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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Experience the Magic of Handweaving

&break;&break;Sigrid Piroch is an experienced weaver who leads readers on a journey through the world of cloth. She will guide you through the beginning stages of weaving, from planning and designing, to the final stages, when the beautiful piece of cloth is ready to take off the loom. You will also learn about weavers around the world who weave cloth out of necessity, tradition, and art. This is a resource for all those with an interest in the amazing process. The book includes:&break;&break;A glossary of tools and terms&break;&break;A guide to choosing your own loom&break;&break;Step-by-step projects with easy-to-follow illustrations&break;&break;Design instructions and ideas&break;&break;Inspirational photos

 

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Good beginning weaver’s book that contains basic information about a great many weaving subjects and includes hints and information about weavers around the world. The book is lavishly illustrated ... Read full review

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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

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

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