100 Pin Loom Squares
Paperback ISBN: 1250059097
Now, weaving is as portable as knitting! Use up your stash and complete your projects in half the time. Make handbags, baby blankets, scarves or just some simple coasters to start out. Easy and fun to make, pin loom squares can be woven in minutes and require only small amounts of yarn. You can even weave them while on the move! Choose from a variety of looms available—one favorite is the Zoom Loom. An updated version of a classic pin loom, the Zoom Loom is thoughtfully designed with some smart details that make weaving a breeze, but there are others available or you can easily make your own by knocking some nails into a piece of wood. One of the first instructional full-color books showing actual weaving patterns and color combinations, here is a sourcebook of over 100 colorful patterns for making different styles of squares. A techniques section covers the basics of weaving on the bias or straight and the various effects achieved by using different yarns. The additional fifteen projects for scarves, jewelry, pillows, and more then show you how to use them. All the yarn used in the book is easily available so you can replicate the colors and styles. Once you get started you will think of all kinds of ideas for using these adorable little squares!
Adventures in Yarn Farming
Four Seasons on a New England Fiber Farm
Hardcover ISBN: 1590308239
A knitting book focusing on the sheep-to-shawl process by a well-known knitter, shepherd, and artisanal yarn producer. Gain an insider's view on fiber farming and yarn craft, from sheep to skein, all told through the eyes of shepherd and textile artisan Barbara Parry. Follow her flock over the course of a year and discover all the facets of life with sheep: from shearing day and lambing season, to preparing fiber for yarn. Along the way you'll find projects for the fiber obsessed by top knitwear designers; essays on country life, including planting an heirloom kitchen garden, harvesting winter greens for a holiday wreath, and making bluebird nest boxes; and over 100 stunning photographs. With the growing locavore movement, the rising trend in sustainable farming, and the ever-increasing interest in crafting, this book is perfect for those who yearn for a closer connection to a rural lifestyle and who enjoy making things by hand. City and suburb dwellers sometimes dream about what it would be like to live on a country farm and raise animals. Adventures in Yarn Farming invites readers to participate vicariously in the daily life of a working sheep farm without ever having to muck out a barn, be chased by a recalcitrant ram, or lift a hay bale. Told through the eyes of veteran shepherd and textile artisan, Barbara Parry's stories follow her flock over the course of a year, showing all the facets of life connected to sheep and making yarn. Readers get a front-row seat to the sheep show--tending sheep on winter mornings, shearing day, the round-the-clock chaos of lambing season, preparing fiber for yarn--and a visit to Barbara's dye studio, where she colorfully transforms skeins for hand-knit creations. With the growing locavore movement, the rising eco-friendly trend in sustainable farming, and the ever-increasing interest in crafting, this book is relevant on many fronts. It will draw readers who yearn for a closer connection with a rural lifestyle and who enjoy making things by hand. Through 16 projects, sidebars, and side excursions, readers get a slice of life on a New England farm.
American Coverlets and Their Weavers
Coverlets from the Collection of Foster and Muriel McCarl
Hardcover ISBN: 0821414445
Published in conjunction with the May 2002 exhibition at the Folk Art Museum in Williamsburg, this volume provides a guide to an outstanding collection of American coverlets. Anderson (lecturer, scholar, and author of books on textiles) discusses 700 weavers and gives details about their lives and professional careers. She also discusses 50-plus coverlets, each of which is illustrated in color; these works represent the transition from commercial handloom weaving (which took place between 1830 and 1855) to the mechanized factory production prevalent by the end of the Civil War. Oversize: 9.25x11.5. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Art of the Loom
Weaving, Spinning, and Dyeing Across the World
Paperback ISBN: 0295981393
This is a reprint of a text previously published in 1989 (the British Museum Press), emphasizing traditional methods of weaving, spinning and dyeing. The introduction explains basic principles of these techniques. Each of the eight chapters following the introduction focuses on a specific region of the world and its textile form: Navaho Indian weaving, Arabian bedouin work, West African narrow-strip weaving, Nepalese inlay, Indonesian textiles, Japanese kasuri resist dyeing, Guatemalan decorative weavers, and Peruvian tapestries. For students, anthropologists, and practicing weavers. The text contains 169 illustrations, including 60 in color. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Art of Weaving a Life
A Framework to Expand and Strengthen Your Personal Vision
Paperback ISBN: 0764352644
Basic Basket Making
All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started
Paperback ISBN: 0811734889
- Step-by-step instructions complete with detailed color photographs - Includes a chapter on dyeing reed at home - 4 basic basket projects for the beginning weaver The art of basket making is described in detail for the beginning or experienced weaver. Complete with a chapter on tools and materials to get started, this easy-to-use guide explains and illustrates how to weave reed, incorporate premade handles, finish basket rims, and a host of other basket-making techniques. It also contains a chapter on dyeing reed, a simple and cost-effective way to obtain desired colors and results. Complete instructions for making a Flared Bun Basket, Small Market Basket, Napkin Basket, and Easter Basket teach necessary skills.
Basic Rug Hooking
All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started
Paperback ISBN: 0811733912
- Rug-hooking tools and materials summarized and explained - Step-by-step instructions and photos show in detail how to hook - Tips to help you develop and refine your skills - Recommended by RUG HOOKING Magazine From its humble beginnings--a bent nail, burlap feed bag, pair of scissors, and the good parts of worn-out wool clothing were the original tools--rug hooking has developed into a fine art form that allows crafters to create beautiful, complex designs with an array of high-tech tools. Basic Rug Hooking distills the essential tools and techniques of this popular traditional craft and walks the reader through 5 rug-hooking projects, including a table mat, a project suitable for framing, and wearable pins, as well as traditional rugs.
The Best of Weaver's
Summer and Winter Plus
Paperback ISBN: 1933064218
Creating exciting, luxurious fabrics will come easily to beginning and experienced crafters alike with this compendium of special weaving structures. Featuring more than 40 projects and instructions for designing and drafting more designs, the guide presents weavers with detailed directions for summer, winter, diamond, taqueté, samitum, and polychrome weaves. This collection features patterns for coverlets, garments, table linens, and rugs.