Inventive Weaving, The Weaver's Idea Book and Tapestry Weaving are the three hottest weaving books out there because of their user - friendly information, instructions and ideas. All are in stock and ready to ship!
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CARD WEAVING & TABLET WEAVING: Russell E Groff. Lovingly typed up using a Selectric italic face, and hand-illustrated with B&W photos of setups and samples, this labor of love from Robin & Russ Handweavers, 1969, is as splendid an introduction to tablet weaving as other more finely polished and professionally published offerings. The information in this book is amazing, with great detail in patterns. What a delight to have a piece of Mr. Groff's early work.
INVENTIVE WEAVING ON A LITTLE LOOM: Rigid-heddle weaving is simple to learn, is easy to master, and offers a lifetime of possibilities to discover! Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom covers everything rigid-heddle weavers need to know about the craft, from the basics — how to select a loom, set it up, and get started — to a wide variety of fun techniques that yield beautiful results. Begin by exploring a variety of weave structures, including finger-manipulated laces, tapestry, and color play with stripes, plaids, and multicolor yarns. Then move on to more complex designs and irresistible projects, from pillows and curtains to bags, shawls, and even jewelry. Explore warp-face patterning, weft-pile weaving, weaving with fine threads, woven shibori, shadow weave, and the textural effects you can create with different yarns and with wire and conductive thread. Everything you need to know is here, with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions to ensure success.
THE WEAVERS IDEA BOOK: As a guide for beginners and practiced weavers Jane Patrick's book is inspirational. Although specifically aimed at the rigid heddle loom, the 200 pages hold a wealth of information on weave structures and patterns that can be used on many looms. The spiral bound, textbook-style layout is good, with clear section separation, and the chapters take you up a hierarchy of difficulty. I felt comfortable with plain, finger-controlled and pick up weaves, then I marvelled in awe at sections on warp and weft-faced frabrics and working with two heddles. There is a nod to garment and item construction in the guise of a few set pieces, but the book's real strength is in opening a treasure chest of weaving possibility to new or relatively inexperienced weavers. Each section provides a soft kaleidoscope of samples which I have already been tempted to replicate. The book will doubtless remain a good source book to refer to for new creative ideas and inspiration. Use one of the world's simplest tools to explore the creative possibilities of cloth! The Weaver's Idea Book presents a variety of patterns for simple rigid-heddle and harness looms, complete with sample swatches for drafts and project ideas. Beginning and experienced weavers on the lookout for new weave structure patterns will be drawn to the multitude of designs in The Weaver's Idea Book.
WEAVING MADE EASY: Liz Gipson. This easy and accessible guide to weaving uses the simple rigid-heddle loom to create fabrics that are a perfect blend of fun and functionality. The rigid-heddle loom is small, portable, and affordable, making it the perfect starting point for anyone wanting to learn how to weave. 17 quick and easy weaving projects show how to make fabrics that are soft and drapey, sturdy and practical, or just plain fun and funky.
THE ASHFORD BOOK OF RIGID HEDDLE WEAVING: International weaving teacher and author, Rowena Hart, shows how to create exciting and beautiful garments and home ware – all on a simple two shaft loom. In this book she guides you, step-by-step, showing just how easy it is to make your own unique woven creations. In this revised edition explore more exciting techniques such as brooks bouquet, soumak, huck and superfine weaving using the second heddle kit. Ashford two shaft looms – the Rigid Heddle and Knitters looms – are simple to use, light and compact, and will open a world of colour and texture for you.
TAPESTRY WEAVING By Kirsten Glasbrook: Kirsten Glasbrook shows step by step how to weave gorgeous tapestries, from choosing colours and winding warps through to creating images and finishing off with tassels and beads. Learn how to create horizontal and diagonal lines, curves, motifs, shading, outlines, borders and more. There is a gallery of beautiful finished works to inspire everyone from beginners to experienced weavers. This best-selling title has been re-issued to inspire a whole new generation.
TABLET WEAVING MADE EASY (DVD): By John Mullarkey. Do you love to weave but wish you could take your loom with you? Imagine a 4-shaft loom you can carry in your pocket! Using the age-old art of tablet weaving, also called card weaving, you will create beautifully patterned bands to use as belts, straps, bookmarks, or as embellishments for other weaving projects.
In this Online Workshop you’ll learn:
*Tips for the best tablet-weaving tools and materials
* How to read a tablet-weaving draft
*How to warp using cards
*Techniques for successful weaving, including managing selvedges and fixing mistakes
*How to design your own tablet-weaving patterns
*How to finish your tablet-woven bands
Using John’s best-selling video instruction throughout, this Online Workshop teaches everything you need to know to make your own tablet-woven bands. Tablet weaving is endlessly fascinating: after pattern design and warping, you simply turn the cards to watch your patterns emerge. John is an expert in this field, and he makes learning a new craft easy. John’s excitement is infectious: join him and an awesome group of weavers in celebrating this ancient art.
PIN LOOM WEAVING: Tiny palm-sized pin looms are making a comeback. Here is the perfect book to get started with this intriguing weaving technique. 40 different projects you can create from these squares and rectangles. It only requires 7 1/2 yds of yarn to complete a square (think stash buster)...So gather up your yarn stash and get to it. They are small enough to carry with you. But remember...it is addicting." Shows how to use tiny hand looms to produce big results, from blankets and toys to home décor, and even includes instructions on how to build your own pin loom!...Added color photos throughout for a lovely, winning needlework guide!
LOOM KNITTING PRIMER: Isela Phelps. Knitting looms are becoming so popular because loom-knitting is such an easy craft to take up―it can be learned by both children and adults alike in just a few hours. If you have fond memories of spool knitting (a round wooden spool with a central hole surrounded by four small nails) when you were a child then you know how easy it was to create yards and yards of knitted tubes. Today‘s loom are just as easy and fun to use! These looms come in a variety of shapes and sizes, some are circular, others rectangular, some tiny and some large. The size of the loom dictates the size of the knitted piece although you can easily join smaller panels together to make larger items. This book is designed as a hands on project resource as well as an essential reference for the growing band of loom knitters. Clear step by step illustrations throughout show how to cast-on, bind-off and knit a wide range of stitches on both round looms and knitting boards. Practice projects are provided for each technique, and there are more then 30 attractive patterns to get the crafter started.
- the first book to provide patterns for an increasingly popular tool
- comprehensive techniques and information provide the essential back-up manual to supplement the minimal instructions that come with the looms
- over 30 quick and easy patterns for sweaters and accessories
- written by an expert in the field
LOOM KNITTING SCARVES, HATS BAGS & MORE: Isela Phelps. If you have struggled to knit with needles, loom knitting is an easy craft to master. Looms are easy and fun to use, even without any knitting experience. In just a few hours you can create fabulous accessories ion every color, texture, and style imaginable! From beautiful scarves for the whole family, to stylish cell hone holders, Loom Knitting Scarves, Hats, Bags & More can help you knit unique accessory designs for all occasions. 40 quick-and-easy inspiring projects for no-needle knitting---from glamorous shawl patterns to cute and colorful baby mittens, shown in over 300 color photographs. Start your new loom knitting adventure today and you'll never look back!
LOOM KNITTING FOR BABIES & TODDLERS. Isela Phelps: More projects from Isela Phelps that address the loom knitter's constant demand for new and varied designs―this time in a book solely devoted to knitting for babies and toddlers. The delightful designs in the book are fun, easy, and quick to make on a loom. In a small amount of time Isela will have you whipping up a fabulous collection of baby garments, toys, and accessories for every child or grandchild in your family or neighborhood!
As more crafters discover loom knitting they appreciate the clear instructions, diagrams, and photos that are a trademark of this easy-to-follow loom knitting series, and are continued in this latest collection of adorable projects. With an illustrated introductory chapter that clearly explains and demonstrates the different techniques required for successful looming, the over fifty projects can be made on all types of looms, including the newer ones just coming on the market. Packed with helpful hints, tips, designer know-how, and lovely knitted items, this is an outstanding addition to all loom knitters' libraries―and super great for beginners as the projects are smaller and very manageable.
LOOM KNITTING AFGHANS: Popular loom knitting maven Isela Phelps is back with a new book containing patterns for afghans, blankets, and throws. Whether you're new to loom knitting or a serial afghan knitter looking for some new exciting projects, this book has lots to delve into from blankets featuring graphic chevron patterns or a variety of stitches and textures, to easy patchwork throws or blankets showcasing intricate cables and lace patterns. As the projects are arranged from beginner to advanced, new loom knitters can progress through the designs while learning and mastering techniques along the way. Isela provides the clear, easy-to-follow instructions her books are known for, and shares hints and tips for how to choose the right loom and yarn for a project. An illustrated introductory chapter explains and demonstrates everything you need to know about loom knitting and serves as a great refresher course. A finishing section helps you achieve expert results and provides instructions for how to personalize your designs with a range of embellishments.
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