The Magic of Handweaving: The Basics and Beyond

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Krause Publications Craft, May 25, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Beautiful works of fabric art are easily achieved using the magical hand weaving techniques presented in this exciting new book?the second in the Tradition in the Making series. Author Sigrid Piroch expertly guides readers through everything they need to know about the art of hand weaving, including the history and heritage of this timeless art, how looms work, what tools and equipment to use, the basics of good technique, how to plan projects, analyzing cloth, reading and drawing patterns, and designing fabric for practical and art purposes. She then guides the weaver step-by-step through more than 10 gorgeous projects, including mug rugs, a scarf, napkins, pillows, towels, and clothing. This book also features insightful and inspiring works of art from several hand weaving textile artists from around the world, as well as invaluable resource listings. Sigrid Piroch has been weaving for more than 20 years and has taught classes and seminars throughout North America. ? All-in-one reference guide for weavers of all skill levels ? Clear, concise, step-by-step instructions and 300 illustrations and color photographs to guide weavers ? More than 10 gorgeous projects, including home d?cor and wearables
  

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The magic of hand weaving: the basics and beyond

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Piroch is a longtime weaver, workshop instructor, and juror whose art has been widely exhibited. This book communicates her love for her craft and is an excellent introduction to weaving, with an ... Read full review

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I don't think this is the most comprehensive book for a new or new-ish weaver, but the photography is lovely and the gamp section is excellent. Read full review

Contents

Foreword
The Magic of Handweaving
Small SImple Portable Looms
The Basics of Handweaving
Weaving Structure and Sett
Drafting and Drawdowns
Yarns Threads and Fibers
Knots and Other Tricks of the Trade
Weave a Rainbow
Vested Interests
Rags to Riches
Follow Your Star
Fabric Analysis is Fun
Weftovers
Circle of Love
Resources

Essentials for the New Weaver First Project
Smile Youre Weaving

Common terms and phrases

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