The Book of Looms
A History of the Handloom from Ancient Times to the Present
Paperback ISBN: 0874516498
A heavily illustrated classic on the evolution of the handloom is now reissued in a handy paper edition.
Braiding and Knotting
Techniques and Projects
Paperback ISBN: 0486230597
Complete, easy-to-follow instructions for various kinds of braiding and weaving techniques and different kinds of knots. Along with these instructions are directions for making numerous articles with braids and knots: belts, lanyards, mats, rugs, sandals, hats, bags, more. 57 illustrations.
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.
Weaving Community Through Collaborative Eco-Art
Paperback ISBN: 0865717788
Disposing of unwanted natural materials can be expensive and time-consuming, or it can present a tremendous opportunity for creating collaborative eco-art. Invasive-species control, green-waste management, urban gardening, and traditional crafts can all be brought together to strengthen community relationships and foster responsible land stewardship. Simple, easily taught, creative techniques applied with shared purpose become the modern-day equivalent of a barn raising or a quilting bee. Common Threads is a unique guide to engaging community members in communal handwork for the greater good. Sharon Kallis provides a wealth of ideas for: - Working with unwanted natural materials, with an emphasis on green waste and invasive species - Visualizing projects that celebrate the human element while crafting works of art or environmental remediation - Creating opportunities for individuals to connect with nature in a unique, meditative, yet community-oriented way Combining detailed, step-by-step instructions with tips for successful process and an overview of completed projects, Common Threads is a different kind of weaving book. This inspirational guide is designed to help artists and activists foster community, build empowerment, and develop a do-it-together attitude while planning and implementing works of collaborative eco-art. Sharon Kallis is a Vancouver artist who specializes in working with unwanted natural materials. Involving community in connecting traditional hand techniques with invasive species and garden waste, she creates site-specific installations that become ecological interventions. Her recent projects include The Urban Weaver Project, Aberthau: flax=food+fibre, and working closely with fiber artists, park ecologists, First Nations basket weavers, and others.
Textiles, Crafts Production & Social Dynamics in the Bronze Age Southern Aegean
Hardcover ISBN: 1785709666
The mid second millennium BC material record of the southern Aegean shows evidence of strong Cretan influence. This phenomenon has traditionally been seen in terms of
DIY Woven Art
Inspiration and Instruction for Handmade Wall Hangings, Rugs, Pillows, and More!
Paperback ISBN: 1632504316
An alt twist on traditional wall hangings! Get crafty with DIY Woven Art! These 15 fabulous fiber art projects--from colorful pillows and rugs to dramatic wall hangings--will add a pop to any room in your house. No loom? No worries. Rachel Denbow shows you how to fabricate 3 simple, portable looms, including a cost-effective rigid heddle loom. DIY Woven Art also includes tips on customizing your designs and choosing the right fibers and embellishments for each project--basically, everything you need to know to create these gorgeous projects from start to finish. Happy weaving!
Early American Weaving and Dyeing
The Domestic Manufacturer's Assistant and Family Directory in the Arts of Weaving and Dyeing
Paperback ISBN: 0486234401
Classic guide, first published in 1817. How to weave 35 designs, from damask diaper to Bird's-eye carpet, and 41 selections on dyeing. Detailed coverage of wool processing, calculating thread, carding and spinning, loom operation, more.
The Field Guide to Fleece
100 Sheep Breeds & How to Use Their Fibers
Paperback ISBN: 1612121780
With this compact, portable reference in hand, crafters can quickly and easily look up any of 100 sheep breeds, the characteristics of their fleece, and the kinds of projects for which their fleece is best suited. Each breed profile includes a photo of the animal and information about its origin and conservation status, as well as the weight, staple length, fiber diameter, and natural colors of its fleece. This is a great primer for beginners, and a handy guide for anyone who loves working with fleece!
Paperback ISBN: 1929572085
Learn the basic techniques for fingerweaving, the art of making textiles without a loom. Learn how to reproduce Native American styles and designs or create original pieces of your own. Each technique is simply described, step-by-step, with a color illustration for each move.