The Weaver's Workbook: A Concise Weaving Course Based On A Creative Understanding Of The Principles And Practices Of The Craft

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Macmillan, Dec 15, 1988 - Crafts & Hobbies - 96 pages
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Hilary Chetwynd's clear and practical approach, presented with a wealth of full-color diagrams, drafts, and photographs, promises to bring the enjoyment of creative weaving to a wide circle of enthusiasts, from beginner to experienced weaver.

The book provides comprehensive advice on a variety of topics, including:

-Choosing a loom and weaving accessories
-Designing and making the warp
-Threading the shafts and reed
-Preparing the loom
-Drafting and weaving patterns
-The weaving process
-Solving problems
-Finishing woolen fabrics
-And more.

This comprehensive guide gives readers a creative approach to weaving, based on a sound and lively understanding of the fundamental principles and practices of the craft.

  

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Contents

Introduction
7
Looms and weaving accessories
9
Designing the warp
14
Making the warp
17
Threading the shafts and reed
29
Preparing the loom for weaving
32
Weaving
37
How to solve weaving problems
39
Warp tension
43
Pattern drafting
44
Pattern weaving
46
Finishing of woollen fabrics
93
Suppliers list
96
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About the author (1988)

Hilary Chetwynd studied at Camberwell School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. She designs woven textiles, and has lectured throughout Britain and the United States.

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