Handwoven Table Linens
27 Fabulous Projects from a Master Weaver
Paperback ISBN: 0811716171
Tom Knisely, author of bestseller Rag Rug Weaving and Handwoven Baby Blankets, has now turned his attention to one of the most popular categories of weaving: table linens. Placemats, runners, tablecloths, and napkins play a central role in creating the look of a dining room or kitchen table, and this book gives you the tools needed to realize your vision for these special items. Tom has found inspiration from things as varied as china patterns, a classic Spode Christmas tree, and traditional weaving patterns such as Shadow Weave, Wheel of Fortune, and Star of Bethlehem. For each pattern, he outlines the materials you need, how to set up your loom, and the pattern to weave. Add your own dash of inspiration if you choose different colors, and make each piece your own. The 27 patterns include simple weaves worked on 2- and 4-harness looms, as well as more complex weaves requiring more harnesses. Because Tom is at heart a teacher, he also chose each project with the thought that it should add to your weaving repertoire in some way. The techniques you learn as you work on the projects in this book are things that you can adapt and use down the road in future weaving.
Ike Ulana Lau Hala
The Vitality and Vibrancy of Lau Hala Weaving Traditions in Hawaii
Paperback ISBN: 0824840933
The weaving of lau hala represents a living tradition borne on the great arc of Pacific voyaging history. This thriving tradition is made immediate by masters of the art who transmit their knowledge to those who are similarly devoted to, and delighted by, the smoothness, softness, and that particular warm fragrance of a woven lau hala treasure. The third volume in the Hawai‘inuiakea series, ‘Ike Ulana Lau Hala is an intriguing collection of articles and images about the Hawaiian tradition of ulana lau hala: the weaving, by hand, of dried Pandanus tectorius leaves. ‘Ike Ulana Lau Hala considers the humble hala leaf through several, very different lenses: an analysis of lau hala items that occur in historic photographs from the Bishop Museum collections; the ecological history on hala in Hawai‘i and the Pacific including serious challenges to its survival and strategies to prevent its extinction; perspectives–in Hawaiian–of a native speaker from Ni‘ihau on master weavers and the relationship between teacher and learner; a review–also in Hawaiian– of references to lau hala in poetical sayings and idioms; a survey of lau hala in Hawaiian cultural heritage and the documentation project underway to share the art with a broader audience; and a conversation with a master artisan known for his distinct and intricate construction of the lei hala. Rich with imagery, this extraordinary volume will guide the reader to a better understanding of the cultural scope and importance of lau hala, fostering an appreciation of the level of excellence to which the art of ulana lau hala has risen under the guidance of masters who continue to steer the Hawaiian form of the tradition into the future. Contributors include: Lia Keawe, Marsha MacDowell, Kurt Dewhurst, Marques Marzan, Jenna Robinson, Betty Kam, Annette Ku‘uipolani Wong, Kekeha Solis, Timothy Gallaher, and Kaiwipuni Lipe with Uncle Roy Benham. The volume is co-edited by Keawe, MacDowell, and Dewhurst.
Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom
Discover the Full Potential of the Rigid-heddle Loom, for Beginners and Beyond
Paperback ISBN: 1603429727
Rigid-heddle weaving is a simple technique to learn and master but offers a lifetime of possibilities to discover. Covering all the basics—from how to select a loom to initial setup and starting techniques—Weaving Large on a Little Loom also introduces a wide variety of techniques. Beginners will be excited by the range of projects they can do, while more experienced weavers will be surprised and delighted by the author's exploration of tapestry, warp-face patterning, weft-pile weaving, weaving with fine threads, woven shibori, shadow weave, and creating textural effects by experimenting with different types of yarn and even weaving with wire and conductive thread.
Learn to Weave With Anne Field
A Project-Based Approach to Weaving Basics
Paperback ISBN: 1570766185
While most beginner books describe the different weaving techniques and then give examples of how they can be used, internationally acclaimed masterweaver Anne Field’s latest book takes a project-based approach, where beginners learn the techniques through actually doing a weaving project. Initial chapters discuss choosing a loom and how to set it up and then it is straight into the projects, which include table runners, table mats, wraps, scarves, fabric for a vest and jacket, cushions, wall hangings, and rugs. Each project is described in detail, with photographs showing the finished work, as well as the various steps in getting there. The book focuses on shaft looms only, with most projects woven on four-shaft looms, using yarns such as wool, cotton, Tencel, and bamboo.
20+ Tiny Yarn Projects to Make from Your Stash
Hardcover ISBN: 1419728989
Loome Party is a one-stop shop for learning how to use the Loome tool to make tiny, splendid projects using only your yarn stash. Learn the foundations of creating pom-poms, tassels, friendship bracelets, weavings, and cords galore with Vilasinee Bunnag, founder of Loome. Bunnag provides clear, step-by-step instructions and colorful photography that will teach you how to use the all-in-one tool (included in the book) to make mini masterpieces. Once you’ve got the hang of working with the tool, you’ll learn how to change and combine these basic elements to make more than 20 bright and playful projects—each developed by a guest designer—including pom-pom gift toppers, woven bracelets, and tassel garlands. Loome Party is a fun, thorough, and modern reference full of approachable how-to projects for readers of all ages.
The Magic of Doubleweave
Paperback ISBN: 1933064048
Provides photographs that illustrate how to design and weave 30 different projects including place mats, coverlets, jackets, bags, wall hangings, and throws using four- to sixteen-shaft looms. This work offers instructions on the various ways to produce multiple layers with a loom - block-double weaves, stitched double cloths, and more.
Learn to Weave With 25 Bright and Brilliant Loom Weaving Projects
Paperback ISBN: 178249362x
Laura Strutt has designed 25 contemporary weavings in a range of stylish colourways, from bright neons to pastels, Navajo-inspired earth tones, monochrome and neutrals, as well as suggesting alternate colours so you can match your makes to your home and your accessories to your mood. With a comprehensive techniques section that covers everything from how to make your own loom, warping (preparing) a loom, basics such as tabby weave, bubbling, Egyptian knots, Soumak weave, basket weave and many more, you will develop the skills you need to make a wide range of exciting projects, such as a stunning gold and cream wall hanging with extra-long Rya knots, a pastel-coloured hanging with ribbons and strips of lace to create a tactile texture, or a pretty phone cover with Aztec-inspired triangles – the only difficult part is choosing what to make first!
Norwegian Pick-Up Bandweaving
Hardcover ISBN: 0764347519
For the first time in English, a complete book about Norwegian pick-up bandweaving—from its fascinating history to beautiful bands you can make yourself, with more than 100 pattern charts from bands in museum collections. Part 1 tells the story of how these bands were used in the rural communities of 18th and 19th century Norway, as stocking bands, swaddling bands, sending bands, and more. Part 2 looks closely at twenty bands brought to America by Norwegian immigrants, and what they tell us about traditional patterns, colors, and materials. Part 3 has clear and concise instructions for weaving pick-up on simple, traditional band heddles, and these instructions can also be adapted to other kinds of looms. Meticulously researched, easy-to-read, and profusely illustrated, this book is destined to become a classic in the field. It will interest not only weavers but anyone who appreciates textile arts, folk costumes, and Norwegian culture.