The Joy of Hand Weaving
Paperback ISBN: 0486234584
The only book you'll need on the fundamentals of threads and weaves, plus numerous projects. Over 160 illustrations.
Learning to Weave
Paperback ISBN: 159668139x
Originally published in 1995, more than 40,000 weavers have used this unparalleled study guide to learn from scratch or to hone their skills. Written with a mentoring voice, each lesson includes friendly, straightforward advice and is accompanied by illustrations and photographs. Crafters need only to approach this subject with a willingness to learn such basics as three methods for step-by-step warping, basic weaving techniques, project planning, reading and designing drafts, the basics of all the most common weave structures, and many more handy hints. Beginners will find this guidebook an invaluable teacher, while more seasoned weavers will find food for thought in the chapters on weave structures and drafting.
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.
Luis Ortega's Rawhide Artistry
Braiding in the California Tradition
Paperback ISBN: 0806140917
Authors Stormes (award-winning saddle maker) and Reeves (chair, cowboy culture, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum) offer a look at the life and art of Luis B. Ortega, acclaimed rawhide braider of horse gear. Ortega's talent raised the status of his braiding from working gear to collectible art and influenced a generation of gear makers. Essentially, the book is both biography of a singular artist but it is more so a pictorial illustration of Ortega's art. Roughly 100 photographs and illustrations are included. Oversize: 9x11". Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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.
A Manual of Fingerweaving
Paperback ISBN: 192957200x
Provides information on the methods and rules of finger weaving to create a variety of traditional patterns, including the chevron, arrowhead, and diamond patterns, along with instructions on sash variations, twilling and beading, borders, and fringe.
A Woven History of Chiapas
Paperback ISBN: 0983886067
Through the pages of this incredibly-researched history and photo gallery, the world of the Maya lives on through the lens of its culture and costume, still seen today in the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico. In a region battered by centuries of invasions, subjugations, civil wars, and severe economic hardship, the Maya continue to celebrate and sustain their heritage in extraordinary traditional dress and festivals that are both riotous and sacred. Their ever-evolving, colorful, beautifully-handcrafted dress features exquisite gauze fabrics that trace their origins from the 9th century AD to a present-day lowland village; festival wear that blends Roman Catholicism and paganism, reverence and mockery; gloriously brocaded and embroidered wardrobes that tie communities together; and embroidery techniques that reflect displacements and migrations—in other words, fabrics that trace the history and evolution of a people. Two Maya experts and a photographer painstakingly record the remnants of influence from the Aztecs, Spanish conquistadors, Catholic missionaries, and the unseen gods and spirits that guide Maya culture today.
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!