Blending Tradtional and Innovative yarns. For weavers who want to learn innovative techniques that blend traditional and high-tech yarns on multi-shaft looms into unique material, this book from highly respected weaver Lotte Dalgaard is the ultimate resources. Dalgaard worked for more than 10 years developing inventive hand-loomed fabric with attractive pleats, folds, frills, and crinkles, working closely with fashion designer Ann Schmidt who took Dalgaard’s pioneering fabrics and shaped them into garments—without cutting. The results are fascinating and set a whole new style of hand-woven fashion. Loom-formed textiles are exciting because the cloth becomes the protagonist, not simply a backdrop for the pattern-cutting design skills. Dalgaard now shares her secrets in this straightforward guidebook that includes a helpful list of yarn suppliers, a shrinkage chart, and dozens of illustrative photographs and diagrams, so all weavers can share in the pleasure and play with magical materials.
woven textiles a contemporary twist with Color and Texture in
Weaving. Learn to mix color and yarn types to create textiles
that are rich with color and texture as well as refreshing and
modern. Using either a simple four- or eight-shaft loom you can
discover how to mix color and yarn types to maximize visual effects
in your weaving.
If you're new to the loom, you'll find complete instructions on how to get your loom set up with illustrated diagrams and beginner-friendly lifting patterns. And if you've already mastered the basic skills, you'll find Color and Texture in Weaving to be a dependable weaving resource with complex techniques and a wealth of inspiring patterns. There are hundreds of weaving patterns within for you to enjoy; each is illustrated with swatches of finished textiles, setup diagrams, lifting patterns, and fabric samples shown in large, full-color photos to highlight the detail.
Crackle is a surprisingly versatile weave structure with exciting design potential. Weave Classic Crackle and More offers a comprehensive explanation of drafting the crackle weave structure and weaving classic crackle. Tools and tips for independent designing add extra depth to your study of crackle. Explore crackle’s flexibility with a myriad of treadling variations, including an in-depth discussion of polychrome techniques. Learn about the expanded possibilities and unique challenges presented by crackle on more than four shafts. Over 200 images illustrate the methods described.
Creative Cloth on a Rigid Heddle Loom. The Weaver's Idea Book presents a wide variety of patterns for the simple rigid-heddle loom, accompanied by harness drafts for multishaft looms. The techniques include leno, Brooks bouquet, soumak, and embroidery on fabric. Each chapter contains weaving patterns along with swatches illustrating the techniques, accompanied by step-by-step photography. The book is arranged by structure or type of weave, from variations on plain weave to doubleweave. With traditional patterns from around the world, bands, and fabrics woven on two double heddles,Weaving tips and tricks help weavers at all levels achieve their textile dreams. In addition to pattern drafts, Jane offers project ideas that guide the reader through creating functional woven projects, from wearables to home decor.
Over 40 Projects in Summer & Winter and other Tied Unit Weaves. Creating exciting, luxurious fabrics will come easily to beginning and experienced crafters alike, with this compendium of special weaving structures. Featuring more than 40 projects and instructions for designing and drafting more designs, the guide presents weavers with detailed directions for summer, winter, diamond, taquet, samitum, and polychrome weaves. This collection features patterns for coverlets, garments, table linens, and rugs.
A Collection of the best articles from Weaver's on the area of pattern weaving encompassing huck lace. The result is a beautiful look at some of the more interesting texture weaves and projects utilizing them. The articles range from simple traditional 4-harness huck to dobby loom network drafting. Complex weavers and beginners will marvel at these projects and fall in love with huck (if they are not already) The best part of this book is the clear pattern diagrams accompanied by detailed photos of the weave structure. Over 40 projects, practice sampler.
Okay, so why THIS book? No matter what you are planning to weave you will use this book as a treasured reference guide over and over again! Weaving for Beginners is jam packed with useful information, tips and tricks that you can learn something new even if you are not a beginning weaver. Let master weaver Peggy Osterkamp show you how it's done. More time and more pleasure from your weaving -- that's what Peggy Osterkamp's New Guide to Weaving series offers novice and experienced weavers alike. The methods Osterkamp describes are based on many sources: Europe's centuries-old tradition of efficient handweaving as a livelihood, adaptations for handweaving from the textile industry, techniques taught by Jim Ahrens, the original designer of AVL looms, and her own experiences teaching and weaving. This Book has one objective: make four harness weaving easier for beginners! Spiralbound. Hardcover.
Renowned fiber artist Sara Lamb offers inspiration and project planning for her signature hand-manipulated techniques. Lamb leads weavers through the steps of making exquisite bags using folk weaving techniques that evoke modern ideas in brilliant colors and textures. A technique section of 6 folk weaving tutorials, such as hand-manipulating weaving techniques with a multi-technique sampler that gives basic instructions for soumak, twining, cut pile, card weaving and more! Sidebars sprinkled throughout the book include the history of folk weaving techniques, as well as Lamb's signature beaded and stitched embellishment designs.
For Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers - Peter Collingwood Special Edition
Get this one! Reprints of Peter Collingwood’s most memorable articles from the Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. The Journal is complete with Jason Collingwood’s memories of his father and Interview with Peter Collingwood on ply-split braiding.
Transforming Great Ideas into Cloth. What a great book if you want to delve deeper into weaving. A Must Have! This book is as crisp and clean as a damask tablecloth, as deep as a 16 harness waffle-weave towel, as durable as a 24 harness figured twill, as contemporary as a computer generated network weave. Not specifically a book of pattern weaves or a beginning weavers how-to reference, it is much more. Simply put Mastering Weave Structures is a textbook on the weave structures available to harness-loom weavers. What a difference Sharon Alderman's weaving and teaching experience make in presenting to the serious weaver this life long reference work on woven structure design. The traditional patterns are developed here, but with the purpose of making them available to the weaver to develop just the right structure for the material and purpose of their projects. We don't say this about all the books we see, but Mastering Weave Structures is a classic reference and textbook.
Weaving Made Easy is the beginning weavers’ ultimate guide to making fun, simple, and functional weaving projects from start to finish. Weaving Made Easy features seventeen simple projects made on the rigid heddle loom, a small, portable, and affordable weaving loom. Weaving Made Easy includes a step-by-step guide on getting started weaving; weaving vocab. 101, tools and materials explained, the basics of warp and weft, and how to start weaving. Weaving Made Easy offers clear instructions for how to make various practical fabrics, from drapy to sturdy scarves and bags to belts, placemats, rugs, and more.