Micro macram is the technique of making tiny knots with cords that are much thinner than those used in the traditional macram art of the '60s and '70s. With 15 projects, this book turns any novice jewelry maker into a master of this emerging technique. Many of the projects are bracelets, which are popular and quick to work up, but this illustrated guide also includes a variety of necklaces and other beautiful projects. With a focus on techniques, this book also teaches jewelry makers how to incorporate beads and crystals into their macram jewelry to make each piece their own, taking macram from a craft to an art.
The world's bestselling book on knots. A classic resource. Illustrated, easy to use, and definitive.
A full-color guide to mastering seventy useful knots for generations of sailors, fisherman, campers, climbers, homeowners, and all lovers of the outdoors.
The Morrow Guide to Knots includes clear, illustrated step-by-step instructions that teach you how to tie dozens of knots, from the swivel hitch and grapevine knot to the knotted sheepshank, the Spanish bowline, and the stopper knot. Each photo captures the way you see the knot as you make it. And when two or more ropes are involved, they are color coded to help you clearly tell them apart.
Filled with more than 600 photographs, this convenient, compact guide also includes a section on decorative knots, a cross-reference list of the many applications of knots, and a detailed glossary.
Learn to make beautiful punch needle hooked rugs with veteran instructor Amy Oxford. A complete "how to" photo essay walks you through every stage of rug making. Never dry, Oxford entertains as she teaches. A question and answer section, fascinating interviews with professional punch needle rug hookers, a look into the origins of the punch needle technique, and exciting photographs of work from some of the field's most innovative and inspired craftspeople make this book a must for any textile lover. A gallery of more than 140 rugs, pillows, chair pads, and stair runners shown in full color will inspire your original designs.
In this stunning new book, young crafter Elspeth Jackson reinvents the old (and somewhat forgotten) technique of rag rugging to create contemporary and sustainable homeware items from leftover fabrics.In this stunning new book, young crafter Elspeth Jackson reinvents the old (and somewhat forgotten) technique of rag rugging to create contemporary and sustainable homeware items from leftover fabrics. You'll be amazed at how simple and enjoyable it is to upcycle old and well-loved garments into beautiful rugs, pillows, artworks, bags, and other gifts, using just a few basic tools and some simple techniques. The book is arranged into three chapters: Home includes a selection of projects for fun and easy rugs in a range of colors and styles, as well as a shaggy pillow, draft excluder, wall hanging, and chalkboard frame. Gifts has wonderful ideas for unique items that you can make for friends and family, from a clutch bag to flower hair clips and even a brooch. Finally, Seasonal will inspire you to turn your strips of fabric into decorations and gifts to use at certain times of the year, from a rag-rugged heart for Valentine's Day, to an unusual spring wreath, and some gorgeous Christmas baubles. With lavish color photographs and clear, step-by-step instructions and artworks, crafters of all ages will enjoy making these projects. A comprehensive section at the start of the book covers everything you need to know about which fabrics to choose, what tools you will need, and what the essential techniques are, allowing you to discover how to update this traditional craft with endless possibilities of color and fabric combinations.
With over two decades of experience as a rug-hooker, studio-owner, and teacher, celebrated fabric artist Deanne Fitzpatrick introduces readers to the possibilities of modern rug-hooking design.Rug-hookers of all levels will find Fitzpatrick's instructional narratives and step-by-step methods for creating everything from themed rugs to pillows to ornaments an accessible and inspirational introduction to the craft. Tips and techniques such as how to choose and dye your own materials, achieving texture and shape, transferring patterns, outlining and blending, finding inspiration, and cultivating your creative process to develop an authentic style are interspersed with passages on the author's artistic process.Features over 100 colour photographs of Fitzpatrick's own projects and techniques, providing readers with reference points for turning their own experiences into gorgeous rug-hooked art.
This book is regarded as the most authoritative work on tribal rugs. It paints a fascinating picture not only showing superb examples of tribal rugs, but also the way in which they are woven and the life of the tribes themselves.
Preview all 32 finished rugs in our exclusive Look Book Every weaver weaves a rag rug--or two, or three. In this long-awaited book, well-known weaver and teacher Tom Knisely shares his knowledge and expertise in this collection of favorite rag rug patterns.- The first comprehensive book on weaving rag rugs in a generation- Color planning and design advice for rag rugs- Step-by-step instructions on warping and weaving for your rag rug- More than 30 rag rug projects, from simple to advanced