Weaving
Weave This: Over 30 Fun Projects for the Modern Weaver
Weave This
Over 30 Fun Projects for the Modern Weaver
Paperback      ISBN: 1784881473
Weave This is a stylish introduction to weaving. Using a range of creative colorways from vibrant neons to Navajo-inspired prints, Francesca Kletz and Brooke Dennis will teach a whole host of loom weaving techniques. Chapters include how to warp (prepare your loom), create tassels, macram , bubbling, basket weave, and more. The book focuses on handheld tapestry looms, which can be made out of anything from an old wooden frame, to sticks, to cardboard - so simple to make yourself. Projects are more contemporary than your average craft book - you'll learn how to make eclectic tapestry wall hangings, lampshades, bags, baskets, frames, rugs, charms, accessories - there's loads you can do Decorate your home with a Mondrian-inspired wall hanging or channel the 80s with a Space Invaders design.

All the designs can be customized so once you've learned the basics, there's an unbelievable range of weaving creations waiting to be discovered.
The Art of Native American Basketry: A Living Legacy
The Art of Native American Basketry
A Living Legacy
Hardcover      ISBN: 0313267162

In recent years, Native American basketry has aroused the interest and admiration of individuals, from the scholar to the collector. It is a complex subject and offers an opportunity to study through time the various changes which transpired in its function, form and manufacture. Native American Basketry: A Living Legacy, by Frank W. Porter III, is the first major study of the subject since 1904, and presents a collection of essays written by those intimately familiar with the basket makers and basketry of North America.

Illustrated with approximately 80 black-and-white photographs--many of which are historical records of basket makers and their baskets--Native American Basketry uses archaeological, ethnographic, historical and contemporary information in discussing the changes in native basketry from prehistoric times to the present. In spite of the wide range of habitats, as well as the social and cultural diversity of the basket-making tribes, it is surprising to discover the similar ways the basket makers adapted basketry after prolonged contact with nonIndian peoples. The book is especially well-suited not only for the scholar of American Indian art history, but cultural history as well.

The Art of Paper Weaving: 46 Colorful, Dimensional Projects--Includes Full-Size Templates Inside & Online Plus Practice Paper for One Project
The Art of Paper Weaving
46 Colorful, Dimensional Projects--Includes Full-Size Templates Inside & Online Plus Practice Paper for One Project
Paperback      ISBN: 1631590391

Perfect for Paper Lovers: A Traditional Technique with a Modern Twist

Originating in Germany and refined in nineteenth-century Denmark and Norway, the charming, time-honored craft of paper weaving has been transformed by virtuoso paper crafters Anna and Lene Schepper into a modern art form with an amazing array of creative possibilities.

In The Art of Paper Weaving, Anna and Lene, creators of the blog PaperMatrix.dk, show how to get started with essential tools and techniques, then present instructions for 46 beautiful, colorful two- and three-dimensional projects from cones to stars to spheres, boxes, and beyond, in six gorgeous, inspiring themes: Love and Friendship, Celebrations, Magic Circus, Tivoli Gardens, Exotic Palace, and Advanced Designs.

In addition to full-size templates for each project, which are also available for download online, you'll find practice paper to make a rocket ship

The Art of Paper Weaving gives paper crafters of all skill levels the techniques they need to master the craft, incredible projects, and the inspiration they need to create something truly unique.

The Art of Weaving
The Art of Weaving
Paperback      ISBN: 0764348566

With comprehensive text, diagrams, drafts, and examples of fine woven fabrics, this book about the art and craft of weaving offers complete coverage of the materials and equipment, the techniques and the creative possibilities of the medium. Now in its fourth edition, this indispensable handbook is a must-have resource for weavers of all skill levels. This timeless classic now features examples of contemporary work and discusses the use of digital tools for hand-weaving. Chapters include the fundamentals of weaving, as well as looms and other equipment, yarns, how to design a warp and warp the loom, drafting, the basic weaves, pattern weaves, and how to apply this knowledge to discover the many faces of weaving. Weave structures covered include tapestry techniques, knotted, pile, flat-woven rugs, and two- and three-dimensional wall hangings.

Award-Winning Basket Designs: Techniques and Patterns for All Levels
Award-Winning Basket Designs
Techniques and Patterns for All Levels
Paperback      ISBN: 0764349716

Explore the art of basketry in this idea-filled book for weavers at all levels. Over 300 how-to photographs, guidance on using a fascinating selection of woven styles, and 15 original new patterns combine to offer much more than traditional, historical weaving. Learn the basics, materials, dyes, tools, and techniques; then practice, using all or parts of the book to create your own award-winning designs. Traditional baskets are updated with new techniques, while contemporary patterns employ flat, flat oval, and round reed in plaids, twills, spiral, braids, arrows, diamonds, twining, waling, handle wraps, rim borders, and more. A gallery section features the inspiring artwork of experts who are bringing unique ideas to twenty-first-century woven art. This book will serve as a practical guide and an essential reference for every basket weaver.

Baleen Basketry of the North Alaskan Eskimo
Baleen Basketry of the North Alaskan Eskimo
Paperback      ISBN: 0295976853

Baskets made of baleen, the fibrous substance found in the mouths of plankton-eating whales--a malleable and durable material that once had commercial uses equivalent to those of plastics today--were first created by Alaska Natives in the early years of the twentieth century. Because they were made for the tourist trade, they were initially disdained by scholars and collectors, but today they have joined other art forms as a highly prized symbol of native identity. Baskets of exquisite workmanship, often topped with fanciful ivory carvings, have been created for almost a century, contributing significantly to the livelihood of their makers in the Arctic villages of Barrow, Point Hope, Wainwright, and Point Lay, Alaska.

Baleen Basketry of the North Alaskan Eskimo, originally published in 1983, was the first book on this unusual basket form. In this completely redesigned edition, it remains the most informative work on baleen baskets, covering their history, characteristics, and construction, as well as profiling their makers. Illustrations of the basketmakers at work and line drawings showing the methods of construction are a charming addition to this book, which belongs in the library of all those with an interest in the art of basketry and in Alaskan Native arts in general.

Baleen Basketry of the North Alaskan Eskimo
Baleen Basketry of the North Alaskan Eskimo
Hardcover      ISBN: 0295998733

Baskets made of baleen, the fibrous substance found in the mouths of plankton-eating whales--a malleable and durable material that once had commercial uses equivalent to those of plastics today--were first created by Alaska Natives in the early years of the twentieth century. Because they were made for the tourist trade, they were initially disdained by scholars and collectors, but today they have joined other art forms as a highly prized symbol of native identity. Baskets of exquisite workmanship, often topped with fanciful ivory carvings, have been created for almost a century, contributing significantly to the livelihood of their makers in the Arctic villages of Barrow, Point Hope, Wainwright, and Point Lay, Alaska.

Baleen Basketry of the North Alaskan Eskimo, originally published in 1983, was the first book on this unusual basket form. In this completely redesigned edition, it remains the most informative work on baleen baskets, covering their history, characteristics, and construction, as well as profiling their makers. Illustrations of the basketmakers at work and line drawings showing the methods of construction are a charming addition to this book, which belongs in the library of all those with an interest in the art of basketry and in Alaskan Native arts in general.

The Best of Weaver's Summer and Winter Plus
The Best of Weaver's Summer and Winter Plus
Paperback      ISBN: 1933064218

Featuring more than 40 projects and instructions for designing and drafting designs, this guide presents weavers with detailed directions for summer, winter, diamond, taquete, samitum and polychrome weaves."

The Book of Looms: A History of the Handloom from Ancient Times to the Present
The Book of Looms
A History of the Handloom from Ancient Times to the Present
Paperback      ISBN: 0874516498

The handloom--often no more than a bundle of sticks and a few lengths of cordage--has been known to almost all cultures for thousands of years. Eric Broduy places the wide variety of handlooms in historical context. What influenced their development? How did they travel from one geographic area to another? Were they invented independently by different cultures? How have modern cultures improved on ancient weaving skills and methods? Broudy shows how virtually every culture, no matter how primitive, has woven on handlooms. He highlights the incredible technical achievement of primitive cultures that created magnificent textiles with the crudest of tools and demonstrates that modern technology has done nothing to surpass their skill or inventiveness.

Card Weaving
Card Weaving
Paperback      ISBN: 0934026610

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.