The Handweaver S Pattern Directory

Author: Anne Dixon
Publisher: Interweave
ISBN: 9781596680401
Size: 51.62 MB
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A comprehensive introduction to the tools, equipment, fibers, and yarns used with four-shaft looms, this reference features patterns for 600 different weaves, including twill, zigzag, diamond, herringbone, and block. Color photographs and large-scale drawings allow weavers to closely examine the details, and the compact size and lay-flat binding is convenient for keeping near the loom. A handbook that is essential for all four-shaft weavers, this manual includes weaving basics, specialized projects organized by degree of difficulty, finishing techniques, resources, and a glossary of terms.

Handwoven Table Linens

Author: Tom Knisely
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0811765423
Size: 16.57 MB
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Master weaver Tom Knisely presents patterns and ideas to spruce up your table with new weaves Tom Knisely, author of bestseller Rag Rug Weaving and Handwoven Baby Blankets, has now turned his attention to one of the most popular categories of weaving: table linens. Placemats, runners, tablecloths, and napkins play a central role in creating the look of a dining room or kitchen table, and this book gives you the tools needed to realize your vision for these special items. Tom has found inspiration from things as varied as china patterns, a classic Spode Christmas tree, and traditional weaving patterns such as Shadow Weave, Wheel of Fortune, and Star of Bethlehem. For each pattern, he outlines the materials you need, how to set up your loom, and the pattern to weave. Add your own dash of inspiration if you choose different colors, and make each piece your own. The 27 patterns include simple weaves worked on 2- and 4-harness looms, as well as more complex weaves requiring more harnesses. Because Tom is at heart a teacher, he also chose each project with the thought that it should add to your weaving repertoire in some way. The techniques you learn as you work on the projects in this book are things that you can adapt and use down the road in future weaving.

Overshot Simply

Author: Susan Kesler-Simpson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 081176799X
Size: 14.10 MB
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Overshot is perhaps the most iconic weaving technique--think antique coverlets and fancy table runners--yet many weavers are intimidated by its complex-looking structure. But it doesn't have to be difficult! In this book, Susan Kesler-Simpson makes overshot approachable by breaking it down piece by piece so that the weaver understand how it works, and then she puts it all back together so that weavers will have the confidence to make their own overshot patterns or to try any of the 38 overshot projects she has designed for the book. Weavers will learn: to understand overshot as a derivative of twill to understand the tie-up, placement of tabby in the tie-up, threading, and treadling how to choose threads for overshot how to use borders in your designs how to set up the loom for overshot how to work an overshot gamp Projects include: Blankets Shawls Scarves Christmas ornaments Table runners Placemats Napkins Others "Susan’s explanations are to the point and easy to understand. When you read through the chapters, it’s as if Susan is sitting there with you, telling you in a friendly voice how to weave overshot step by step."--excerpt from the Foreword by Tom Knisely

The Weaver S Idea Book

Author: Jane Patrick
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1620331675
Size: 28.72 MB
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New and experienced weavers alike are always on the lookout for new weave-structure patterns. 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, The Weaver's Idea Book brings together a variety of ways to create exquisite cloth. 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. Weaving, especially on rigid-heddle looms, is enjoying a resurgence, and contemporary weavers are in need of a book to bridge the divide between basic books and complex text designed for advanced weavers with sophisticated tools. Celebrating the immense potential for creativity possible with the simplest of tools, The Weaver's Idea Book eBook opens new avenues for exploration on both the rigid-heddle and multishaft looms.

Handwoven Baby Blankets

Author: Tom Knisely
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 081171411X
Size: 79.88 MB
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What better way to welcome that precious, tiny new person than with a luxurious, handwoven blanket! These beautiful, colorful designs will appeal to today's contemporary moms, as well as lovers of traditional weaves. • More than 30 snuggly cozy projects for baby • Plain weaves and fancy weaves, for everyday or special occasions • How to choose the best materials • Projects for both 4 harness and 8 harness looms

Publishers Directory

Author: Gagne
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN:
Size: 45.87 MB
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Recommended for all libraries. -- Reference Book ReviewNew Edition The most comprehensive source of detailed information on more than 19,500 U.S. and Canadian publishers as well as small, independent presses, the 17th edition adds approximately 800 new entries -- 10% of which provide electronic formats, such as CD-ROMs and databases. Publishers Directory now includes e-mail addresses and URLs to aid Internet surfers and an alternate formats rubric which identifies how information is offered (i.e. audio, braille, CD-ROM, online, etc.). Subject, geographic, and publishers, imprints and distributors indexes are included, as well as a subject thesaurus that includes such topics as multiculturalism and unexplained phenomenon.