The Handweaver S Pattern Directory

Author: Anne Dixon
Publisher: Interweave
ISBN: 9781596680401
Size: 38.37 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: 72.11 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.

Shadow Weave Simply

Author: Susan Kesler-Simpson
Publisher:
ISBN: 0811767922
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Add Shadow Weave to your repertoire with Susan Kesler-Simpson's easy-to-follow instructions. Susan's approach is to first break down the structure of Shadow Weave so that any level weaver can understand how alternating light and dark threads in both warp and weft can present a dominant motif outlined with an identical shadow. She walks you through how the structure builds and weaves, and once you comprehend how the weave structure works, you will be able to weave any of the 25 project patterns in the book. You will also have the knowledge to transform other drafts to Shadow Weave, or to design your own Shadow Weave pattern.

Overshot Simply

Author: Susan Kesler-Simpson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 081176799X
Size: 66.33 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 Textile Artist S Studio Handbook

Author: Visnja Popovic
Publisher:
ISBN: 1592537774
Size: 25.31 MB
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Explore the world of textile arts, one thread at a time. Expand your repertoire of textile crafting and design techniques. Shows the foundations of design and fabrication, includes a glossary of materials, and classic techniques that include weaving, dyeing, painting, and more.

The Weaver S Studio Woven Shibori

Author: Catharine Ellis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1632503573
Size: 18.92 MB
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Rediscover Woven Shibori In this update of the classic Woven Shibori, master weaver Catharine Ellis teaches weavers of all skill levels how to create beautiful dyed woven cloth, using environmentally friendly natural dyes. Shibori is a traditional Japanese technique, in which a piece of cloth is shaped by folding, stitching, tying, or wrapping then dyed to create stunning color patterns. Ellis developed a method of weaving resist warp and weft threads directly into the cloth and shared her findings in her breakthrough book. Featuring all-new information on working with natural dyes and dozens of new photographs, this revised edition is an invaluable resource for weavers. It features: • Techniques for incorporating shibori into two-shaft weaves, monk's belt, overshot, twills, laces, and other patterns • Guidance and inspiration for creating your own woven shibori designs • Instructions for preparing the fabric for dyeing and finishing the dyed cloth • Recipes for creating natural dyes from plants and insects to dye both plant and animal fibers • Special effects for enhancing woven shibori, including layering colors, cross dyeing, felting, creating permanent pleats, and burning out Woven Shibori opens up a world of creative surface design possibilities for weavers and textile artists.