and combine your favourite creatures to come up with your own play scenarios.
This book offers a whistle-stop guide to the history of spinning and weaving. The story begins in prehistory when people first wove yarns to create clothing and blankets. The book explores the ways in which spinning and weaving has continued to be important throughout human history (or should that be herstory), in artistic, economic and functional terms. The second part of the book brings us up to date, via interviews with modern day spinning and weaving artisans. These textiles artists generously allowed the author a window into their studios and discussed the way they use and adapt traditional methods, techniques and tools for the twenty first century. Photos of their work, and their working environment offers a unique view into the world of this ancient craft. Finally, if you are inspired to try your hand at this fascinating and most ancient of crafts, the book also has a resources section. It includes a valuable list of suppliers of fibre, dyes, tools and yarn, as well as information about training courses, useful websites and more - everything you need to get started.
Loom-controlled doubleweave is explored in depth in this handbook of out-of-print articles from textile innovators Weaver's and Prairie Wool Companion . Detailed instructions and gorgeous photographs illustrate how to design and weave 30 different projects including placemats, coverlets, jackets, bags, wall hangings, and throws using four- to sixteen-shaft looms. Instructions on the various ways to produce multiple layers with a loom--block-double weaves, stitched double cloths, and double-layered color effects--are provided alongside basic and intermediate-level drafting illustrations.
Unplug yourselfaand any children in your lifeaand enjoy the art of weaving at the small-scale level with the fun, accessible potholder loom. Familiar to many from their childhood, simple square potholder looms hold stretchy fabric loops that are woven to create practical gifts or handy trivets for your own kitchen. There are a world of designs that you can create with your color and pattern choices, and most potholders take less than an hour from loom to done. Enjoy choosing from 140 patterns that can be woven on any standard potholder loom or on the PRO loom, resulting in colorful, practical works of artaand a joyful escape into creativity! Along with the exciting patterns for two-color to eight-color squares, be inspired by ideas for enjoying potholder weaving as a group activity, or as a fundraiser for schools, clubs, and other organizations.
Modern makers who have learned the basics of weaving can rejoice with this next-steps guide from Lindsey Campbell, the weaver behind the popular blog and brand Hello Hydrangea. Her trademark style, which powers the popularity of her first book, Welcome to Weaving, helps you take your creativity and your enthusiasm to the next level of style. Learn ways to expand your weaving with 11 intermediate to advanced level techniques like draping, deflected double weave, waffle weave, vertical soumak, and more. With 400 detailed photographs, Campbell offers just the right blend of learning, encouragement, and great weaving results. An easy tutorial helps you make your own loom that can be used to complete each project. Weave 13 projects meant to inspire ongoing creativity, including tapestries featuring more advanced methods as well as creations like woven pillows, a vest, and a swoon-worthy rug.
This easy, accessible, and fun approach to basketmaking offers instructions for 18 beautiful and useful baskets. Beginning with simple basket designs and progressing to more-advanced techniques, you build new skills with each project. Follow along from one to the next, or jump ahead to the more advanced baskets to expand your intermediate skills. The practical projects include a market basket, square-to-round storage basket, spiral twill basket, catch-all bathroom basket, cat-head bowl, and many others. Instructions for adding embellishments, color, and shaping are included to help new basketmakers turn a project into a personal treasure. A chart for designing your own market baskets in six different sizes is invaluable, and photos of work by today's top basketmakers serve as inspiration. This book is the ideal guide for anyone interested in learning to make handbuilt baskets.